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Guide to Calculating MS Pipe Weight Table

Pipe Weight: A Comprehensive Guide

Pipe Weight Actually we all are curious about how much a pipe weighs? In this article a details explaination about how to calculate the MS pipe weight with weight table, That will help you better under standing and easy your fabrication and MTO calculation. 

In the pipe weight table you will find your appropriate pipe weight with respect to size, and scheule class for your project. This will also help in inspection of pipes due to here we are cover many pipe sizes and its thicknesses. 

Why is Pipe Weight Important?

Pipe weight is a important for design and detailing of the plant because on the base of pipe weihgt designer select the steels support and stractur. All these factor are 

  • Fluid Flow
  • Material Costs
  • Structural Support
  • Transportation and Handling
  • MS Pipe Weight IS 1239 Table
    MS Pipe Weight IS 1239 Table

Factors Affecting Pipe Weight

There are three main factors that change the weight of a pipe:

  1. Pipe Diameter (OD) 
  2. Pipe Wall Thickness
  3. Pipe Material

Types of MS Pipes

On the base of materials of construction  of pipe, there are several types and varity available in the market, each ahs its own merits and demerits. The desigener are choose accordingly, Thease are as below.

  • Clay Pipes
  • Copper Pipes
  • Plastic Pipe
  • Metallic Pipes
  • Concrete Pipes
  • Cast Iron Pipes
  • Other Types of Pipes
  • Stainless Steel Pipes
  • Galvanized Steel Pipes
  • PVC Pipes (Polyvinyl Chloride)
  • PEX Pipes (Cross-linked Polyethylene)
  • CPVC Pipes (Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride)
  • ABS Pipes (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

Apart from the piping materials thease aslo categories on the base of schedule numbers, like SCH10, 20, 40, 80 and others

Calculating Pipe Weight

The main formula use to calculate the pipe weight is mentioned below, These formula is ues for precise weight calculation:

Weight = π * [(OD/2)² – (OD/2 – t)²] * Length * Density


  • π (pi) is a mathematical constant (approximately 3.14)
  • OD is the Outer Diameter of the pipe
  • t is use for Thickness is the wall thickness of the pipe
  • Length is the length of the pipe
  • Density is the density of the pipe material (e.g., 7.85 g/cm³ for steel)

MS Pipe Weight Table

If you want to calculate or check the weight of a MS pipe with respect to its size and schedule use the pipe mentioned weight tables. This types of weight tables are available on many manufacturers and suppliers. They list the weight per unit length (e.g., kg/m or lb/ft) for various pipe sizes and schedules.

MS Pipe Weight IS 1239


Light (A-Class) Medium (B-Class) Heavy (C-Class)
Nominal Bore OD Thickness Weight Thickness Weight Thickness Weight
Inch milimeter Inch milimeter milimeter kg/mtr milimeter kg/mtr milimeter kg/mtr
1/2 15 NB 0.844 21.43 2 0.952 2.65 1.122 3.25 1.45
3/4 20 NB 1.094 27.2 2.35 1.41 2.65 1.58 3.25 1.9
1 25 NB 1.312 33.8 2.65 2.01 3.25 2.44 4.05 2.97
1.1/4 32 NB 1.656 42.9 2.65 2.58 3.25 3.14 4.05 3.84
1.1/2 40 NB 1.906 48.4 2.9 3.25 3.25 3.61 4.05 4.43
2 50 NB 2.375 60.3 2.9 4.11 3.65 5.1 4.47 6.17
2.1/2 65 NB 3.004 76.2 3.25 5.84 3.65 6.61 4.47 7.9
3 80 NB 3.5 88.9 3.25 6.81 4.05 8.47 4.85 10.1
4 100 NB 4.5 114.3 3.65 9.89 4.5 12.1 5.4 14.4
5 125 NB 5.5 139.7 4.85 16.2 5.4 17.8
6 150 NB 6.5 165.1 4.85 19.2 5.4 21.2

Tolerance – Cold rolled pipes: +/-0.05 milimeter, Cold drawn Pipes: +/-0.1 milimeter

Common Applications of MS Pipes

There are several application and purpose where pipe weight is need to know necessery before taking to use for any application, Thease are as below.

  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and Gas Industry
  • Furniture and Equipment

Tips for Handling and Storing MS Pipes

Here we are diclose the tips and tricks for handling and store the ms pipe, because it is damaged eaisly and corrode also .

  • Lifting: During the lifting need to take necessary precucation to avoid form damaged.
  • Storage: During store the pipe need to arrange the pipe properly with place the packing of soft material between the pipe to pipe.
  • Marking: Marking the pipe and arrange accordingly so eaisly hadle during the uses.
  • Protection

Q: What is an MS Pipe Weight Table?

A: MS pipe weight is usefull tools for know thw pipe weight eaisly without calculation.

Q: How do I use an MS Pipe Weight Table?

A: The weight of the pipe is mentioned in the table infront of its size or schedule number, The size is mentioned in the both unit inches and MM. But the pipe weight is given in kg per metes.

Q: Can I calculate MS pipe weight myself?

A: You can also calculate the weight by your self and very eaisly with the help of formula which are above mentioned, If you have also  anyan c you doubt put your comment in the comment box , at the end of the article.

Q: Where can I find an MS Pipe Weight Table?

A: The weight table is commonly availalble in the or it other competitors are also published the same on his website also.

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