Conversion from Baume to S.G.
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Hi,
Would someone tell me the formula for conversion from degree baume to specific gravity?
Thanks and Best Regards,
K F Quan China
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SG= 145/ (145Be)


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I have a similar formula, but as follows: Sp.gr. = 146/ (146  Be) Note that this is only accurate at 20 deg. C. The result from my formula will be slightly more accurate according to the published data from our sulfuric acid supplier, for these two related values. (Splitting hairs here.) Some hydrometers are graduated in either scale.
W. Carl Erickson Rome, New York
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According to the CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics [link is to info about book at Amazon] of Chemistry and Physics, 145 is the correct number to use in the formulas already mentioned.
Jon Barrows, MSF, EHSSC Springfield, Missouri 
July 8, 2008
Sir please explain the detail of the formula you have mentioned. What is 145 and how it is come.
Regards. Please also tell me detail theory of degree twadel and baume.
If you can provide a table of baume conversion I would be thankful to you
Regards
Raza
employee  Karachi, Pakistan
July 29, 2008
Hi there,
Here is the full conversion calculation,
SG = 141.5/(131.5+API) for oils
SG = 140/(130+deg Baume)  for liqd lighter than water
SG =145/(145deg Baume)  for liqd heavier than water
best wishes,
 Kuwait  Arabian Gulf
I totally agree with Mr. Ahmed AlTerkait.
But an educated Engineer should know there is no A R A B I A N Gulf in the world! it is always PERSIAN GULF and your money can't change the historical name which is far older than arabian countries like yours opinion!
 Tehran Iran (North of Persian Gulf)
October 28, 2008
What is 145 exactly, where did they base it?
Lawrence Rivers San Carlos, Phil