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tbrucenyc Level 32 / Recording Engineer retired
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One Kilowatt equals 3415 BTU per hour
50,000 BTU = 14.641 kilowatts
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Gumboy Level 55 / fun guy
Answered 4 years ago
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1 btu = 778 fps {standard statistic}
550 fps = 0.746 kW {standard statistic}
convert your btus as fps to kWs -
1 btu then is 778/550 = (v'2) kW
then v'2(0.746)= 1.4927 kW
so a btu is 1.4927 kW
finally, 50,000 btu = 50,000(1.4927) = 74,635 kW <---- answer!
Additional Details added 4 years ago
1 kWh=3412 BTUs, so 50,000 BTUs / 3412 = kwH energy
50,000/3412 = 14.654kwH
1 BTU is the energy needed to raise 1 pound of water, by
1 degree fahrenheit, in 1 hour.
I had 1.55 kW per BTU when its 1.055 kW per BTU. Sorry
so Brice is okay, I'm wrong, he's right!
Additional Details added 4 years ago
I checked this conversion. Your answer was
correct. 8)
15 kW applied for 1 hour = 15kWh. 15kWh =50000 BTUs energy which raises 50 gal. water by 100 deg. F in an hour (50 x100=5000) which seems correct by the BTU's definition.
http://www.ehow.com/facts_5585036_btu-st...
Additional Details added 4 years ago
[sorry! 50 X 100 = 50,000] 8|
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