# measurement

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by way2afroz, Aug 5, 2010.

1. ### way2afroz Thread Starter Member

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how to measure a level of oil in a oil tank,whn there is no mesurement scale the tank is cylindrical,

i got littel idea but i need to conver cm to litres

i need brief intro about measuring anything and converting

i dont know even how to measure a land,please provide any information only in english language,

iam waiting for ur ans as soon as possible.

2. ### beenthere Retired Moderator

Apr 20, 2004
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You might find the volume calculator useful. What is the dimension of the tank that will be measured, and what degree of precision do you need?

3. ### Voltaire New Member

Aug 3, 2010
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V = 3.14159... x r^2 x h
if r and h is in cm then result is in millilitres
ml / 1000 = litres

4. ### BillB3857 Senior Member

Feb 28, 2009
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Just a point of curiosity...... How would you calculate the volume contained if the tank were laying on its side?

Jul 7, 2009
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The easy answer is get out your calculus book and figure it out -- it's not a terribly difficult integration. The best answer is to spend a little time researching it on the web. Here's one site; he even includes information on calculating the volume of an inclined cylinder.

6. ### Jaguarjoe Active Member

Apr 7, 2010
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You could try one of these:

http://tinyurl.com/2fwq7yn

Omega would probably have a digital readout for it too.

If you're poor, you can make a bubbler gauge. Lots of stuff on the net about this.