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Convert metric tons to cubic meters & vice versa
What is the formula (in terms that a layman can understand) for converting cubic meters into metric tons. I believe that specific gravity may be a factor. Is temperature a factor also? I am specifically interested in determining the conversion of crude degummed soy bean oil. Any thoughts?
Thank you. 
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Generally, all vegetable oils used for cooking are pretty near 0.92 kg/L (or t/m³, they are numerically equal), but you may want to Google for your particular oil or demand a density measurement for a particular lot of oil. 
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John S:
Thank you very much for the excellent response. I have googled the density and it appears to generally be as follows: "at 25 C and 4 C Min. 0.9180 Max. 0.9225" Now I am trying to figure out the exact formula to use, which I believe to be: weight = volume x density. In our case, believe this would be: 1 (cubic meter) x .918 (density) = .918 metric ton. Or to go the opposite way: 1 (metric ton) / .918 (density) = 1.08932 cubic meter. Does this look correct? The next hurdle would be determining the effect of temperature. Is there a chart or somewhere that I can look to determine density of the product at each temperature? How can I find this out? Will changes in temperature cause material changes in weight? Thank you 
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1 m³ x 0.92 t/m³ = 0.92 t 1 t x 1 m³/0.92 t = 1.087 m³ For petroleum products, API prints (and sells) detailed tables of density correction. I've not seen them for vegetable oils. You might be able to find (Google) a volumetric coefficient of thermal expansion. It will be the decimal fraction change in volume per degree. The weight is unchanged, but the volume increases with temperature, generally (water is an exception below 4 °C). Because the volume increases, the density decreases. If you have access to a library with a copy of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics, it has a table for some liquids, not sure about soy oil. 
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JohnS:
Thank you very much for your help. I will see if I can find the items you suggested. 
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While I found this in an article on soy oil, the same paragraph appears in the corresponding article for several vegetable oils, so it is a generic figure for vegetable oils. However, it would be a good firstorder correction.
http://www.tisgdv.de/tis_e/ware/oel...oja.htm#dichte Quote:
If temperature increase 14 degrees, density will decrease to density/1.01. 
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Can help me.. what si the formula calculation volume of cargo inyard ? can posible to calculate the at yard?

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One cubic metre is equal to howmany metric tonnes?

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Hey guys,
What is the formula to use to convert following? one metric ton of fabricated steel to cubic meter? This is to be used for ocean freight shipping purposes. 
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If the frabricated shapes stack with a lot of airspace between, very hard to analyze. You have to determine how much of the stack volume is actually steel vs air, then use the above figure on the percentage which is steel. 
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