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    Hello all

    I would appreciate someone's help with this. I have some steel pipe that I need to scrap, however, I would like to know if it's viable to scrap them at the scrap price that I've been offered. I have 52 joints of 2 7/8 inch pipe the cost of one joint is 214.22, that is British Pounds, Sterling. The scrap price that I have been quoted is 250 per metric ton. Please can someone show me how to do the maths? Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by travellingscotsman View Post
    Hello all

    I would appreciate someone's help with this. I have some steel pipe that I need to scrap, however, I would like to know if it's viable to scrap them at the scrap price that I've been offered. I have 52 joints of 2 7/8 inch pipe the cost of one joint is 214.22, that is British Pounds, Sterling. The scrap price that I have been quoted is 250 per metric ton. Please can someone show me how to do the maths? Thanks in advance.
    take the mass of a single joint (in kg) and multiply by 52 to get the total mass M.

    scrap price = \frac{M}{1000} \cdot \pounds 250
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    Quote Originally Posted by travellingscotsman View Post
    Hello all

    I would appreciate someone's help with this. I have some steel pipe that I need to scrap, however, I would like to know if it's viable to scrap them at the scrap price that I've been offered. I have 52 joints of 2 7/8 inch pipe the cost of one joint is 214.22, that is British Pounds, Sterling. The scrap price that I have been quoted is 250 per metric ton. Please can someone show me how to do the maths? Thanks in advance.
    In the USA scrap metal is going for $200 to $300 per ton or approx 140 to 200 per MTON.

    This seems to be more of an ecomomics question.
    If you do NOT need the money and CANNOT sell the joints of pipes is 1 question.
    If you can better use the money -- SELL the pipe.

    " 2 7/8 inch pipe ", is that the wall thickness?
    If so then the diameter must be approximately 3 meters. What does a joint of pipe weigh?
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