Litres to tonnes

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Litres to tonnes

Postby litres to tonnes » Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:01 pm

pls explain how to convert from litres to tonnes
litres to tonnes

Postby Mike Wright » Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:29 pm

Litres are a measure of volume (like pints), whereas tonnes are a measure of mass, also often wrongly referred to as weight. So it depends on the density of the substance. If it is water it is easy - 1 litre = 1 kg, so 1000 litres = 1000kg = 1 tonne. A tonne is 1000kg. If you know the density of your substance relative to water you can convert from there. For example if density is 1/2 that of water 1000 litres = 500kg = 0.5 tonnes.
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litres to ton

Postby Guest » Mon May 11, 2009 10:36 pm

[How many Litres of premium motor spirit make one ton?

Postby Guest » Mon May 11, 2009 10:54 pm

Well, firstly it depends on the density of petroleum you assume. A book I have gives a typical value of 733kg/m3. 1m3 is equal to 1000litres so 1000litres has a mass of 733kg, which means that 1364.25 litres = 1000kg or 1 tonne(metric) and 1 imperal ton = 1386.08 litres. For a US ton (2000lbs) the answer is 1237.58litres.

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