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

  1. way2afroz

    Thread Starter Member

    Dec 23, 2008
    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
    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
    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

    AAC Fanatic!

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

    Senior Member

    Jul 7, 2009
    The easy answer is get out your calculus book and figure it out -- it's not a terribly difficult integration. :p 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
    You could try one of these:

    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.