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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)
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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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Assumed by EIA to be 6.287 million Btu per barrel or equal to the thermal conversion factor for Residual Fuel Oil.
EIA adopted the Bureau of Mines thermal conversion factor of 3.974 million Btu per barrel as published in the California Oil World and Petroleum Industry, First Issue, April 1942.
EIA adopted the Bureau of Mines thermal conversion factor of 5.670 million Btu per barrel for "Jet Fuel, Commercial" as published by the Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation in the report Competition and Growth in American Energy Markets 1947-1985, a 1968 release of historical and projected statistics.
EIA adopted the Bureau of Mines thermal conversion factor of 5.355 million Btu per barrel for "Jet Fuel, Military" as published by the Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation in the report Competition and Growth in American Energy Markets 1947-1985, a 1968 release of historical and projected statistics.
EIA adopted the Bureau of Mines thermal conversion factor of 5.670 million Btu per barrel as reported in a Bureau of Mines internal memorandum, "Bureau of Mines Standard Average Heating Values of Various Fuels, Adopted January 3, 1950."
EIA adopted the thermal conversion factor of 6.065 million Btu per barrel as estimated by the Bureau of Mines and first published in the Petroleum Statement, Annual, 1956.
EIA adopted the thermal conversion factor of 5.796 million Btu per barrel as estimated by the Bureau of Mines and first published in the Petroleum Statement, Annual, 1956.
* 1949-2006: EIA adopted the Bureau of Mines thermal conversion factor of 5.253 million Btu per barrel for "Gasoline, Motor Fuel" as published by the Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation in Appendix V of Competition and Growth in American Markets 1947-1985, a 1968 release of historical and projected statistics.
EIA assumed the thermal conversion factor to be 5.418 million Btu per barrel or equal to that for plant condensate (see Plant Condensate) and first published it in EIA's Annual Report to Congress, Volume 2, 1981.
Thermal conversion factors for hydrocarbon mixes (Table A1) are weighted averages of the thermal conversion factors for each hydrocarbon included in the mix.
In general, the annual thermal conversion factors presented in Tables A2 through A6 are computed from final annual data or from the best available data and labeled "preliminary." Often, the previous year's factor is used as a preliminary value until data become available to calculate the factor appropriate to the year.
Calculated annually by EIA as the average of the thermal conversion factors for all petroleum products consumed by the electric power sector weighted by the quantities consumed by the electric power sector.