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Aug2613, 07:50 PM

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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/hrftR 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 R134a at 60.29degs C please let me know ;). Thank you 


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Aug2613, 08:08 PM

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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) 


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Aug2613, 09:09 PM

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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. 


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Aug2613, 09:28 PM

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Can you Convert these units?
No worries  note: often all you need to do is google the units you want to convert ;)



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Aug2613, 09:34 PM

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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



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Aug2613, 09:43 PM

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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 :) 


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Aug3113, 09:40 PM

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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 


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