how do you convert cu.ft. to tons

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how do you convert cu.ft. to tons

Postby ash man » Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:23 pm

I'm trying to convert cu ftto tonnage
ash man
 

Postby Chafunkta » Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:06 am

First you'd have to find out the density of the substance you're looking for. This would be in units of mass/volume. Then take the multiply the two together, and you'll get just a mass measurement. After that, use this helpful site to convert it to whatever mass units you want.

For instance, you have 20 cubic ft of sodium hydroxide (NaOH), which has a density of .1657 lb/ft^3.

20 ft^3 * (.1657 lb/ft^3) = 3.314 lbs / 2000 lb/ton = .001657 tons NaOH.

Hope this helps
Chafunkta
 


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