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I read about an airliner (Gimli glider) back in the 1980s for one of the Canadian airlines that ran low or out of fuel. Boeing uses pounds for fuel capacity and the fuel trucks use gallons so the pilots had to use a conversion factor for pounds/gallons. Using liters, they applied the wrong factor.

On 4/15/2014 8:08 AM, Thor Tandy wrote:
Engineers do but the industry still references the AISC shapes ... it's no wonder it takes so long to do a job! We don't want to make a Mars destination mistake again ... :)

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From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On
Behalf Of Bill Polhemus Sent: April-15-14 8:41 AM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] More Canada ???

Does Canada typically use the SI-equivalent sizes shown in the AISC shape

E.g. Imperial W6X15 = SI W150X22.5

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.


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