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  • some of you might find this handy Grandpa Alistair

    http://www.worldwidemetric.com/metcal.htm

    this is a handy little convertor Grandpa
    Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

  • #2
    Metrification challenged!
    "Bar" is almost illegal, KG/CM is abolutely crap. It should be kg/cm² and even then, it's wrong. It's Newton, not kilogram. Kilogram is weight, not force. And even N/m² 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

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    • #3
      I wish it would convert the wrong numbers on my lottery ticket to the right ones.

      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
      Last edited by Allan Waterfall; 03-04-2010, 02:28 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MuellerNick
        Metrification challenged!
        "Bar" is almost illegal, KG/CM is abolutely crap. It should be kg/cm² and even then, it's wrong. It's Newton, not kilogram. Kilogram is weight, not force. And even N/m² 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.
        Jim (KB4IVH)

        Only fools abuse their tools.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MuellerNick
          Metrification challenged!
          "Bar" is almost illegal, KG/CM is abolutely crap. It should be kg/cm² and even then, it's wrong. It's Newton, not kilogram. Kilogram is weight, not force. And even N/m² 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

          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

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

          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/Centime...ystem_of_units SI http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interna...ystem_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...."
          Last edited by camdigger; 03-04-2010, 04:08 PM.
          Design to 0.0001", measure to 1/32", cut with an axe, grind to fit

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          • #6
            Mhb

            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.

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            • #7
              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.
              Paul Compton
              www.morini-mania.co.uk
              http://www.youtube.com/user/EVguru

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              • #8
                Unit converter

                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.


                .
                Thomas

                Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back
                - Piet Hein

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by EVguru
                  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)
                  .
                  Last edited by Thomas Staubo; 03-04-2010, 04:31 PM.
                  Thomas

                  Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back
                  - Piet Hein

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                  • #10
                    I remember something called a poundal. It might be that. I never knew exactly where it fitted in.
                    Richard - SW London, UK, EU.

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                    • #11
                      TS has it.
                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slug_(mass)
                      Design to 0.0001", measure to 1/32", cut with an axe, grind to fit

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                      • #12
                        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/

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MuellerNick
                          Metrification challenged!
                          "Bar" is almost illegal, KG/CM is abolutely crap. It should be kg/cm² and even then, it's wrong. It's Newton, not kilogram. Kilogram is weight, not force. And even N/m² 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.
                          The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

                          Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

                          Southwestern Ontario. Canada

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by PixMan
                            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/d...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.

                            Last edited by Dan Dubeau; 03-04-2010, 07:06 PM.

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