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kiloton

1. one thousand tons
2. an explosive power, esp of a nuclear weapon, equal to the power of 1000 tons of TNT

kiloton

[′kil·ə‚tən]
(physics)
A unit used in specifying the yield of a fission or fusion bomb, equal to the explosive power of 1000 metric tons of trinitrotoluene (TNT). Abbreviated kt.
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Shipments of rolled aluminum products totaled a record 788 kilotonnes in the second quarter of fiscal 2016, a three percent increase compared to 765 kilotonnes reported in the prior year period.
The new facility is scheduled to be operational by the end of the third quarter of 2012; located on the Roquette site in Cassano Spinola, Italy, it will have a capacity of about 10 kilotonnes.
The expansion to 18,154 kilotonnes a year would account for about 55 per cent of India's estimated petrochemicals demand in the year ending on March 2016, according to the report.
Concern over the limitations of the GBU-28 led to the fielding in 1997 of the 540-kg B61 Mod 11 nuclear penetrator, with a reported yield of 340 kilotonnes.
CARBON EMISSIONS Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the West Midlands totalled nearly 42,700 kilotonnes (kt) in 2008, around eight per cent of the UK total.
We are estimating this could have the effect of adding no kilotonnes of carbon a year in to the atmosphere," said Bose Falle, energy management leader for 2degrees, a consultancy working on global sustainability projects for the likes of Tesco.
LCUK will build a 200 kilotonnes per annum (KTPA) plant at the Wilton Site near Redcar, alongside its existing 150 KTPA PET Plant (M5), to be ready in the third quarter of 2013.
In the long run, the Company expects to pursue a number of growth options, including the completion of the Taishet and Boguchansky Aluminium Smelters in Russia with maximum capacity of 750 kilotonnes per annum and 588 kilotonnes per annum respectively.
Coal output went down by 15% to 8,000 kilotonnes and coke production plunged 40% to 591 kilotonnes.
For the participating countries, this would equate to a potential CO2 savings of about 18 kilotonnes and savings in fuel costs of more than one million euros each year.
Russia's defence ministry said an atomic explosion at had taken place in northeastern North Korea, 0954am (0054GMT) and estimated the blast's yield to be up to 20 kilotonnes, about the same as the US bombs used against the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima at the end of World War Two.
Cardiff emitted 2,355 kilotonnes of CO2 emissions in 2006, 1,125 kilotonnes of which came from industrial and commercial sources.