Back to
Air Command Rockets

 

Find Data

Pressure Chambers

Caps

Adhesives

Experiments

Test Procedures

Test Equipment

Products

Conversions

psi to bar

mm to inches

feet to meters

grams to ounces

Request Experiment

Current Requests

Submit Experimental Data

FAQs

Contact

About Labs

091114-001 Measuring Bottle Burst Pressures
Date 14th November 2009
Tested by PK & GK
Location Sydney, Australia
Test Procedure Burst Test

Aim

  • To measure the burst pressure of a number of 9 commonly available bottles.

Experiment Setup

The standard hydrostatic burst procedure was used to measure the burst pressure of 9 common bottles.

Results

The following results were obtained from the experiment:

Bottle ID Burst Pressure (psi)
2L bottle with ridge PC_2000_001 170
2L Coke PC_2000_003 155
2.25L with ridge PC_2250_001 162
2L no ridge PC_2000_002 160
2L Conical PC_2000_004 165
1.25L Standard PC_1250_001 180
1.25L spiral neck PC_1250_002 195
600ml Coke PC_0600_001 215*
1.5L Coke PC_1500_002 185

Hydrostatic burst test results

Conclusions / Analysis

  • The burst pressure for most 2L bottles was similar and in the ~160psi range. The 1.25L bottles mostly burst around the ~180psi mark.
  • The 600mL bottle did not fail, despite having reached 215psi. This was the limit of the pressure source.


Copyright 2006-2010 Air Command Water Rockets

Total page hits since 1 Aug 2006: