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As much as we've all heard about carbon footprints, few of us know about water footprints. In addition to the regular water we associate with food and beverages, there is something called "virtual water." That's the water it actually takes to manufacture or grow something to the point where we use it, eat it, wear it or do something else with it. Check out the blog to read more.

Calculating the Specific Gravity (SG) of a substance is easy. It is the ratio of the density of a substance to the density of water,

The formula is SG = d (density of the substance)/ d (density of water). But, while calculating the SG of a substance only requires using the formula, finding the weight of FRP piping and contents is more difficult. However, you can use this chart of typical FRP piping and contents to estimate the total per lineal foot. The estimated total weights are provided for various values of specific gravity of contents. Keep in mind that, since FRP properties and dimensions can vary significantly, this information should only be used for preliminary estimates. It is the piping design engineer’s responsibility to confirm all spans.


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Presented by Jeffrey Eisenman, P.E. at the 3rd Annual Plant Engineer's FRP Forum.  Jeff is the President and Chief Technology Officer for Maverick Applied Science.  With over 30 years of experience as a Mechanical Engineer, Jeff leads the Maverick Team with intense focus on reliable FRP solutions.