# Converting metric tons to kilowatt

Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by shutterbugC, Jul 8, 2012.

1. ### shutterbugC5-Year Member

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Does anyone know how to convert metric tons per hour to grams per kilowatt? Fuel consumption to produce electricity.
DS needs this info and cannot find it on the internet.
Thanks,

2. ### deepdraft1Master, Ocean Steam or Motor Vessels, unlimited5-Year Member

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Well, one metric ton = 1,000 kilograms or 1,000,000 grams.. So if you know the length of time of the burn out, the amount of burn out and the KW produced, it should be pretty easy to come up with the answer.. just "plug and chug"

3. ### kpmidkp5-Year Member

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This is why it's awesome to be a deckie.

4. ### deepdraft1Master, Ocean Steam or Motor Vessels, unlimited5-Year Member

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Yep I used to think so too; right up until I was asked to work out a star fix using H.O. 208 (Dreisonstok)..

5. ### cmakin5-Year Member

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Metric tons/hour is a consumption rate. It does not provide any indication of power produced. Grams/kilowatt (probably really grams/kilowatt-hour) is an indication of efficiency, or amount of energy produced by a certain amount of fuel. There would be no straight conversion. . . . .

Now, if you mean metric tons/horsepower-hour, well, that would be different. How did we figure this out before the internet?

6. ### KPEngineerEternal Father ...5-Year Member

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We used to have these things, what did we call them? I seem to remember some kind of rectangular substance, very thin, with different kinds of markings on them. I think if you put enough of them together you could put a similarly shaped but harder substance around the outside of them to bind them all together. The name escapes me at the moment, but I know I have a bunch of them gathering dust on my bookshelves. HEY, Thats it! We called them books!

7. ### JMS5-Year Member

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And here I thought you were going to say: 'slide rules.'

8. ### cmakin5-Year Member

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As one who used to know how to use one, they are decent for calculations, but absolutely useless for research. Well, they CAN mark a place on one of those things with pages. . . .

9. ### KPEngineerEternal Father ...5-Year Member

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Every so often when I start to feel old I just remind myself that slide rules were before my time.

10. ### cmakin5-Year Member

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The year after I learned to use one, I bought my first pocket calculator. That is how you turn a slide rule into a bookmark.

11. ### OldAirForce5-Year Member

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Good Grief, they weren't before my time. I learned to use one my freshman year of high school.

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