# Industrial Measures & Standards

Industrial measures constitute a wide array of concepts that cover standard sizes and measurements for objects used throughout industry for many purposes. Use Wolfram|Alpha to explore concepts such as diameter, temperature, voltage, area, volume and others used to define a set of standard measures, depending on the object's purpose.

Investigate properties of a specific wire gauge from a number of different gauge systems.

#### Get information about a wire gauge:

#### Specify wire gauge, material and length:

View and perform computations with properties of threaded fasteners, like diameter, threads per inch and other attributes.

#### Get dimensions of a screw or bolt:

#### Get a specific measurement of a fastener:

Investigate the gauges used for hypodermic needle sizes, which can be compared to other gauges used by wires, drills and meshes.

#### Look up the specifications of a needle size:

#### Find out the typical use for a needle diameter:

Convert the area of coverage to the required volume of paint or primer, and vice versa.

#### Compute the area covered by a volume of paint:

#### Compute the volume of paint required to cover an area:

Determine a resistor's resistance based on color codes or obtain the color code for a specified resistance.

#### Calculate the color code for a resistor:

#### Compute resistance from resistor color codes:

Find dimensions and other information for standard knitting needle sizes.

#### Get information about knitting needle sizes:

Discover the thickness, gamma ray shielding and mass of various steel sheet gauges.

#### Look up a sheet metal gauge:

#### Compute using a property of a gauge:

Study a diverse collection of drill bits, which includes a variety of sizes and gauges.

#### Get the dimensions of a drill bit:

#### Find out the diameter of a drill bit:

Specify the size of the sieve mesh opening and find the nearest standard size as well as the nearest gauges used in industry for comparison.

#### Get information about a sieve:

#### Determine the needle size required to pass through a mesh:

Obtain a wide variety of properties for many materials, including density, specific heat, thermal conductivity and emissivity.

#### Get information about a bulk material:

#### Compute properties of a stockpile:

Obtain a complete set of dimensions and the storage capacity for a given freight container.

#### Find out about a container:

#### Look up a specific attribute of a container:

Look up physical characteristics of tires with a given size designator.

#### Get information about a car or light truck tire size:

#### Get information about a bicycle tire size:

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Use the diameter specification, and optionally the length, to determine additional properties of pipes.

#### Get dimensions for a nominal pipe size:

#### Specify length:

Explore many mechanical and miscellaneous properties for a given diameter of rope.

#### Find characteristics of a rope:

#### Look up a property of a rope:

Query for properties of a battery, which can include names, voltage, capacity and dimensions.

#### Get information about a type of battery:

#### Request a property of a battery:

Determine the nominal and actual dimensions of standardized lumber by specifying a board size or find the volume of lumber obtained from a log by using one of several formulas.

#### Specify a basic softwood lumber size:

#### Determine the volume of lumber from a log of known size:

Convert gas mark scales to conventional cooking temperatures.