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Alistair Hosie
03-04-2010, 01:50 PM
http://www.worldwidemetric.com/metcal.htm

this is a handy little convertor Grandpa

MuellerNick
03-04-2010, 02:12 PM
Metrification challenged!
"Bar" is almost illegal, KG/CM is abolutely crap. It should be kg/cm and even then, it's wrong. It's Newton, not kilogram. Kilogram is weight, not force. And even N/m has a name: Pascal.
Also, it is C, not just "Celsius".


I'm getting upset whenever US-people try to use the metric/SI-system and only mess it up. :(


Nick

Allan Waterfall
03-04-2010, 02:18 PM
I wish it would convert the wrong numbers on my lottery ticket to the right ones.:D

It's a pity it's only for converting American measurements.....good job the British pint has 20 fluid ounces and a British ton has 2240 lbs.


Allan

Scishopguy
03-04-2010, 03:08 PM
Metrification challenged!
"Bar" is almost illegal, KG/CM is abolutely crap. It should be kg/cm and even then, it's wrong. It's Newton, not kilogram. Kilogram is weight, not force. And even N/m has a name: Pascal.
Also, it is C, not just "Celsius".


I'm getting upset whenever US-people try to use the metric/SI-system and only mess it up. :(


Nick

Nick...don't feel bad. When the auto companies here pushed metrification they only went halfway. They didn't use Unified Metric, and each one chose a standard coarse and fine from sources in various countries around the world. Now, we have a hodgepodge of metric standards, mixed with our own SAE standards so we never know what we are dealing with without carrying a mic and a pocket reference everywhere. :(

camdigger
03-04-2010, 03:23 PM
Metrification challenged!
"Bar" is almost illegal, KG/CM is abolutely crap. It should be kg/cm and even then, it's wrong. It's Newton, not kilogram. Kilogram is weight, not force. And even N/m has a name: Pascal.
Also, it is C, not just "Celsius".


I'm getting upset whenever US-people try to use the metric/SI-system and only mess it up. :(


Nick

Ummmm, kilograms and grams are a unit of mass here. http://www.mathleague.com/help/metric/metric.htm Weights are forces in Newtons or 1000's of DaN. Some systems have a kgf unit, but not the system I learned.

FWIW, the most messed up industry around the world with respect to units is the energy industry a hodgepoj of metric, API, fractional imperial, and decimal imperial.

How many sizes of barrels/drums are there anyway? I know of two... API barrel is 42 US gal or 159 litres. Fuel and luber oil drums are 210 l:rolleyes:

Natural gas is measured at the wellsite in 1000's of cubic feet or 10^3m^3 and sold to the end user in GJ:rolleyes:

I've seen oil marketted in barrels, cubic meters and oddly, tonnes:confused:

What's with the API gravity scale? 10 API crude will barely pour at room temp, and 43 API is tough to keep from flashing off (it's less dense than gasoline.)

which metric system are you using there? cgs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centimetre_gram_second_system_of_units SI http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_System_of_Units Secondary units of Bar is very common in the FSU.'Course there's always the mks sytem kicking around somewhere too...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MKS_system_of_units

Only someone in the oil industry would understand a statment like "drilling at 14,000 feet with bit weight of 16,000 DecaNewtons, pumping at 400 gallons per minute at 150 Bar down 5" drill pipe...."

oldtiffie
03-04-2010, 04:03 PM
The best inch>metric and metric>inch units and quantities converter is probably right under your nose.

Just inside the front and back covers of Machinery's Handbook (MHB) - or it is on my 27th. edition.

It not only has the conversion factors buy has the units as well.

EVguru
03-04-2010, 04:25 PM
A virtual bottle of beer for the first person who knows the name of the unit that is equivilent to;

A mass that accelerates by 1 ft/s2 when a force of one pound-force (lbf) is exerted on it.

Thomas Staubo
03-04-2010, 04:25 PM
This is the best unit converter I have seen, and use it often:
http://www.digitaldutch.com/unitconverter/index.htm

It now even has "thou" as a length unit, I contacted them and asked if they would include it, and they were happy to do so.:)


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Thomas Staubo
03-04-2010, 04:28 PM
A virtual bottle of beer for the first person who knows the name of the unit that is equivilent to;

A mass that accelerates by 1 ft/s2 when a force of one pound-force (lbf) is exerted on it.
It would be a slug, I think.

Edit: Could I get a virtual coke instead? I don't drink beer :) (yeah, I know there's probably something wrong with me for not drinking beer)
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rohart
03-04-2010, 05:01 PM
I remember something called a poundal. It might be that. I never knew exactly where it fitted in.

camdigger
03-04-2010, 05:29 PM
TS has it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slug_(mass)

PixMan
03-04-2010, 06:14 PM
This is the converter I use. It's good old fashioned shareware, so I sent the guy a fiv'r for his work.

The multinational company I work for has it pre-installed on all the employees' computers, both desktop and notebook types. I had it long before I went to work for them, so it was a nice surprise to find they use it too.

http://joshmadison.com/software/convert-for-windows/

loose nut
03-04-2010, 06:49 PM
Metrification challenged!
"Bar" is almost illegal, KG/CM is abolutely crap. It should be kg/cm and even then, it's wrong. It's Newton, not kilogram. Kilogram is weight, not force. And even N/m has a name: Pascal.
Also, it is C, not just "Celsius".


I'm getting upset whenever US-people try to use the metric/SI-system and only mess it up. :(


Nick

I agree, Imperial based people should never use the Metric system. It just ain't natural.:D

Dan Dubeau
03-04-2010, 07:01 PM
This is the converter I use. It's good old fashioned shareware, so I sent the guy a fiv'r for his work.

The multinational company I work for has it pre-installed on all the employees' computers, both desktop and notebook types. I had it long before I went to work for them, so it was a nice surprise to find they use it too.

http://joshmadison.com/software/convert-for-windows/

Microsoft has a free one called "calculator plus" just as simple to use as the normal windows calculator.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=32b0d059-b53a-4dc9-8265-da47f157c091&displaylang=en

edit: Here's a screenshot. I honestly had no idea there where that many barleycorns in a foot. That right thar is handy information.

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/2095/calcplus.jpg