Can any one help me convert how many kilowatt hours of electricty is in or could be obtained from 1 cubic metre of natural gas?
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Re: KWH in one cu Mtr of natural Gas
There is no exact value, because the density of gas depends on additional factors. You can get a fairly good estimate though.
The Physics Factbook lists energy density of Natural Gas at about 34.6 to 38.3 megajoule per cubic meter.
That is about 9.6 to 10.6 kilowatt hours

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Re: KWH in one cu Mtr of natural Gas
Originally posted by UnregisteredCan any one help me convert how many kilowatt hours of electricty is in or could be obtained from 1 cubic metre of natural gas?
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Originally posted by Unregistered View PostCan any one help me convert how many kilowatt hours of electricty is in or could be obtained from 1 cubic metre of natural gas?
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Re: KWH in one cu Mtr of natural Gas
1M³ =35.32 FT³
1 FT³ (NG) = 1020 BTU,..35.32 X 1020 = 36,026 BTU/M³
1kWh = 3413 BTU
36,026/3413 = 10.55 kWh/M³
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It varies but if you assume that 1 cubic foot of natural gas is about 1000BTU then you will arrive at a figure of 1cubic meter of natural gas is about 10.3 kwH of energy.
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Re: KWH in one cu Mtr of natural Gas
Originally posted by Unregistered View Post1M³ =35.32 FT³
1 FT³ (NG) = 1020 BTU,..35.32 X 1020 = 36,026 BTU/M³
1kWh = 3413 BTU
36,026/3413 = 10.55 kWh/M³
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Re: KWH in one cu Mtr of natural Gas
that's 10.55 kWh calorific; but the original question was how much electricity you could generate. You'd have to work hard to get 30% efficiency.
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