Metric system conversion tables


The metric system is only used in Bulgaria in the building and allied trades. The measurements are normally given in metres, centimetres and millimetres for measurments and in kilogram and tonnes for weights. These measures are inconveniet if you are used to to the Imperial unit system. For our clients from UK we have put together these conversion tables wich hopefully will help you to calculate the building measurments in the system you know better


Length Conversion


Imperial/USA unit Metric (SI) unit   Metric (SI) unit Imperial/USA unit
1 Inch 2.54 centimeters   1 Centimeter 0.39 inches
1 Foot 30.48 centimeters   1 Meter 3.28 feet
1 Yard 0.91 meters   1 Meter 1.09 yards
1 Mile 1.61 kilometers   1 Kilometer 0.62 miles

Weight (or mass) conversion

Imperial/USA unit Metric (SI) unit   Metric (SI) unit

Imperial/USA unit

1 Ounce (weight)

28.35 grams

 

1 Gram

0.035 ounces

1 Pound

0.45 kilograms

 

1 Kilogram

2.21 pounds

1 UK ton (2240 pounds)

1.02 metric tons

 

1 Metric ton (1000 kg.)

0.98 UK tons

1 US ton (2000 pounds)

0.91 metric tons

  1 Metric ton (1000 kg.)

1.10 US tons


Temperature Conversion

  • The freezing point of water in Fahrenheit is 32 degrees, in Celsius it is 0 degrees.
  • The boiling point of water in Fahrenheit is 212 degrees, in Celsius it is 100 degrees.
  • Consequently the difference between freezing and boiling is 180 degrees Fahrenheit (212-32) or 100 degrees Celsius (100-0). This means that 180 degrees change in Fahrenheit is equal to 100 degree change in Celsius, or more simply 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit equals 1.0 degrees Celsius.

This gives rise to the following equations to convert between Celsius and Fahrenheit:

  • °C = (°F - 32) ÷ 1.8        For example: (68°F-32) ÷ 1.8 = (36) ÷ 1.8 = 20°C
  • °F = (°C x 1.8) + 32       For example: (20°C x 1.8) + 32 = (36) + 32  = 68°F  

Some common examples are:

  • Freezing = 0 °C , 32°F
  • Room temperature = 20 °C , 68°F
  • Normal body temperature = 37 °C , 98.6°F
  • A very hot day = 40 °C , 104°F
  • Boiling point of water = 100 °C , 212°F

Area Conversion

Imperial/USA unit   

Metric (SI) unit

 

Metric (SI) unit

Imperial/USA unit

1 Acre

0.40 hectare

 

1 Hectare

2.47 acres

1 Square inch

6.45 square centimeters

 

1 Square centimeter

0.16 square inches

1 Square foot

0.09 square meters

 

1 Square meter

 

1 Square yard

0.84 square meters

 

1 Square meter

1.20 square yards

1 Square mile

2.60 square kilometers

 

1 Square kilometer

0.39 square miles

1 Cubic foot

0.028 cubic meters

 

1 Cubic meter

35.23 cubic feet

1 Cubic yard

0.76 cubic meters

 

1 Cubic meter

1.35 cubic yards

Volume Conversion

Imperial/USA unit

Metric (SI) unit

 

Metric (SI) unit

Imperial/USA unit

1 Teaspoon (UK)

5.92 milliliters

 

1 Millilitre

0.17 teaspoons (UK)

1 Teaspoon (US)

4.93 milliliters

   

0.20 teaspoons (US)

1 Tablespoon (UK)

17.76 milliliters

 

10 Millilitre

0.56 tablespoons (UK)

1 Tablespoon (US)

14.79 milliliters

   

0.68 tablespoons (US)

1 Fluid ounce (UK)

28.41 milliliters

 

100 millilitre

3.52 fluid ounces (UK)

1 Fluid ounce (US)

29.57 milliliters

   

3.38 fluid ounces (US)

1 Pint (UK)

0.57 liters

 

1 Litre

1.76 pints (UK)

1 Pint (US)

0.47 liters

   

2.11 pints (US)

1 Quart (UK)

1.14 liters

   

0.88 quarts (UK)

1 Quart (US)

0.95 liters

   

1.06 quarts (US)

1 Gallon (UK)

4.55 liters

   

0.22 gallon (UK)

1 Gallon (US)

3.79 liters

   

0.26 gallons (US)

Mileage Conversion

10 l/100km = 28.24 mi/Imperial gal (miles per gallon)

or
40 mi/Imperial gal (miles per gallon) = 7.06 l/100km (litres per 100km)

Building Materials

Material kg per cubic metre
Brick, common red 1922 kg per cubic metre
Cement, Portland 1506 kg per cubic metre
Concrete, Limestone with Portland 2371 kg per cubic metre
Earth, loam, dry, excavated 1249 kg per cubic metre
Earth, wet, excavated 1602 kg per cubic metre
Glass, window 2579 kg per cubic metre
Granite, solid 2691 kg per cubic metre
Granite, broken 1650 kg per cubic metre
Gravel, loose, dry 1522 kg per cubic metre
Gravel, with sand, natural 1922 kg per cubic metre
Gypsum, pulverized 1121 kg per cubic metre
Lime, hydrated 481 kg per cubic metre
Lime, wet or mortar 1540 kg per cubic metre
Mortar, wet 2403 kg per cubic metre
Sand, dry 1602 kg per cubic metre
Sand, wetk 1922 kg per cubic metre
Stone, crushed 1602 kg per cubic metre



You can use this metric calculator to convert every possible measure from one system into every other measure in another system. You will find there a “Length Conversion Calculator” (Millimeters, Centimeters, Meter and Kilometers into Inches, Feet, Yards and Miles), a “Weight Conversion Calculator” (Metric Tons, Kilograms, Pounds, Oz, Grams, Tons), a “Pressure Conversion Calculator” (Bar, Kg/cm, Psi), a “Volume Conversion Calculator” (Milliliters, Liters, Fluid Ounces, Pints, Cups, Quarts, Gallons) and a “Temperature Conversion Calculator” (Celsius, Fahrenheit ). Hope it will be helpful for your building project in Bulgaria.

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