Btu (15.8°C, ISO) conversion

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Btu (15.8°C, ISO)

Abbreviation/Symbol:

Btu (15.8°C, ISO)

BTU

Btu

Unit of:

Energy

Power

Wordwide use:

The BTU is regularly used in English-speaking metric countries. It is widely used in heating and air conditioning, and power and steam generation.

Definition:

One BTU is defined as the energy required at 1 atmosphere to heat 1 avoirdupois pound of liquid water by 1 degree Fahrenheit. One Btu (15.8°C, ISO) equates to 1,054.5 J

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Common references:

A 4inch wooden match that is completely burned generates approximately 1 BTU. one kilowatt-hour of electricity generates about 3,400 Btu, One pound of air-dried wood about 7,000 Btu, and a ton of coal about 20 million Btu

Usage context:

The BTU is regularly used in English-speaking metric countries. It is widely used in heating and air conditioning, and power and steam generation.

 

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