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    I regularly have to convert Metric Tons to US Gallons with a known specific gravity of the fluid is there a way to do this

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    Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

    Originally posted by Unregistered
    I regularly have to convert Metric Tons to US Gallons with a known specific gravity of the fluid is there a way to do this
    Sure, water (at 4 C) has a density of 1 kg/L, or 1 t/m. Specific gravity is the ratio of the substance's density to water. So you can easily convert your (metric) tons to cubic meters. Then multiply by 1000 to get liters and divide by 3.785411784 L/US gallon

    Example SG = 0.85, convert 2 t.
    density = 0.85 t/m
    volume = 2t/(0.85 t/m) = 2.353 m = 2353 L
    2353 L/(3.785411784 L/gallon) = 621.6 gallons

    NOTE: If you are dealing with petroleum products, API uses SG at 60 F for both the water and the oil. You will have to look up a water density at that temperature, which is VERY slightly lower.

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    • #3
      Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

      I need to have you calculate the reverse:

      How many liquid Tons is 550 Gallons of liquid?

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        Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

        Originally posted by Unregistered
        I need to have you calculate the reverse:

        How many liquid Tons is 550 Gallons of liquid?
        Well, it is 2082 L or 2.082 m.

        To go further, you need to know the density of the liquid. LPG is pretty light and would be about 1.06 t, water would be 2.08 t, and mercury would be 28.3 t (all metric tons.)

        So there is no general answer for an arbitrary liquid. You HAVE to know the density. If you don't, then somewhere between 1 and 28 tonne.

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        • #5
          Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

          There are 266 U. S. gallons in 1 Metric ton

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          • #6
            Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

            Originally posted by Unregistered
            There are 266 U. S. gallons in 1 Metric ton
            That is NOT generally true. It is only true if the density is 0.993 kg/L. For example, it would not be true of gasoline of density 0.75 kg/L. It would be 1333 L (352 gallons) per metric ton.

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              Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

              Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
              I regularly have to convert Metric Tons to US Gallons with a known specific gravity of the fluid is there a way to do this
              2475 Usgallons Diesel oil = how many metric tons

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              • #8
                Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

                Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
                2475 Usgallons Diesel oil = how many metric tons
                2475 gallons x 3.7854 L/gallon = 9368.9 L

                Not all diesel oil is the same, You need to know the density. However, a typical density is around 0.85 kg/L.
                Using this value, 9368.9 L * 0.85 kg/L = 7963.5 kg.

                There are 1000 kg in a metric ton, so 7.9635 t.
                Since we don't know the density with any precision, this answer is overly precise. 7.9 - 8 t is a more realistic answer.

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                • #9
                  Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

                  How many gallons of D2 diesel in a metric ton? Thanks for your help.

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                    Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

                    Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
                    How many gallons of D2 diesel in a metric ton? Thanks for your help.
                    See post #8 for methodology.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

                      Please I will like you to do same convertion for LPG (liquified petroleum gas), how many liters or gallons make a metric ton.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

                        Originally posted by LPG Dealer View Post
                        Please I will like you to do same convertion for LPG (liquified petroleum gas), how many liters or gallons make a metric ton.
                        LPG in the US and Canada is mostly propane and about 0.51 kg/L

                        A metric ton is 1000 kg, dividing by 0.51kg/L, about 1960 L

                        In other parts of the world, LPG may be a seasonal butane/propane mixture to lower the vapor pressure. Density will vary seasonally, but might average 0.54 kg/L, thus about 1850 L/t.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

                          Originally posted by JohnS View Post
                          See post #8 for methodology.
                          Please help me to convert 1 Matric Ton of Diesel into US Gallon. Thanks for the quick reply.

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                            Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

                            Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
                            Please help me to convert 1 Matric Ton of Diesel into US Gallon. Thanks for the quick reply.
                            It will depend on the density of YOUR diesel, but a typical value is 0.85 kg/L.
                            1 t = 1000 kg
                            1000 kg/0.85 kg/l = 1176 L
                            1 gallon = 3.785 L, so 311 gallons more or less.
                            Remember, it varies inversely with measured density.

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                              Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons

                              what would 20,000 metric tons of propane be in US Gallons???

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