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Old 03-28-2008, 04:21 PM
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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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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/m. 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/m
volume = 2t/(0.85 t/m) = 2.353 m = 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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I need to have you calculate the reverse:

How many liquid Tons is 550 Gallons of liquid?
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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 m.

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.
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There are 266 U. S. gallons in 1 Metric ton
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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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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
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:31 AM
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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.
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How many gallons of D2 diesel in a metric ton? Thanks for your help.
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How many gallons of D2 diesel in a metric ton? Thanks for your help.
See post #8 for methodology.
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