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conversion factor

[kən′vər·zhən ‚fak·tər]
(mathematics)
The numerical factor by which one must multiply (or divide) a quantity that is expressed in terms of a certain unit to express the quantity in terms of another unit. Also known as unit conversion factor.
(nucleonics)

conversion factor

A quantity by which the numerical value in one system of units must be multiplied to arrive at the numerical value in another system of units.
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Calculated annually by EIA as the average of the thermal conversion factors for all petroleum products consumed by the transportation sector weighted by the estimated quantities consumed by the transportation sector.
Calculated annually by EIA as the average of the thermal conversion factors for each petroleum product exported weighted by the quantities exported.
Calculated annually by EIA as the average of the thermal conversion factors for crude oil and each petroleum product exported weighted by the quantities exported.
Calculated annually by EIA as the average of the thermal conversion factors for each type of crude oil and petroleum product imported weighted by the quantities imported.
2009 forward: Calculated by EIA as the annual quantity-weighted average of the thermal conversion factors for undenatured ethanol (3.
Energy Information Administration (EIA) adopted the thermal conversion factor of 6.
048 million Btu per barrel or equal to the thermal conversion factor for Aviation Gasoline (Finished).
1949-2014: EIA adopted the thermal conversion factor of 5.
EIA adopted the Bureau of Mines thermal conversion factor of 5.
1949-2006: EIA adopted the Bureau of Mines thermal conversion factor of 5.
For "Biomass-Based Diesel Fuel" and "Other Renewable Fuels," EIA assumed the thermal conversion factor to be 5.
1949-2015: EIA adopted the Bureau of Mines estimated thermal conversion factor of 6.