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The basic unit of measurement for lumber. One board foot is equal to a oneinch board, 12 inches wide and 1 foot long. Thus, a board 10 feet long, 12 inches wide, and 1 inch thick contains 10 board feet.



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TWENTY FOOT EQUIVALENT UNIT

A unit of measurement equal to the space occupied by a standard twenty foot container. Used in stating the capacity of container vessel or storage area. One 40 ft. Container is equal to two TEU's.

TEU

A unit of measurement equal to the space occupied by a standard twenty foot container. Used in stating the capacity of container vessel or storage area. One 40 ft. Container is equal to two TEU's.

BOARD-FOOT

Unit of volume in measuring lumber; equals 144 cubic inches (2360 cubic centimeters), or the volume of a board 1 foot square and 1 inch thick. Abbreviated bd-ft.

OUNCEDAL

A unit of force equal to the force which will impart an acceleration of 1 foot per second per second to a mass of 1 ounce; equal to 0.0086409346485 newton.

FORTY-FOOT EQUIVALENT UNIT

Unit of measurement equivalent to one fortyfoot container. Two twenty-foot containers (TEUs) equal one FEU.

U.S. SURVEY FOOT

The foot used by the National Ocean Service in which 1 inch is equal to 2.540005 centimeters. The foot equal to 0.3048 meter, exactly, adopted by Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States in 1959 was not adopted by the National Ocean Service because of the extensive revisions which would be necessary to their charts and measurement records.

CUBIC FOOT PER MINUTE

A unit of volume flow rate, equal to a uniform flow of 1 cubic foot trometer.

BARRELS PER STREAM DAY

A measurement used to denote rate of oil or oil-product flow while a fluid-processing unit is in continuous operation. Abbreviated BSD.

INCH

A unit of length in common use in the United States and the United Kingdom, equal to 1/12 foot or 2.54 centimeters. Abbreviated in.

GRAIN

A unit of measure commonly used in water analysis for the measurement of impurities in water. (17.1 grains = 1 part per million

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