British Thermal UnitsDate: 7/8/96 at 21:43:5 From: Anonymous Subject: British Thermal Units What is the formula for converting BTU? I need to provide this information in relation to keeping a room of electronic equipment cool. Date: 7/9/96 at 5:13:19 From: Doctor Pete Subject: Re: British Thermal Units If you would like conversion factors, here are a few useful ones: 1 BTU = 1055.05585262 Joules = 0.251995761111 kcal This is the standard value of a BTU - it's the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at or near 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit. One reader, Daniel Thibault <Daniel.Thibault@drev.dnd.ca>, says: The U.S. frequently uses (in the natural gas industry, for example) the so-called 59 degree BTU, which is defined as 1054.804 J. -Doctors Pete and Ken, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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