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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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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).
EIA adopted the Bureau of Mines thermal conversion factor of 5.
1949-2006: EIA adopted the Bureau of Mines thermal conversion factor of 5.
1949-2003: EIA adopted the thermal conversion factor of 6.
For "Biomass-Based Diesel Fuel" and "Other Renewable Fuels," EIA assumed the thermal conversion factor to be 5.
EIA adopted the Bureau of Mines estimated thermal conversion factor of 6.
EIA estimated the thermal conversion factor for biodiesel to be 5.
1949-1962: EIA adopted the thermal conversion factor of 1,035 Btu per cubic foot as estimated by the Bureau of Mines and first published in the Petroleum Statement, Annual, 1956.
1963-1979: EIA adopted the thermal conversion factor calculated annually by the American Gas Association (AGA) and published in Gas Facts, an AGA annual publication.
1949-1972: Assumed by EIA to be equal to the thermal conversion factor for dry natural gas consumed (see Natural Gas Consumption, Total).