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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.



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BOARD FEET

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.

CUBIC FOOT PER MINUTE

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

HEAT RELEASE

The total quantity of thermal energy above a fixed datum introduced into a furnace by the fuel, considered to be the product of the hourly fuel rate and its high heating value, expressed in Btu per hour per cubic foot of furnace volume or square foot of heating surface.

CUSEC

A unit of volume flow rate, used primarily to describe pumps, equal to a uniform flow of 1 cubic foot in 1 second. Also known as cubic foot per second (cfs).

KILOLITER

A unit of volume equal to 1000 liters or to 1 cubic meter. Abbreviated kl.

MODULUS OF RESILIENCE

The maximummechanical energy stored per unit volume of ma-terial when it is stressed to its elastic limit.

LUX

The derived unit of illuminance in the International System of Units; it is equal to 1 lumen per square meter.

FLUID TON

A unit of volume equal to 32 cubic feet or approximately 0.90614 cubic meter; used for many hydrometallurgical, hydraulic, and other industrial purposes.

COMPRESSIBILITY

Measure of ability of being compressed. The change in volume of a unit volume of a fluid when subjected to a unit change of pressure.

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.

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