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sthhuat
05-20-2011, 11:12 PM
i would like to know how many liters of oil in one mt(metric tons)
types of oil that i would like to convert:
IFO380
IFO180
MDO

i wanna to get the price for a litre of oil from a website, but they only show the price per mt, hope i can get some help here^.^

thank^.^

JohnS
05-21-2011, 04:13 AM
i would like to know how many liters of oil in one mt(metric tons)
types of oil that i would like to convert:
IFO380
IFO180
MDO

i wanna to get the price for a litre of oil from a website, but they only show the price per mt, hope i can get some help here^.^

thank^.^

You need to know the density of the oil, which can vary lot to lot and should be measured for precision. MDO is heavier than #2 diesel, and around 0.9 kg/L, the other two are heavier yet approaching 0.99 kg/L (I can't find good density specs for any of them). A metric ton is just 1000 kg, so divide by the density.

For 0.9 kg/L, 1 ton = 1000 kg x 1 L/0.9 kg = 1110 L
For 0.99 kg/L, 1010 L

The first two are residual fuel oils and need to be heated to flow.

Unregistered
05-21-2011, 04:48 AM
i sure the industry have a standard density to calculate, but i just cannot find it online.

JohnS
05-21-2011, 07:42 AM
i sure the industry have a standard density to calculate, but i just cannot find it online.

No, they do not. The industry is based on measured density when accurate mass to volume conversion is required. I found a spec from one company for MDO, 0.84 - 0.91 kg/L. If you plug that range in, 1 t can vary from 1099 to 1190 L. These heavy oils are specified primarily by viscosity, and represent a blend of different ranges of petroleum distallate plus residual fuel.

At best, expect plus or minus 5% around a "typical" value.

Unregistered
03-27-2012, 03:51 AM
hi,

pls i need help in converting 1 million litres of MGO to metric tons.
thanks.

Maureen

JohnS
03-27-2012, 10:22 AM
hi,

pls i need help in converting 1 million litres of MGO to metric tons.
thanks.

Maureen

For accuracy, you need the density of the specific lot of oil. However, MGO is similar to #2 diesel, so 0.85 kg/L is probably a good "typical" value, therefore around 850 000 kg, or 850 t.

jan
03-28-2012, 08:10 AM
please convert 500 000 metric tuns of 500 ppm diesel(D2)to liters......THNX

JohnS
03-28-2012, 08:32 AM
please convert 500 000 metric tuns of 500 ppm diesel(D2)to liters......THNX

You should use density of this lot of diesel but using 0.85 t/m² as typical, 588 235 m³ or 588 235 000 L.