# conversion factor

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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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1949-1972: Assumed by EIA to be equal to the thermal conversion factor for dry natural gas consumed (see Natural Gas Consumption, Total).
Sources: See "Thermal Conversion Factor Source Documentation," which follows Table A6.
The thermal conversion factors presented in the following tables can be used to estimate the heat content in British thermal units (Btu) of a given amount of energy measured in physical units, such as barrels or cubic feet.
Calculated annually by EIA as the average of the thermal conversion factors for each type of crude oil imported weighted by the quantities imported.
1967 forward: Calculated annually by EIA as the average of the thermal conversion factors for all liquefied petroleum gases consumed (see Table A1) weighted by the quantities consumed.
Calculated annually by EIA as the average of the thermal conversion factors for each natural gas plant liquid produced weighted by the quantities produced.
2004 forward: Calculated by EIA as the annual quantity-weighted average of the conversion factors for Petroleum Coke, Catalyst (6.
Calculated annually by EIA as the average of the thermal conversion factors for all petroleum products consumed by the commercial sector weighted by the estimated quantities consumed by the commercial sector.
Calculated annually by EIA as the average of the thermal conversion factors for distillate fuel oil, petroleum coke, and residual fuel oil consumed by the electric power sector weighted by the quantities consumed by the electric power sector.
Calculated annually by EIA as the average of the thermal conversion factors for all petroleum products consumed by the industrial sector weighted by the estimated quantities consumed by the industrial sector.
Calculated annually by EIA as the average of the thermal conversion factors for all petroleum products consumed by the residential sector weighted by the estimated quantities consumed by the residential sector.
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.

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