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Calculation of MS plate thickness
Calculate thickness of MS plate for fabricating a tank

How to calculate the thickness of plates to fabricate a tank of MS plates size 3 meter X 3.5 meter X 5 meter (height) to be filled with water?

By A PLC Programmer on 4 June, 2008 - 12:42 am

Dear,

Try to find your answer somewhere else. It is not a mechanical forum. It is Electrical, Automation and Instrumentation forum.

Regards,

A PLC Programmer
Pakistan

By the way...

what are ms plates?
I'm not an engineer but currently working on a translation and I've come across this term in the context of solar thermal systems. An answer would be great

Thanks a lot
*C*

Mild Steel.

By Roy Matson on 18 June, 2008 - 6:51 pm

Carlotta,
MS shortcut for mild steel
SS shortcut for stainless steel
There must be a list of these somewhere

Regards
Roy

By Bill Schwarz on 18 June, 2008 - 6:51 pm

I believe MS refers to "mild steel".

By Francis on 9 May, 2011 - 6:38 am

MS plate, usually refer to mild steel. Though it can mean something else depending on which field of engineering.

> How to calculate the thickness of plates to fabricate a tank of MS plates size 3 meter X 3.5 meter X 5 meter (height) to be filled with water? <

After 2 years , plz find the answer.

Normally the tank thickness will be selected based on the inlet pressure.

but i assume this may be the atmospheric tank (atmospheric means the tank which is open to atmosphere).

For this kind of tank the minimum thickness will be 4 mm to 5 mm .

if i take 5 mm as thickness , the total weight of the tank will be:4.25 MT

Regards,
Saravanan.S
Asst.Manager

By Jan Nisar on 30 March, 2011 - 1:59 am

> How to calculate the thickness of plates to fabricate a tank of MS plates size 3 meter X 3.5 meter X 5 meter (height) to be filled with water? <

it is very simple to calculate the thickness if the MS plate:Do the following Step
Calculate Mass of the water
Mass= density of water * volume of water