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# For the closed tank with Bourdon-tube gages tapped into it, what is the specific gravity

**Chapter 3, Problem 3.16**

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**QUESTION:**

For the closed tank with Bourdon-tube gages tapped into it, what is the specific gravity of the oil and the pressure reading on gage C?

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**QUESTION:**

For the closed tank with Bourdon-tube gages tapped into it, what is the specific gravity of the oil and the pressure reading on gage C?

**ANSWER:**

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The pressure acting at point B is given by,

\(\mathrm{P}_{\mathrm{B}}=\mathrm{P}_{\mathrm{A}}+\mathrm{h}_{\mathrm{o}} \gamma_{\mathrm{o}}\)

Where \(P_{A}\) is the pressure at point A, \(\gamma_{0}\) is the specific weight of the oil, and \(h_{o}\) is the height of the oil level.

Substituting the known values,

\(\begin{aligned}

58.53 \times 10^{3} & =50 \times 10^{3}+\mathrm{Y}_{0} \times 1 \\

\gamma_{\circ} & =8530 \mathrm{~N} / \mathrm{m}^{3}

\end{aligned}\)