Temperature Expansion - Pipes

Input Data
L o = length of pipe (ft)
α  = linear expansion coefficient (in./in.degF)
o
δt  = temperature difference ( F)
Calculated Data
δl = thermal expansion (inches)

δl = thermal expansion (inches)
Temp.diff. (degF)
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
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T(degC) = 5/9[T(degF) - 32]
1 in (inch) = 25.4 mm
1 ft (foot) = 0.3048 m

300 (example 300 ft)
2.90E-05 (example PVC)
40 (example)

4.2

Length of pipe (ft)
10
20
0.10
0.21
0.14
0.28
0.17
0.35
0.21
0.42
0.24
0.49
0.28
0.56
0.31
0.63
0.35
0.70

30
0.31
0.42
0.52
0.63
0.73
0.84
0.94
1.04

40
0.42
0.56
0.70
0.84
0.97
1.11
1.25
1.39

50
0.52
0.70
0.87
1.04
1.22
1.39
1.57
1.74

51 2.46 1.04 1.60 0.48 .88 2.71 1.74 2.13 100 1.51 2.25 1.19 2.78 90 0.82 3.39 1.78 3.95 2.67 1.84 1.97 1.11 1.63 0.84 1.13 3.46 1.39 1.95 2.19 2.94 1.57 1.23 2.67 1.44 2.25 1.73 0.09 2.22 1.04 1.09 70 0.44 80 0.88 2.

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