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03-28-2008, 04:21 PM
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Metric Tons to US Gallons

I regularly have to convert Metric Tons to US Gallons with a known specific gravity of the fluid is there a way to do this
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03-29-2008, 04:19 AM
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Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

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 Originally Posted by Unregistered I regularly have to convert Metric Tons to US Gallons with a known specific gravity of the fluid is there a way to do this
Sure, water (at 4 °C) has a density of 1 kg/L, or 1 t/m³. Specific gravity is the ratio of the substance's density to water. So you can easily convert your (metric) tons to cubic meters. Then multiply by 1000 to get liters and divide by 3.785411784 L/US gallon

Example SG = 0.85, convert 2 t.
density = 0.85 t/m³
volume = 2t/(0.85 t/m³) = 2.353 m³ = 2353 L
2353 L/(3.785411784 L/gallon) = 621.6 gallons

NOTE: If you are dealing with petroleum products, API uses SG at 60 °F for both the water and the oil. You will have to look up a water density at that temperature, which is VERY slightly lower.
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09-10-2008, 02:34 PM
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Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

I need to have you calculate the reverse:

How many liquid Tons is 550 Gallons of liquid?
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09-11-2008, 02:55 PM
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Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

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 Originally Posted by Unregistered I need to have you calculate the reverse: How many liquid Tons is 550 Gallons of liquid?
Well, it is 2082 L or 2.082 m³.

To go further, you need to know the density of the liquid. LPG is pretty light and would be about 1.06 t, water would be 2.08 t, and mercury would be 28.3 t (all metric tons.)

So there is no general answer for an arbitrary liquid. You HAVE to know the density. If you don't, then somewhere between 1 and 28 tonne.
#5
03-24-2009, 01:04 PM
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Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

There are 266 U. S. gallons in 1 Metric ton
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03-24-2009, 02:15 PM
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Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

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 Originally Posted by Unregistered There are 266 U. S. gallons in 1 Metric ton
That is NOT generally true. It is only true if the density is 0.993 kg/L. For example, it would not be true of gasoline of density 0.75 kg/L. It would be 1333 L (352 gallons) per metric ton.
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07-04-2009, 12:42 AM
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Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

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 Originally Posted by Unregistered I regularly have to convert Metric Tons to US Gallons with a known specific gravity of the fluid is there a way to do this
2475 Usgallons Diesel oil = how many metric tons
#8
07-04-2009, 09:31 AM
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Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

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 Originally Posted by Unregistered 2475 Usgallons Diesel oil = how many metric tons
2475 gallons x 3.7854 L/gallon = 9368.9 L

Not all diesel oil is the same, You need to know the density. However, a typical density is around 0.85 kg/L.
Using this value, 9368.9 L * 0.85 kg/L = 7963.5 kg.

There are 1000 kg in a metric ton, so 7.9635 t.
Since we don't know the density with any precision, this answer is overly precise. 7.9 - 8 t is a more realistic answer.
#9
04-20-2010, 01:31 PM
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Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

How many gallons of D2 diesel in a metric ton? Thanks for your help.
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04-20-2010, 02:16 PM
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Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

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 Originally Posted by Unregistered How many gallons of D2 diesel in a metric ton? Thanks for your help.
See post #8 for methodology.

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