You may be asking how to convert gas measures now that you’ve learned about some typical gas measurements. Fortunately, all that is required for a gas unit conversion is some basic multiplication.
A natural gas conversion table for commonly used natural gas measures may be found below.
Natural Gas Conversion Table
Let’s make a quick math to see what we’re talking about. Let’s imagine you’re trying to figure out how many BTUs are in a m3 of gas. We may start by looking up how much MMBtu (million British Thermal Units) are in a cubic metre of gas using the table above. You would multiply 1 m3 by 0.0353, giving you 0.0353 MMBtu for 1 m3 of natural gas. To convert this figure to BTUs, multiply it by 1000000, which is 35300 BTUs per m3 of gas.
In natural gas, how do you compute Btu?
Divide your therm by 100,000 BTUs to get the BTUs per pound (100 cubic feet or 1 standard therm). Multiply the value by 5.66 to get the number of BTUs per GGE (1 standard GGE). For example, if your area’s therm is 4.96 lbs, divide that figure by 100,000 to get the corresponding BTUs per pound.
What is 1 cubic meter of natural gas’s heat value?
The heat value of natural gas is determined by how efficient the thermal energy emitted by the gas is. Natural gas’s heat content is unrelated to the color of the stove’s flame, nor to its color or price.
“A derived unit of specific energy, heating value, energy content, or heat of combustion per unit volume is a decimal multiple of a megajoule per cubic meter (MJ/m3).” In a nutshell, it illustrates how much energy (in megajoules) is released when 1 cubic meter of natural gas is burned.
Natural gas has a varying heat content in different countries. In Hungary, for example, the average heat value of natural gas is 34.12 MJ/M3.
Natural gas producers, on the other hand, must meet a number of quality standards and characteristics before exporting their product. A chromatograph is an instrument that measures the quality of natural gas and may determine the components of exported fossil fuels, thus its heating value will be known as well.
The price of natural gas is determined not by its amount, but by its quality and heating value, which define how much an individual (or a country) will pay for it.
Volume (m3) x heat value (MJ/m3) x price (Currency/MJ) x VAT Equals price of 1 m3 natural gas.
What is the formula for converting m3 to MMBtu?
Converting MMBtu to Cubic Meters To convert cubic meters to cubic feet, multiply by 35.31 if necessary. To get MBtu per cf, multiply this by the most recent conversion factor (here, 1.036). Finally, divide by 1,000 to get the number of MMBtu, since 1 MBtu = 0.001 MMBtu.
What is the formula for calculating Btu for a gas meter?
General safety warning: inappropriate natural or “LP” gas installation, as well as poor inspection and testing methods, can result in harmful conditions, including fire or explosion.
If you smell gas, leave the building immediately and avoid doing anything that could cause a spark, such as turning on a light switch or dialing a phone number. Call your gas company’s emergency number and/or your local fire department from a safe area. The text supplied here is a rough draft that may be erroneous or incomplete.
Gas meters by American Meter Company are shown at the top and left of the page. The AC250 is at the top of the page, and we have further information about it at the end of this article. The American Meter – Singer Co. AC-95 gas meter is seen above.
How to Calculate, Measure, and Set LP “Bottled” Gas or Natural Gas Pressures & BTUH per Cubic Foot is discussed here.
What are the average pressures in a natural gas or LP fuel system, and how do they differ? What is the distinction between butane, propane, and natural gas? Can we just use butane instead of propane or LPG?
How to calculate the BTU capacity of LP or natural gas fired equipment, heaters, or appliances
Computing BTUH: Technical Note: You can calculate your gas-fired equipment’s BTUs per hour of gas usage. Make sure only one gas appliance is on and keep an eye on the gas meter to see how long it takes to utilize one cubic foot of gas.
The amount you calculate for an appliance’s BTU capacity should be close to the nameplate “input” BTUH on the device.
How many cubic feet of natural gas or propane will a heating furnace or boiler consume per hour?
- In an hour of “burner on” time, a 100,000 BTUh furnace will use around 95 cubic feet of natural gas (100,000 1,050 = 95.21).
- In an hour of “burner on” time, a 100,000 BTUh heater will use around 40 cubic feet of propane (100,000 2500 = 40).
How to calculate the conversion ofgallons of propane or natural gas to pounds or BTUs or to volume of gas
A gallon of propane has around 91,500 BTUs and weighs approximately 4.20 pounds. A pound of propane has around 21,500 BTUs in it. The details of the calculation are listed below.
At 60 degrees Fahrenheit, one gallon of LP-gas (propane or C3H8) weighs about 4.20 pounds, contains about 8.66 cubic feet of gas vapor per pound, burns at 3,595 degrees Fahrenheit in air, and takes 23.86 cubic feet of combustion air to burn correctly.
When converting between cubic feet of gas and liquid gallons, keeping the temperature constant aids in decoding common cubic foot gas meter values.
- At 60 degrees Fahrenheit, 1 gallon of LP gas C3H8 weighs 4.20 pounds and holds 8.66 cubic feet per pound.
- Per gallon of LPG, 4.20 pounds x 8.66 cubic feet/pound Equals 36 cubic feet of gas (at 60F).
- At 60F, 1 cubic foot of LP gasC3H8 equals 1/36 gallon of liquid LP or around 0.3 gallon of liquid LP.
Butane Gas Properties
Butane gas (C4H10) has a different set of numbers. One gallon of butane-based LP gas costs:
- Per pound, 1 gallon of butane contains approximately 6.51 cubic feet of gas vapor (at 60 deg. F),
- to smolder To burn correctly, 1 gallon of butane takes 31.02 cubic feet of combustion air.
Our weights and measures for LP gas were corrected thanks to reader Fred G. Van Orsdol. Additional technical editing was provided by reader Bay Ground Control.
What are the common operating pressures of natural gas and LP or “liquid petroleum” gas in the building gas piping and at the appliance?
There are details on LP gas pressures and natural gas pressures in buildings and in gas-fired appliances.
What is the maximum Btu capacity of my gas meter?
A gas meter with a maximum continuous capacity of 250 cf/h can deliver a maximum of 250,000 Btu/h. The size of your gas meter is allowed if the continuous meter capacity exceeds demand. So, in the example above, a residence with a total demand of 200,000 Btu/h will be acceptable with this gas meter.
What is the definition of m3 in natural gas?
A cubic metre (m3) is a unit of gas volume measurement. The difference between a m3 measurement and a GJ measurement is that GJs refer to the gas’s energy content, whereas m3s refer to the gas’s volume.
What is the energy content of a cubic meter of gas?
Because of the industrial revolution, fuel gases have become more prevalent since 1900. Hydrogen, carbon monoxide, methane, ethane, and other combustibles make up the majority of fuel gases. Natural gas is one sort of fuel gas. Gases containing geological components are referred to as “natural gas.” Because natural gas is very pure, has a high heat content, and a high flame temperature, it is utilized for heating.
Natural gas is sold in cubic meters. British thermal units (Btu) per cubic foot are commonly used to measure the amount of heat produced when a unit volume of natural gas is burned. The amount of energy necessary to elevate one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit is defined as a British thermal unit. The number and types of gases in a cubic foot of natural gas buildup vary. The value of Btu increases as the hydrogen gas contains more carbon atoms.
Natural gas can be converted from Btu per cubic foot to Joules per cubic meter to determine its energy content. If 1 Btu = 1055.1 J and 1 ft3 = 0.028316 m3, 1000 Btu/ft3 multiplied by 1055.1 J and divided by 0.028316 m3 is 37 MJ/m3, which is natural gas’s average energy content.
What is the definition of a cubic meter of gas?
The tendering party shall have dehydrated the Gas delivered hereunder, using any method other than the use of calcium chloride as a desiccant, to remove entrained water in excess of one hundred ten (110) milligrams of water vapor per one (1) cubic metre of Gas, as determined by dew-point apparatus approved by the Bureau of Mines or such other apparatus as may be mutually agreed upon.
Shall have been dehydrated, if necessary, by Shipper to remove any water present in a vapour state, and in no event contain more than 65 milligrams of water vapour per one (1) cubic metre of gas, when measured at a pressure of one hundred and one thousand three hundred and twenty-five thousandths (101.325) kilopascals absolute and a temperature of fifteen degrees (15o) Celsius.
More than twenty-three (23) milligrams of total sulphur per one (1) cubic metre of gas is prohibited.
Shall not include more than six (6) milligrams of mercaptan sulphur per one (1) cubic metre of gas, subject only to clause 10.19 of the Canadian Standards Association (CSAZ 184-M92 as amended), when applicable, respecting odourization of gas.
Must not exceed fifteen (15) millilitres of total nitrogen oxides per one (1) cubic metre of gas.
Shall be hydrogen sulphide-free in the commercial sense, including no more than six (6) milligrams of hydrogen sulphide per one (1) cubic metre of gas.
As verified by approved techniques of testing, gas shall not contain more than seven (7) milligrams of hydrogen sulphide per Cubic Metre nor four hundred and sixty (460) milligrams of total sulphur per Cubic Metre.
No more than fifteen (15) millilitres of nitric oxide per one (1) cubic metre of gas shall be present.
The term “Gross Heating Value” refers to the heating value produced by the complete combustion at constant pressure of one (1) cubic metre of gas with air, with the gas being free of water vapour, the temperature of the gas, air, and combustion products being at standard temperature, and all water formed by the combustion reaction being condensed to liquid state.
Every licensee is responsible for its employees’ actions while on the licensed premises, and any sale or other disposition of malt liquor or intoxicating liquor by an employee to anyone under the age of twenty-one (21) is considered an act of the licensee for the purposes of imposing an administrative penalty, license suspension, or revocation.
What is the BTU value of a cubic foot of heating?
The underlying equation of a heating and cooling system is how much you want to add or remove from the air within a building. That depends on a variety of factors, including square footage and environment, but the beginning point is determining how many degrees you want to raise the interior temperature and how many BTUs are required to do so. There are calculators available to assist homeowners in determining the proper unit size, but there are also some general guidelines to follow. A 300 square foot space, for example, normally requires 7,000 BTUs to maintain a pleasant temperature, whereas a 1,000 square foot room necessitates 18,000 BTUs.
BTUs needed per hour = (desired temperature change) x (cubic feet of space) x.133
What is the price of a cubic foot of natural gas?
Natural gas per therm average price That works out to $0.95 per CCF. It’s a natural gas therm price of $0.92 based on the national average heat content of 1,037 Btu per cubic foot in 2019.