CONVERSION OF LIQUID MEASUREMENTS
When you have a problem concerning liquid volume in metrics, remember that
the liter is the foundation for liquid measure in the metric system. By referring to
Table Appendix I-6, and the back of a circumference ruler, you should be able to
accurately solve any problem you may encounter.
Table AI-6.Gallon and Liter Conversion Chart
NOTE: 1 US GALLON = 3.785412 LITERS
100 US GALLONS = 378.5412 LITERS
CONVERSION OF WEIGHTS
When you are working with units of weight in the metric system, the kilogram
(kg) is the foundation of measure. Table Appendix I-7 provides a conversion of U.S.
weights and metric weights. Be familiar with this chart so when you work with
blueprints (especially overseas) made under the metric system, you will not make
Example: Convert 28 pounds (lb) to kilograms (kg).
28 pounds = 20 lb + 8 lb
From the chart: 20 lb = 9.07 kg and 8 lb = 3.63 kg
Therefore: 28 lb = 9.07 kg + 3.63 kg = 12.70 kg
NOTE: 1 POUND = 0.4535924 KG; 1 U.S. SHORT TON = 2,000 POUNDS; AND
1 METRIC TON = 1,000 KG