The Drain Time for Vertical Tanks Calculator is used to determine the time to drain a vertical vessel between any two liquid levels. The calculator is applicable to vessels with flat, elliptical, or hemispherical bottom heads.
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Tank Data
Tank Inner Diameter (ft): (What's this?)
Tank Inner Diameter:
Vessel Head Type: (Help)
Typical Vessel Head Types:
Cone Angle (deg): (What's this?)
The Cone Angle is the angle measured from the horizontal bottom seam of the tank, to theconical bottom. This is applicable only for vessels with a conical head.
Initial Liquid Level (ft): (What's this?)
Initial Liquid Level:
Final Liquid Level (ft): (What's this?)
Final Liquid Level:
Distance to Pipe Outlet (ft): (What's this?)
Distance to Pipe Outlet:
Fluid and Piping Data
Nominal Pipe Size:
Pipe Schedule:
Piping Material:
Viscosity (cP): (Typical Values)
Typical Viscosity Values
Gasoline @ 70F0.6
SAE 30 Oil @ 70F300.0
Water @ 70F1.0
Specific Gravity: (Typical Values)
Typical Specific Gravity Values
Gasoline @ 70F0.750
SAE 30 Oil @ 70F0.898
Water @ 70F1.000
Temperature: (F)
Piping Length (ft):
Flanged or Butt-Welded Elbows
Threaded Elbows
Entrance and Exits
Increasers and Reducers
Precent Addition to Clean Pressure Drop: (Help)
Increasse In Pressure Drop Due to Scale, Dirt, and Corrosion
Some piping systems will experience corrosion, scaling, dirt accumulation, etc. This accumlation will decrease the inner diameter avaliable for flow and change the roughness of the pipe. Both these changes will increase the pressure drop in the system. A typical increase is 20% of the clean pressure drop. If you would like to add this use factor to your calculation enter the percent increase desired below.

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