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# Steel Pipes - Temperature Expansion

The maximum and minimum length of a pipe depends to the maximum and minimum temperature of the pipe - in cold (non operating) and running (operating) condition. The temperature expansion coefficient steel pipes per degree change of temperature is nearly constant:

• 6.5 10-6 (in/in oF)
• 14.0 10-6 (m/m oC)

### Carbon Steel Pipes - Temperature Expansion - Fahrenheit

The temperature expansion of carbon steel pipes expressed in inches per 100 feet per degree Fahrenheit:

### Carbon Steel Pipes - Temperature Expansion - Celcius

The temperature expansion of carbon steel pipes expressed in mm per m per degree Celsius:

#### Example - Expansion of Steam Pipe

The expansion of 10 m steam pipe from an installation temperature of 20 oC to design temperature 180 oC (pressure 10 bar) is 2.4 mm/m or

10 (m) 2.4 (mm/m) = 24 mm

## Related Topics

### • Piping Systems

Dimensions of pipes and tubes, materials and capacities, pressure drop calculations and charts, insulation and heat loss diagrams.

### • Temperature Expansion

Thermal expansion of pipes and tubes - stainless steel, carbon steel, copper, plastics and more.

## Related Documents

### ASME/ANSI B36.10/19 - Carbon, Alloy and Stainless Steel Pipes - Dimensions - Metric Units

Pipe sizes, inside and outside diameters, wall thickness, schedules, weight and weight of pipe filled with water - Metric Units.

### Circular Ring - Temperature Expansion

Calculate ring (or pipe) diameter expansion or contraction when temperature changes.

### Copper, Ductile Iron, Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel and Aluminum Piping Materials - Temperature Expansion

Thermal expansion of typical piping materials.

### EN 10255 - Non-alloy Steel Tubes for Welding and Threading - Dimensions

Dimensions and weights of steel tubes according BS EN 10255.

### Fixed Pipes - Stress vs. Change in Temperature

Temperature changes introduces stress fixed pipes.

### Linear Thermal Expansion

Online linear temperature expansion calculator.

### Liquids and Fluids - Specific Heats

Specific heats for some common liquids and fluids - acetone, oil, paraffin, water and many more.

### Metals - Temperature Expansion Coefficients

Thermal expansion coefficients metals.

### Metals and Alloys - Melting Temperatures

The melting temperatures for some common metals and alloys.

### Pipes and Tubes - Temperature Expansion

Pipes expands when heated and contracts when cooled and the expansion can be expressed with the expansion equation.

### Piping Materials - Temperature Expansion Coefficients

Temperature expansion coefficients for materials used in pipes and tubes like aluminum, carbon steel, cast iron, PVC, HDPE and more.

### Piping Materials - Temperature Heat Expansion and Cooling Contraction

Expansion and contraction when cast iron, carbon and carbon molybdenum steel, wrought iron, copper, brass and aluminum pipes are heated or cooled.

### Pressfit Pipes - Expansion Loops

Temperature expansion loops with pressfit piping.

### PVC Pipes - Temperature Expansion Loops

Calculate temperature expansion and contraction in PVC piping systems.

### PVC, CPVC, Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel and Fiberglass Pipes - Thermal Expansion Diagrams

Thermal expansion of PVC, CPVC, Carbon and Stainless Steel and Fiberglass pipes.

### Restricted Thermal Expansion - Force and Stress

Stress and force when thermal expansion a pipe, beam or similar is restricted.

### Shrink-Fits Assembly

Assembly temperatures for shrink-fits.

### Specific Heat of common Substances

Specific heat of products like wet mud, granite, sandy clay, quartz sand and more.

### Steam Pipes - Thermal Expansion

Thermal expansion of steam pipes heated from room temperature to operation temperature (mm pr. 100 m pipe).

### Steel Pipes - Bundling Schedules Length and Weight

Bundling schedules for standard weight and extra strong steel pipes.

### Steel Pipes - Temperature Expansion

Calculate temperature expansion with carbon steel pipes.

### Steel Pipes - Temperature Expansion

Calculate temperature expansion with carbon steel pipes.

### Steel Pipes - Thermal Expansion Loops

Calculating and sizing steel pipe thermal expansion loops.

### Steel Pipes - Weight

Weight of steel pipes and tubes vs. wall thickness.

### Thermal Expansion - Linear Expansion Coefficients

Linear temperature expansion coefficients for common materials like aluminum, copper, glass, iron and many more.

### Thermal Expansion of Steam Pipes - (inches)

Expansion of steam pipes heated from room temperature to operation temperature.

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