Plant InSites: Come Up With a Solid Estimate

Use geometry to figure out the amount of material in storage or equipment.

By Andrew Sloley, Contributing Editor

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So, total volume in a half-full feed hopper is 130 + 1,753 + 141 or 2,024 ft3.

This relatively simple example illustrates how you can estimate bulk solid volumes.

Andrew Sloley is a Chemical Processing contributing editor. You can e-mail him at

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