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Re: WSJ: Big tech firms seeking power
On Fri, 16 Jun 2006, Crist Clark wrote:
Huh?Error: you MULTIPLY 3.413 to go from watts to BTU, not divide. It's be more like 154,000,000 BTU, /12000 or 12,798 tons.
A Watt has no time constant. A watt is an amount of energy consumed at a moment (ie, a 60 watt light bulb), not an amount of energy over time (like a watt-hour; for instance, a 60 watt light bulb uses 60 watt-hours of power every hour, or 1.44 kwatt-hrs per day).
There is a direct correlation between watts and btu's, and that is:
watts * 3.413 = btu
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