Convert ton (refrigeration) to Btu (IT)/hour

What is ton (refrigeration)?

There is a special metric for the evaluation of power that is common in the USA. It is utilized mainly for the description of the workload of refrigerators and is called Ton of Refrigeration. The original definition, which was introduced in the late XIX century, stated that (TR or TOR) is the heat amount required to melt or freeze 907 kg (or one short ton) of ice during one day at zero temperature.

The (TR) appeared during the period of a transition to mechanical refrigerators from the utilization of ice. Similar processes happened to the candle- and horsepower as metrics. Both of them were replaced due to technological innovations.

As this metric is still utilized, it is taken as equal to 3.516853 kW. This modern meaning is applicable worldwide to ensure the convenience of trading and make it possible to transform units into the standard system.

What is a Btu (IT)/hour?

The traditional British system of metrics still utilizes its own thermal unit for the evaluation of such energy value. Thus, many regions apply it instead of the calorie to describe heat, as well as in designating the capacity of heaters and refrigerators in Btu (IT)/hour. In other areas, it was replaced by joules.

This metric corresponds to the heat that makes 1-pound of water hotter for 1 degree Fahrenheit. It equals approximately 252 cal. There are also other definitions, that is why values may vary by up to 0.5%.

The most common example of its utilization is such a derivative as Btu/h. The latter is common in the specifications of equipment intended for indoor air conditioning.

If you would like to transform BTU/hour to other units, you will have to apply the following correlations:

  • 1 kW approximately equals 3412 Btu/h;
  • 1000 Btu/h correspond to 293 W.

How to Convert ton (refrigeration) to Btu (IT)/hour

To change (refrigeration) to Btu (IT)/hour, you might employ the following instructions and strategy without relying on online usefulness:

  • Comprehend the element Transformation: 1 t-r= 12,000 btu-h.
  • Operate the modification instruction: Btu/hr = T× 12,000
  • Modification Illustration: a cooling system ranked at 2.5 tons, and you desire to understand how many Btu/hr it delivers.
  • Btu/hr = 2.5 tons × 12,000 = 30,000 Btu/hr.So, 2.5 tons is analogous to 30,000 Btu/hr of cooling ability.
To convert ton (refrigeration) to Btu (IT)/hour , the formula is used,
Btu/hr = ton × 12000
where the ton (refrigeration) to Btu,h value is substituted to get the answer from Power Converter.
1 ton (refrigeration)
12000 Btu,h
1 Btu,h
0.0001 ton (refrigeration)
Example: convert 15 ton (refrigeration) to Btu,h:
15 ton (refrigeration)
12000 Btu,h
18000e+1 Btu,h

How many tons (refrigeration) in Btu (IT)/hour

Ton (refrigeration) to Btu,h are height elements for the cooling ability of air conditioning and refrigeration techniques. For illustration, a system rated at 2,000 Btu is analogous to 2 t. These divisions are employed to determine the cooling capability of systems.

ton (refrigeration) Btu (IT)/hour (Btu,h)
0.01 ton (refrigeration) 120 Btu,h
0.1 ton (refrigeration) 1200 Btu,h
1 ton (refrigeration) 12000 Btu,h
2 ton (refrigeration) 24000 Btu,h
3 ton (refrigeration) 36000 Btu,h
5 ton (refrigeration) 60000 Btu,h
10 ton (refrigeration) 120000 Btu,h
20 ton (refrigeration) 240000 Btu,h
50 ton (refrigeration) 600000 Btu,h
100 ton (refrigeration) 1200000 Btu,h
1000 ton (refrigeration) 12000000 Btu,h

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