# Can you Convert these units?

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 P: 50 Dear reader, I thought I was getting the hang of converting units but came across a thermal conductivity value and the unit was given in: BTU/hr-ft-R I assume the 'R' means 'Rankine'. I want to convert to the SI unit for Thermal Conductivity: W/(m·K) Any ideas? Or if you know where to find the Thermal Conductivity of refrigerant R-134a at 60.29degs C please let me know ;). Thank you
 Homework Sci Advisor HW Helper Thanks P: 12,463 http://www.me.ua.edu/me215/su09/Conv...%20Factors.pdf http://www.flowjoule.com/conductivity.htm 1 W/(m·K) = 0.5778 Btu/(h·ft·R)
 P: 50 Excellent Thank you very much, have saved that Common conversion factors pdf as well. Thermal Conductivity was the last piece to this small puzzle and couldn't do anything til I found that.
 Homework Sci Advisor HW Helper Thanks P: 12,463 Can you Convert these units? No worries - note: often all you need to do is google the units you want to convert ;)
 P: 50 cheers, I did google it but not in the format you type it and got bad results,, Good thing is I know to use that format you have used. Funny, what ever way i type it in Google now it knows what I mean :D
 Homework Sci Advisor HW Helper Thanks P: 12,463 I copied and pasted your format into the searchbar - though google has learned the sorts of results I like so maybe that accounts for it. I often do that when I'm not sure what's intended. The format in post #2 was copied and pasted from the Common Conversions PDF :)
 P: 1 http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i...t+60.29degs+C+ try going to wolfram alpha I put in your question and it spits back a reasonable answer and a graph enjoy it is a useful tool. Also as a low cost app on Ipad and android chris
 Homework Sci Advisor HW Helper Thanks P: 12,463 @cpchristenson: welcome to PF. Nice heads up and first post.

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