Glass weight ?

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    Does anyone have a formula for calculating glass weight ie the weight of an empty tank ?
     
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    anybooody out theeeereeee :whistling::whistling:
     
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    weight = volume x density

    silica density is 2.2 to 2.6
    glass density is about 2.57 (from internet) but varies

    so weight of a 1m square 10 mm glass sheet is

    100*100*1*2.57
    /1000 to convert to KG
    =25.7kg
     
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    Awesome Neil...Thanx :thumbup:
     
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    Top Stuff Neil. I've done my calc and its a little scary to see how heavy the tank glass really is.
     
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    i will put together a spreadsheet tonight for really easy clacs and post it asap..... it is flippen scary how much our tanks weigh
     
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    cool thanx Neil, I need to get a qoute on shipping a large tank and they need the weights....I also didnt go to many math classes :p
     
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    shipping tanks requires what they call volumetric weights as well, eg
    The volumetric weight of a shipment is a calculation that reflects the density of a package. A less dense item generally occupies more volume of space, in comparison to its actual weight. The volumetric or dimensional weight is calculated and compared with the actual weight of the shipment to ascertain which is greater; the higher weight is used to calculate the shipment cost.

    when packed in a box length*width*height/5000
     
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    Muy couriers go on wheight only as I have to crate / palletise my loads myself
     
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