What is BTU?

  • (noun): A unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at one atmosphere pressure; equivalent to 251.997 calories.
    Synonyms: British thermal unit, B.Th.U.

Some articles on btu:

BTU (disambiguation)
... BTU is an acronym referring to the British thermal unit BTU may also refer to Bathurst Trade Union, the first trade union organization in Bathurst in The Gambia Benzylthiouracil, a pharmaceutical compound "BT-U", a ...
Bathurst Trade Union
... Small became the chairman of BTU ... In October the same year the BTU was joined by other craftsmen associations ... BTU received support from the British Labour Research Department and the British section of the League against Imperialism ...
Miles Per Gallon Gasoline Equivalent - Description
... The energy obtainable from burning one US gallon is 115,000 BTU (34 kWh) ... Thus one mile per gallon gasoline equivalent is equal to 115,000 BTU per mile ... by one of the following factors to obtain other units 1 MPGe = 8.55 miles/ million BTU ≈ 0.0292 miles/kW·h ≈ 0.0182 km/kW·h ≈ 0.005 km/MJ ...
Low-energy Building - National Standards - Europe
... for space heating annually (50 kWh/m²a or 15,850 Btu/ft²/yr) ... connection with the MINERGIE standard (42 kWh/m²a or 13,300 Btu/ft²/yr) or the Minergie-P (equivalent to the Passivhaus) ... some other European countries, has a maximum space heating requirement of 15 kWh/m²a or 4,755 Btu/ft²/yr ...
Firelog
... renewable firelogs as they do not contain paraffin waxes Energy content comparison Firewood 6400 BTU/lb 14.9 MJ/kg Extruded firelog 1500 BTU/lb 3.4 MJ/kg Compressed firelog 8500 ...