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RE: Imperial Units

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] Well, actually the ENGLISH or IMPERIAL units (as far as my knowledge about the subjec goes) are basically one & the same thing. The US CUSTOMARY is derived from the ENGLISH/IMPERIAL units. By far this is (as mentioned by your goodself) the only difference that i have encountered between these two sisters. That is 1 US GALLON = 0.883 IMP. GALLON OR 1 IMP. GALLON =1.2 US GALLON. I would be interested to learn about other venues of differences (if any ?) as well. Regards,

SYED FAIZ AHMAD


From: "Scott, William N." <William.Scott(--nospam--at)veco.com>
Reply-To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: Imperial Units
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 16:00:48 -0800

Actually, Imperial and US units are slightly different.

1 Imperial gallon = 1.2 US gallons

-----Original Message-----
From: syed faiz ahmad [mailto:syedfaiz23(--nospam--at)hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 3:34 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Imperial Units


Gentlemen

Imperial Unit has an origin to the word IMPERIAL perse. Imperial means, "of
or relating to an empire or to the rule of an emperor or empress".

Imperial Unit basically conforms to the official British Standard of weights

and measures. This is principally old FPS (FOOT-POUND-SECOND) unit. But now
that the British themselves are into METRIC SYSTEM for long, this IMPERIAL
unit is ofcourse the  present time US CUSTOMARY units. Best regards,

SYED FAIZ AHMAD; MENGG, Mem ASCE
SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
SAUDI OGER LTD
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA.


>From: Tom.Hunt(--nospam--at)d-fd.com
>Reply-To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>Subject: Imperial Units
>Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 14:19:28 -0700
>
>Nels,
>
>Imperial Units generally means standard old U.S. units as compared to
>metric units.  Your client probably does not want imported metric bricks.
>
>Thomas Hunt, S.E.
>Duke/Fluor Daniel
>
>----- Forwarded by Tom Hunt/DFD on 06/25/01 02:16 PM -----
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>                     "Nels
>                     Roselund, SE"        To:     <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
>                     <njineer@att.        cc:
>                     net>                 Subject:     Imperial Units
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>                     06/25/01
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>                     Please
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>                     seaint
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>A client's specifications require the design of the project to be in
>imperial units.
>
>Is this a system of measurement?  What are its length/weight/force units?
>
>This is a project that involves brickwork, and I seem to recall that there
>was a manufacturer of bricks that had  bricks of a special size and shape
>that were called imperial bricks -- I suppose these specs could be
>referring to  brick units.  But the existing bricks are commons, and the
>context seems to give imperial a meaning that is more probably related to
>a system  of measurement.
>
>Nels Roselund
>Structural Engineer
>South San Gabriel, CA
>njineer(--nospam--at)att.net
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