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# Barrel Gauging - Swiss

Calculate the approximate barrel volume from the difference in diameters, multiplied by the height and Pi. The calculation assumes that the barrel volume is equal to that of a cylinder with a diameter of the mid diameter minus one-third of the mid minus the end diameter. The calculator uses metres for measurements.

This formula can be found in a publication from the "Department of Public Instruction of the Canton of Geneva", of 1913.

Note: The measurements used must be of the barrel's inside dimensions.

### Barrel Gauging - Swiss

Top Diameter m
Mid Diameter m
Barrel Height m
Liquid Weight-Pounds per US Gallon kg/litre

#### Results:

###### Barrel Volume and Capacity
Cubic Metres
Litres L
US Gallons gal US
Imperial Gallons gal Imperial
750 ml Bottles #
Number of Cases #
Liquid Weight kg

#### Calculator

1. enter the top diameter in metres
2. the mid diameter in metres
3. the height of the barrel in metres

#### Results

1. the volume of the barrel in cubic metres
2. the barrel capacity in litres
3. the capacity in US gallons
4. the capacity in Imperial gallons
5. number of standard size bottles (750ml)
6. the number of cases from this barrel ( standard case of 12 bottles)
7. the weight of the liquid inside the barrel (one litre = one kilogram)

##### Formula
This formula can be found in a publication from the "Department of Public Instruction of the Canton of Geneva", of 1913.
```V = (C/2)(C/2)(22/7)H
where V is the volume
C equals m(m-t)/3
m is the mid barrel diameter
t is the top or bottom diameter
22/7 closely resembles Pi
H the height of the barrel
```
##### Example Calculation
Calculate the volume of the barrel using the above formula.
`The top diameter is 0.52 metres, the mid diameter is 0.61 metres, and the height of the barrel is 0.92 metres.`
```0.61 - (0.61 - 0.52) ÷ 3 =
0.61 - 0.09 ÷ 3 =
0.61 - 0.03 = 0.58
```
```C equals 0.58.

```
```(0.58 ÷ 2) * (0.58 ÷ 2) * (22/7) * 0.92 =
0.29 * 0.29 * 3.142857 * 0.92 =  0.2431691```
`The barrel has a volume of 0.2431691 cubic metres.`
##### Conversions
```one cubic metre (m³) = 1000000 millilitres (ml)
one cubic metre (m³) = 1000 litres (L)
one cubic metre (m³) = 264.172052358148 gallons (gal) US
one cubic metre (m³) = 219.969248299088 gallons (gal) Imperial
```