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    I need to convert 390.2 Kg to liters. The specific gravity is 1.2104. From everything I read, you multiply. Is this correct? If multiplying, I come out with 472.298 liters. If dividing I come out with 322.372 liters. Is that anything with a specific gravity of less than 1 is multiplied, and anything with a specific gravity greater than 1 is divided?

    Thanks,


    DC

  • #2
    Re: Converting Kilograms to liters

    Specific gravity is the density of the substance as compared to water. Water has a density of 1 kilogram/liter. So a specific gravity of 1.2104 means it has a density of 1.2104 kilogram/liter

    Using algebra we know whether to multiply or divide to make one of the units cancel out.

    kilograms / (kilogram/liter) = liter
    liters * (kilogram/liter) = kilogram

    So in your case, you divide:

    390.2 kilograms / 1.2104 kilograms/liter = 322.3728 liters

    Whether you multiply or divide does not depend on if the specific gravity is above or below zero, it only depends on which direction you are going, from kilogram to liter or from liter to kilogram.

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    • #3
      Re: Converting Kilograms to liters

      Im terrible at maths! I need to know how many litres our 30,000kg tank holds????

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      • #4
        Re: Converting Kilograms to liters

        If your tank holds water, then 30,000kg = 30,000L. If the material is something other than water, you could post the substance, and someone may be able to find the density.

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        • #5
          Re: Converting Kilograms to liters

          Think of it this way

          If the specific gravity is >1 : the fluid weighs more and has fewer liters

          eg. specific gravity 1.5 would mean 3000 kg = 1500 liters

          specific gravity 0.5 would mean 3000 kg = 4500 liters

          You would either multiply the liter side or divide the kg side.


          kg side liter side
          3000/1.5 = 1500
          or
          3000 = 1500 * 1.5

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          • #6
            Re: Converting Kilograms to liters

            Originally posted by Unregistered
            Think of it this way

            If the specific gravity is >1 : the fluid weighs more and has fewer liters

            eg. specific gravity 1.5 would mean 3000 kg = 1500 liters

            specific gravity 0.5 would mean 3000 kg = 4500 liters

            You would either multiply the liter side or divide the kg side.


            kg side liter side
            3000/1.5 = 1500
            or
            3000 = 1500 * 1.5
            It might have changed, but when I went to school, 1500 x 2 = 3000

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            • #7
              Re: Converting liters to Kilograms

              What is the water equivalent of CNG

              i.e. 1 liter of water = How many KG of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas)

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              • #8
                Re: Converting Kilograms to liters

                Originally posted by Mrs X
                If your tank holds water, then 30,000kg = 30,000L. If the material is something other than water, you could post the substance, and someone may be able to find the density.
                225litres of diesel to kilogram

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                • #9
                  Re: Converting Kilograms to liters

                  Originally posted by frederickfio@yahoo.com
                  225litres of diesel to kilogram
                  Density can vary between refinies and between batches. But .837 kg/L seems typical of #2 conventional diesel (US Dept. of Energy data). So that would be about 188 kg.

                  If you have a density figure specific to your lot of diesel fuel, use it instead.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Converting Kilograms to liters

                    Hi,

                    Suppose the water is flavoured, is it then 1 kg = 1 liter.


                    Thanks

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                    • #11
                      Converting Kilograms to liters

                      Formula for calculating litres into kilgrams &
                      kilograms in to litres of diesel
                      formula for calcilating the density of 1 litres diesel & petrol

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                      • #12
                        Re: Converting Kilograms to liters

                        Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
                        Formula for calculating litres into kilgrams &
                        kilograms in to litres of diesel
                        formula for calcilating the density of 1 litres diesel & petrol
                        density = mass/volume

                        Diesel and petrol (gasoline) are both blends of MANY different petrochemicals and density varies between lots, refineries, etc. For any accuracy, you need measured density for the lot in question. However, typical values are gasoline, 730 kg/m, diesel, 840 kg/m
                        (1 m = 1000 L)

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                        • #13
                          Re: Converting Kilograms to liters

                          Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
                          Formula for calculating litres into kilgrams &
                          kilograms in to litres of diesel
                          formula for calcilating the density of 1 litres diesel & petrol
                          formula for converting to 1 liter diesal to kg

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                          • #14
                            Re: Converting liters to Kilograms

                            i.e. 1 liter of water = How many KG of CNG

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                            • #15
                              Re: Converting Kilograms to liters

                              duracem admix chemical

                              1 kg equal to liters =?

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