Enter the length, width, and height of the bulk bag into the calculator to determine the bulk bag capacity.

Bulk Bag Capacity Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Bulk Bag Capacity .

BBC = L/12*W/12*H/12 * 7

  • Where BBC is the bulk bag capacity (lbs)
  • L is the length of the bag (in)
  • W is the width of the bag (in)
  • H is the height of the bag (in)

Typically bulk bags can hold around 7 pounds per cubic foot of volume

What is a Bulk Bag Capacity?


A bulk bag capacity is considered both the maximum volume of the bulk bag and the maximum weight the bulk bag can carry.

How to Calculate Bulk Bag Capacity?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Bulk Bag Capacity.

First, determine the length. In this example, the length is 60in.

Next, determine the height. This bulk bag has a height of 60in.

Next, determine the with. This bulk bag has a width of 72in.

Finally, calculate the bulk bag capacity using the formula above:

BBC = L/12*W/12*H/12 * 7

BBC = 60/12*60/12*72/12 * 7

BBC = 1050 lbs