Dip Charts for Elliptical Tanks

Name of Tank:
Width (A): [in]
Height (B): [in]
Length: [in]
Dip Stick Reading (h): [in]
Dipstick Calibrated in: [in]
Tank Orientation: Horizontal Vertical

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This calculator will tell you the volume of a horizontal paritally filled elliptical tank, or a vertical one. This will also generate a dip chart/table for the tank with the given dimensions you specify. Output is in gallons or liters.

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Industrial storage tanks many times are shaped like elliptical cylinders. Examples of this are heating oil tanks, water tanks and fuel tanks. Commonly owners and operators need to know the volume of a partially filled elliptical tank. Finding this out requires doing some math or referring to a dip chart that corresponds to the geometry of the tank is figuring the volume of water in a partially filled tank that rests on its side. To compute the volume, you must find the area of the cross-sectional shape (an elliptical segment) and then multiply it by the length of the tank. The calculator above can tell you volume of the fluid in the tank, or produce a dip chart for future reference.

For this calculator to give accurate results the geometry of the tank must be entered. The width of the tank is A, the height of the tank is B, and the height of the elliptical segment h corresponds to the fluid surface.