# How To Calculate Capacities Of Mud Tanks (Pits) mud tank is an open-top container, typically made of square steel tube and steel plate, to store drilling fluid on a drilling rig. They are also called mud pits. –wikipedia

Mud tanks have different types of shapes depend on clients demands, such as: rectangular, sloping ends…

There are some formulas for calculate capacities of different types of mud tanks as follow below (Dimensions in Feet).

## Rectangular

Area = L x W
Cubic Feet= L x W x h
Barrels= (L x W x h)/5.61
L = Length
W = Width
h = height of mud ## Sloping Ends

Note: Length is measured from bottom at one end to line from top at other end.
Cubic Feet= L x W x h
Barrels= (L x W x h)/5.61 ## Sloping Ends & Sides

Note: Both length and width are measured from bottom at one hand to line from top at other hand.
Cubic Feet= L x W x h
Barrels= (L x W x h)/5.61 ## Cylindrical, Flat Ends

Cubic Feet = .785 x D x D x h
Barrels= 0.14 x D x D x h ## Cylindrical, Dished Ends

Barrels = (0.14 x D x D x L) + (0.019 x D x D) ## Hexagonal

Cubic Feet = 2.6 x S x S x h
Barrels = 0.46 x S x S x h
S = Side ## Octagonal

Cubic Feet = 1.73 x D x D x h
Barrels = 0.13 x D x D x h
Diagonal = D ## Spherical

Cubic Feet = 0.523 x D x D x D
Barrels = 0·093 x D x D x D ## Spherical, Partially Filled

Cubic Feet = 0.000303 x h x h x (3D-2h)
Barrels = 0·000054 x h x h x (3D-2h)
Gallons = 0.000227 x h x h x (3D-2h) ## Well Bore

Barrels per 1000 feet is approximately equal to inches of wellbore diameter squared.

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