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Tonne is the SI version of ton. 1 tonne = 1000 kg.

Roy


SEConsultant wrote:

> Correct, but my dictionary had it originally spelled Tonne. Everyone got
> Kips. My comments were meant to be from the engineering side where we
> calculate in Kips more so than tons, but those who brought up the
> convenience and public knowledge are correct - Ton is a more common term
> (Even Mathcad does not define Kip as a unit of measure in their program).
>
> Dennis
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Hill [mailto:ronhill(--nospam--at)hillce.com]
> Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2000 9:51 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: Trivia
>
> Ton originally TUN
>
> English for a large cask holding 252 gallons of wine.
> Also means twenty hundreds gross = 2240 lb
>
> June 1827 Congress , by law , established a ton as 2000lb.
>
> Ron Hill, P.E.
> HILL Consulting Engineering
> Birmingham, Alabama  USA
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: SEConsultant [mailto:seconsultant(--nospam--at)earthlink.net]
> Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2000 11:02 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: Trivia
>
> You got Kips correct - Look to old English for Ton.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: james korff pe pmp [mailto:seaoc(--nospam--at)yahoo.com]
> Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2000 1:15 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: Trivia
>
> Kips probably comes from KIlo Pound
>
> Ton is from Tonelada
>
> am I right???
>
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