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# How many Litres in a barrel of jet fuel

29th May 2008, 15:59

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How many Litres in a barrel of jet fuel

How many Litres in a barrel of jet fuel
Barrel of crude oil = 158litres
Obviously they are different but by how much?
29th May 2008, 16:05

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There are 42 gallons of products in one barrel of crude.
While oil from various regions have varying properties, on average, a barrel of crude contains about 19.4 gallons of gasoline, 8.9 gallons of fuel oil (used for home heating oil, diesel fuel, and commercial fuel oil), 4.2 gallons of jet fuel, 2.7 gallons of resid (used as industrial fuel), 2.0 gallons of still gas (used for marine transportation or power), 1.8 gallons of coke (mostly exported as industrial fuel), 1.8 gallons of liquefied gas (think propane, butane, etc.), 1.4 gallons of petrochemical feedstock, 1.3 gallons of asphalt, 0.5 gallons of lubricants, and 0.3 gallons of others.
The total of these products is 2.3 gallons more than 42, due to reprocessing.

I believe US gallons are quoted here.
30th May 2008, 01:10

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Could it be the old 44 gallon drum?
Now how many of these are consumed every day around the world?
30th May 2008, 07:04

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I am led to believe (so please don't flame me if it's not true!), that:

44 imp gallons = 55 US gallons = 205 litres = 1 barrel

Yes, it's the good old "44".

BTW, 205 litres of unleaded cost (at todays price) \$A327.59 (\$A1.598/litre).

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30th May 2008, 07:15

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From Wikipedia;

Oil barrel: 42 US gallons, 158.9873 litres, or 34.9723 Imperial (UK) gallons.
5th Sep 2017, 09:30

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Aviation fuel

(1) How many Litres of aviation fuel in a barrel.

(2) what is the weight(kilograms) of aviation fuel per barrel.
5th Sep 2017, 12:45

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No one has asked yet.................where do they put all the empty barrels.

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5th Sep 2017, 12:49
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A barrel (drum) of jet fuel has 200 usable litres (unless you pick it up and tip it in).

I have pumped many drums into Hueys while standing ankle deep in water. A whale gusher pump takes a long time to empty a drum
5th Sep 2017, 23:01

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Avtrician, how many diaphragms did you burst on the Gusher by trying to go faster than 1 pump every 2 seconds?
6th Sep 2017, 07:39

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6th Sep 2017, 10:35

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from memory, jet A1 and Avgas are always supplied in brand new barrels (also lube oil). the used drums go to a criminal organisation called drum reconditioners. they are then repainted "reconditioned" and sold back to oil companies for use for less critical drum stock.
6th Sep 2017, 14:03

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Barrel is a measure for crude oil 42 US Gal. It can be a container for beer, wine and spirits.

Drums are the containers for the carriage of Avgas, Avtur, Petrol, Diesel, Lube Oil. A drum nominally contains 44 Imp Gal, 55 US Gal or 200 Litres.

I have never heard a 44 referred to as a "barrel"
6th Sep 2017, 14:31

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Originally Posted by 601
I have never heard a 44 referred to as a "barrel"
That's because yer don't hang out with the Melbourne toffs...

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6th Sep 2017, 14:43

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Barrel (bbl) equals US Barrel and is a recognised unit of volume of US origin and primarily used in the Oil industry, as a unit of volume it is usually referenced to 60*Fahreneit equal to 42 US gallons which is equal 34.9723 Imp gallons or 158.9873 litres both referenced to 15*C
For practical purposes the above are 'accountancy' terms and there is no recognised container for a 'Barrel'

The physical Oil Drum (in some areas incorrectly referred to as a barrel) is a common means of storing/delivering liquid products and typically holds 44 Imperial gallons at 15*C equal to 200 litres at 15*C or 52.804 US gallons at 60*F

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6th Sep 2017, 17:25

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wouldn't this depend on the specific gravity? get the crp out ...
6th Sep 2017, 18:34

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Not specific gravity related, because a litre is volume measurement, not weight.
6th Sep 2017, 19:21

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I know some confusion where I'm located is that the local word for both barrel and drum is the same.
7th Sep 2017, 12:36

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That drum or barrel if you wish to call it can hold +217 litres of liquid in this case Avgas (but that's not relevant as it is just any liquid)

This was at about 30 degrees C.
7th Sep 2017, 22:47

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Ever wonder why we picked 44 gallons?

Hints : WW2 and American 50 gallon drums.
8th Sep 2017, 10:31
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Ascend Charlie,

how many diaphragms did you burst on the Gusher by trying to go faster than 1 pump every 2 seconds?
I haven't popped a diaphragm, but it used to squirt out the sides some times. Thought I might bust something in me a time or two..