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#1
08-21-2009, 06:28 AM
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caustic dry tons to gallons

how do i convert caustic dry tons to gallons.

ex: how many gallons is in a dry ton of caustic soda?
#2
08-21-2009, 07:13 AM
 JohnS Moderator Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: SE Michigan, USA Posts: 9,446 Rep Power: 19
Re: caustic dry tons to gallons

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 Originally Posted by Unregistered how do i convert caustic dry tons to gallons. ex: how many gallons is in a dry ton of caustic soda?
Gallons are normally only used for liquids. In dry bulk form, caustic soda is about 31 lb/ft³ (about half the density of water).
http://www.powderandbulk.com/resourc...ty_chart_c.htm

A US ton (2000 lb) would be 64.5 cubic feet.
#3
02-14-2014, 11:30 AM
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Re: caustic dry tons to gallons

He's asking because typically liquid caustic soda (50% solution for example) is shipped as a liquid but receipts are based on dry short tons. So he gets that information from his purchasing group...they say we got X number of trucks at 10 DST each and we used X*10 DST of 50% caustic soda for the year. Now he has to convert that to pounds and gallons to report to the EPA in his SARA Tier II reports. I'm looking for the same answer for the same reason.
#4
02-14-2014, 12:46 PM
 JohnS Moderator Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: SE Michigan, USA Posts: 9,446 Rep Power: 19
Re: caustic dry tons to gallons

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Unregistered He's asking because typically liquid caustic soda (50% solution for example) is shipped as a liquid but receipts are based on dry short tons. So he gets that information from his purchasing group...they say we got X number of trucks at 10 DST each and we used X*10 DST of 50% caustic soda for the year. Now he has to convert that to pounds and gallons to report to the EPA in his SARA Tier II reports. I'm looking for the same answer for the same reason.
1 dst of 50% (w/w) caustic soda is 2 tons wet. Per Dow,
http://msdssearch.dow.com/PublishedL...romPage=GetDoc
density is 12.70 lb/gallon, 2 tons is 4000 lb
4000 lb x 1 gallon/12.7 lb = 315 gallons (rounded)
This is only good at 20 °C, density changes with temperature.

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