# Profile tube weight: calculations

When there is a need to calculatecharacteristics or weight of the profile pipe, specialists use special tables that are compiled with the help of GOST. In these tables you can find almost all the data you are interested in. If during construction you had to calculate the technical or physical characteristics of the product, in particular the profile pipe weight, then there is a separate table for this material that will allow you to determine the mass by its dimensions. Sometimes tables are used to calculate the dimensions depending on the weight.

Why do you need to know the mass?

The profile pipe is a product that, inUnlike standard pipes, it has a non-circular section. Most often there are pipes of rectangular and square cross-section. The most optimal are the following sizes: for square - 20X20 mm, and for rectangular - 60X40. Basically, such a pipe is used during the manufacture of various structural elements, often the weight of the profile pipe is set for calculations necessary to fill in technical documents. In addition, often there are unscrupulous sellers who deceit want to cash in on us. There are cases of pipes, where the declared thickness of the walls of products corresponds only to the dimensions along the edges, just where measurements are made. For example, a pipe with parameters 100X100X5 actually in the middle has dimensions of 100X100X4. Thus, the economy of metal is realized, and, knowing the weight of the profile pipe, it is easy to identify the "shortage".

Calculation of Internet calculators

It is possible to calculate the weight of a pipe usingsimple calculations. In the network, there are many calculators that help to clear the weight. All you need to do is to make known dimensions. Make the length of the pipe itself, the thickness of the walls and the sides of the profile. After that, mark the steel grade, and then press the "Enter" button. After this simple action on your screen, the weight of your pipe will appear with some error. As for the calculator that calculates the weight, the profile pipe is taken into account in them according to the data indicated in the tables. It is calculated by number, and not by means of special formulas. In addition to determining the weight, depending on the given data, it is possible to determine the length by knowing the mass with the help of the calculator. Thus, it becomes possible to determine the number of pipes with a length of 80X80 per 1 kg.

Calculation using formula

Pipe profile, the weight of which is indicated by the resultscalculation by means of a special geometric formula, can have an actual mass different from the calculated one. Due to the fact that the products do not always turn out to be an ideal geometric shape. Also with the help of a calculator it is possible to determine the mass of various other products: beams, angle, rod, square, circle, etc. If construction is performed using a large number of pipes, it is not recommended to take into account the weight calculated by the formulas, since it can differ significantly from the actual mass. Subsequently, this can lead to excessive overload of the support.

Conclusion

Ways to measure the mass of shaped pipes is enormousset, but the most accurate is the usual weighing with the help of scales. This is the only way for pipes to be sold at retail outlets when they are sold.