Can you Convert these units?


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Aug26-13, 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/hr-ft-R I assume the 'R' means 'Rankine'.

I want to convert to the SI unit for Thermal Conductivity:
W/(mK)

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
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http://www.me.ua.edu/me215/su09/Conv...%20Factors.pdf
http://www.flowjoule.com/conductivity.htm

1 W/(mK) = 0.5778 Btu/(hftR)
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Aug26-13, 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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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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Aug26-13, 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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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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Aug31-13, 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
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@cpchristenson: welcome to PF.
Nice heads up and first post.


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