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 UnregisteredI regularly have to convert Metric Tons to US Gallons with a known specific gravity of the fluid is there a way to do this
Example SG = 0.85, convert 2 t.
density = 0.85 t/m³
volume = 2t/(0.85 t/m³) = 2.353 m³ = 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.

Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons
Originally posted by UnregisteredI need to have you calculate the reverse:
How many liquid Tons is 550 Gallons of liquid?
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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Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons
Originally posted by UnregisteredThere are 266 U. S. gallons in 1 Metric ton
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Originally posted by Unregistered View Post2475 Usgallons Diesel oil = how many metric tons
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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Originally posted by LPG Dealer View PostPlease I will like you to do same convertion for LPG (liquified petroleum gas), how many liters or gallons make a metric ton.
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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Re: Metric Tons to US Gallons
Originally posted by Unregistered View PostPlease help me to convert 1 Matric Ton of Diesel into US Gallon. Thanks for the quick reply.
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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