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# How to calculate CBM of cylindrical object like a pipe or roll..??

How to calculate CBM of cylindrical object like a pipe or roll..?? An interesting question from a reader in response to my previous article https://www.shippingandfreightresource.com/2009/02/20/how-to-calculate-cbm-freight-ton/ on how to calculate CBM..

Hallo,

How do you calculate the volume of a Roll eg. a carpet @  3.00m(length) x 0.60m (diameter)

Thanks!

Let me explain how to calculate CBM of a pipe or a cylindrical object..

Firstly you need to make sure that all measurements are in metres as usual.. Secondly we will consider a roll as a cylinder and the length of the roll is to be taken as the height.. The formula for calculation of volume of a cylinder = pi x r[squared] x h where

• pi is the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle; approximately equal to 3.14159 (this is a standard measurement)
• r is the radius (half of the diameter)
• h is the height (equal to the length)

So in this case,

pi = 3.14159, r = .3 (half of the diameter) and h = 3

So using the formula pir[squared]h, the CBM = 3.14159 x .09 x 3 = 0.848 = less than a cubic metre

That will be end of the mathematics lesson.. 😮 I am Hariesh Manaadiar, the Founder of Shipping and Freight Resource.. I have been in the dynamic shipping and freight industry for over three decades and have worked in several sectors.. I share my experiences and knowledge of the industry through this blog for those looking for help in the industry.. Stay subscribed for more free useful content about shipping, freight, maritime, logistics, supply chain and trade..

1. Alvaro M

to calculate shipping CBM cylinders should be considered square base not circle base otherwise your shipping costs will be underestimated

2. GAYATHRI

SIR NEED HELP TO CALCULATE CBM FOR CYLINDER TYPE ROLL
175LENGH AND 30 DIA IN CM

3. YOGINI

Quantity – 840 kg
Drum size – 400mm*600mm( Diameter*height) shape: Round
i need the cbm

• Tarikul Islam

0.38 cbm

4. Raj Jain

I have a Steel Pipes with Diameter 16″ (406,4mm) and Length of 12 Meters Long. I wish to know how to calculate how many containers would I requirement for 400 Pieces? How many Pieces shall One container Hold? What is the maximum CBM a 40′ Container can bear?
Most Importantly, How to calculate?

5. yaser abdullah

hey ,
1 pipe diameter is 4.34 and length is 12M and weight is 17 tons ,please advise how to calculate the CBM .

• The formula for calculation of volume of a cylinder = pi x r[squared] x h where

pi is the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle; approximately equal to 3.14159 (this is a standard measurement)
r is the radius (half of the diameter)
h is the height (equal to the length)

6. Anitha

1 roll of dimensions 350cm by 50cm diameter and weight 55 kg.

Do u know how to get CBM ?

• Mohammed Amjad

Hi Anitha, From above given in put, first convert to mtrs L=350X0.01=3.5mtrs, dia or radius =50X0.01=0.5 mtrs, Formula piexr2xh
3.14X0.06×3.5 =0686CBM

7. Htet Ko Zin

Thanks a lot, sir

8. Hanif Mansoori

i want to know how many rools in 20′ container if size in inches lenght is 61″,width is cylender 56″ and hight is 17″

9. i want too calculate the CBM of this fabric roll pls help.
pls help. total rolls are 200.
Thickness 0.006cm (Width : 320cm x Length: 1500cm)

10. husain lakhtar

i want too calculate the CBM of this fabric roll pls help.
Width=135cms
dia=62 cms
pls help. total rolls are 200.

• raees

hi hussain. multiply these three lengths and you’ll get a total of 135x92x62=770040 , now divide this output by 1 million. (770040/1000000)= 0.77 cbm.

11. deepak

How can we apply mathematical formula for finding CBM..??? ,
here the length is 3M and Width and Height are .6M , so 3x.6x.6 = 1.08CBM

• Yogi Sabri Sandika

=(panjang*Lebar*Tinggi)/10000

12. Asiri

Tks for this tool. Really appreciated it.

13. Q: the calculation for the carpet applies similarly to all cylindrical shaped goods, including steel pipes? (I was made to understand otherwisw, i.e. volume in cubic metre = diam x diam x length)

14. Albert Mhizha

Under normal circumstances, the tonnage or cubic measurement will be used, which ever is greater and this applies in groupage shipments or air freight.

15. Arun

can you please let me know, how to calculate the Freight Ton based on available Actual weight of the equipment?

Any Examples? for calculate the freight ton based on actual weight of the equipment?

• Hi Arun, sorry not clear on your question.. Please elaborate.. Freight Ton is weight or measurement whichever is higher.. That is the basic principle.. What are you looking for..??

• Mehaboob Kabir

I have a Steel Pipes with Diameter 45″ and Length of 40′ Long & Weight of 20 Ton. I wish to know how to calculate the Freight Ton for 600 pcs.

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