Enter the measure length (m), the final temperature (C), and the initial temperature (C) into the Steel Tape Temperature Correction Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Steel Tape Temperature Correction. 

Steel Tape Temperature Correction Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Steel Tape Temperature Correction. 

TC = .0000065*L*(TF-TI)

Variables:

  • TC is the Steel Tape Temperature Correction (m)
  • L is the measure length (m) 
  • TF is the final temperature (C) 
  • TI is the initial temperature (C) 

How to Calculate Steel Tape Temperature Correction?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Steel Tape Temperature Correction.


  1. First, determine the measure length (m).
  2. Next, determine the final temperature (C). 
  3. Next, determine the initial temperature (C). 
  4. Next, gather the formula from above = TC = .0000065*L*(TF-TI).
  5. Finally, calculate the Steel Tape Temperature Correction.
  6. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above. 

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

measure length (m) = 3

final temperature (C) = 50

initial temperature (C) = 25

TC = .0000065*L*(TF-TI) =  ?