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“Great construction focused app - Simple and useful in the field. Helps to work out quick answers. The density of common units and energy value tables are helpful.”
- user review in BlackBerry App World
Features of Converting Unit Calculator for Construction:
Contains the most commonly used construction units (English and metric) including:
length, area, volume, density, mass, pressure, speed, acceleration, energy and power
& a decimal feet to feet & inches converter.
Tables of helpful information:
Common densities of aluminum, brick, concrete, fresh snow, etc
Energy of common fuels like gasoline, ethanol, propane, natural gas, coal and wood;
Rules of thumb for power including hints like one ton of air conditioning equals 12,000 Btu/hour, a person in a room adds about 250 Btu/hour and a Ford Pinto is 88 HP and uses 2 gallons of gas an hour.
Other features & notes:
Results can be emailed, texted or copied to the phone’s clipboard.
Feel free to email us with feature suggestions or new app ideas.
You know your propane temporary heating unit produces 25,000 Btu/hour. You have a 5KW electric heating unit that you could also hook up, but wonder if it’s a waste of time. How close are the two heaters? A quick check shows that the electric heater will almost double your temporary heat.
Here's how it works:
1. Scroll through options and select the type of unit to convert: Power
2. Scroll through and select the convert from and convert to units. Input the quantity to convert and review the program output.
You learn that the 17,060 BTU/hour is close to the output of the 25,000 BTU/hour heater.