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# Converting MB/Hour to SCFM

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 Rpsfinest (Electrical) 7 Mar 07 16:06
 Can someone do a check on my calculation:I am trying to convert 1000 MBs/Hour to SCFMI am using 1.034 MBs/MCFSo 1000 (MBs/Hour) / 1.034 (MBs/MCF) = 967 (MCF/Hour)    967 (MCF/Hour) * 1000 (SCF/MCF) = 967000 (SCFM/Hour)      967000(SCFM/Hour) / 60 (Minutes/Hour) = 16116 SCFMDoes this look right???Thanks guys...
 dcasto (Chemical) 7 Mar 07 23:33
 You had me puzzled at first, what is a MBs, it must be 1,000,000 british termal units MMBTU? so you are generating 1 billion BTU's per hour of heat?, if so your answer is correct.
 JLSeagull (Electrical) 8 Mar 07 9:43
 I was clueless regarding MB.  My first guess would have been thousand barrel.  Standard cubic foot per minute should all be lower case - scfm.  Unit symbols are generally lower case unless derived from a proper name.  Thus m for meter - min is minute, s for seconds and h for hours.  W for watt, A for ampere, etc.  The SI prefixes deviate a bit.  Kilo is the lower case k as true for smaller multipliers.  The lower case m is milli so mega is M.  Stay with capitals for giga, tera, peta and exa (10 to the 18th).Many industry abreviations are problematic.  Using SI units and abreviations would get us beyond that.  International projects are easier in this regard.M is mega but in the US oil and gas business M is 1000 and MM is million.  Within the US this is not the case in the inorganic chemical business.Rules are published by ASME, ASTM, IEEE, NIST etc. to cover these things.  The NIST special publication 330 is free online, http://physics.nist.gov/Pubs/SP330/contents.html .

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