Question by  denise52 (38)

How do you convert cfm to btu?

I need to convert cfm's to btu's.


Answer by  Olenka (176)

You can't convert cfm to btu ! Cfm is a debit unit, it measures volume divided by time, whereas Btu is an energy measure, that's totally different !


Answer by  Madhavi (29)

There is no 'direct' conversion from energy units to flow rates (volume or mass); but it is known that some materials can absorb a certain amount of heat energy per unit volume (or mass). This means conversion factor is based on properties of material in question. (Volumetric flow rate) = (Heat flow rate) / ((Material Specific heat)*(Material Density)*(Change in Temperature))


Answer by  Lordschild (1398)

CFM: Cubic Feet per Minute is a measure of the volume flow rate of something. BTU: British Thermal Unit,is a measure of the energy it takes to heat one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit. There is no direct conversion because they are two different things. You can figure how much energy a volume unit of something can absorb.

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