The best way to
determine the cubic inch size of urn you should purchase would
be to ask the crematorium about the amount of cubic inches of
cremains you can expect when the cremation process is complete.
The amount of
cremains you will receive can be hard for us to determine
because of the many variables involved. Variables such as
skeletal size, how long the cremains are in the cremation
chamber, and the amount of processing that is done to the
cremains after they are removed from the cremation chamber and
prepared for placing into a cremation urn. This is why the
crematoriums are the best ones to know what size urn you need
because only they know the amount of cremains that are produced after
the processes and standards they use.
standard is 1 cubic inch of space for every 1 pound of healthy
weight. This industry standard should only be used as an
approximate size required. We
cannot be held responsible for anyone that uses this method
alone for determining the size of cremation urn needed.
(Use Charts Below At Your Own Discretion)
We recommend that
if you plan to keep all of the cremains, that you purchase an
urn larger in size than you are told you need to make sure you
have enough room. If you plan to spread some of the cremains in
a special place of your beloved family member or pet, than the
size of the cremation urn is less critical and you can follow
the industry standard of 1 cubic inch of space for every 1 pound
of healthy weight. If you then have more cremains than the urn
you purchased can hold, you can then spread them in your beloved
ones special place.