To convert cubic feet per second (cfs) to kiloliters per hour (kL/h), you can follow a conversion process that involves two steps: converting cubic feet to liters and then converting seconds to hours.
Conversion from cubic feet to liters:
Conversion from seconds to hours:
Now, putting it all together, you can convert cubic feet per second to kiloliters per hour:
$\text{Kiloliters per hour (kL/h)} = \text{Cubic feet per second (cfs)} \times 28.3168 \text{ liters/cubic foot} \times \frac{1 \text{ kL}}{1000 \text{ liters}} \times 3600 \text{ seconds/hour}$
Simplifying the equation, we get:
$\text{Kiloliters per hour (kL/h)} = \text{Cubic feet per second (cfs)} \times 28.3168 \times \frac{3600}{1000}$
Calculating the constants:
$28.3168 \times \frac{3600}{1000} \approx 101.43$
Thus, the conversion equation simplifies to:
$\text{Kiloliters per hour (kL/h)} = \text{Cubic feet per second (cfs)} \times 101.43$
Convert 1 cfs to kL/h: $1 \text{ cfs} \times 101.43 \approx 101.43 \text{ kL/h}$
Convert 5 cfs to kL/h: $5 \text{ cfs} \times 101.43 \approx 507.15 \text{ kL/h}$
Convert 10 cfs to kL/h: $10 \text{ cfs} \times 101.43 \approx 1014.3 \text{ kL/h}$
Small Stream: A small creek might have a flow rate of approximately 1 cfs. This flow could support small wildlife and vegetation along its banks.
Residential Water Use: A residential water supply could average about 2-3 cfs. This is sufficient to meet the demands of several households in a suburban area.
Firefighting: Fire hoses can deliver water at rates of 200-400 gallons per minute, which converts to roughly 0.45 to 0.9 cfs. This is vital during firefighting operations to manage flames effectively.
Irrigation Systems: Agricultural irrigation systems may operate at flow rates of several cfs, depending on the types of crops and water conservation efforts (e.g., 5 to 15 cfs for larger fields).
By understanding this conversion process, you can effectively translate between cubic feet per second and kiloliters per hour, making it easier to apply this knowledge to various practical situations.
See below section for step by step unit conversion with formulas and explanations. Please refer to the table below for a list of all the Kilolitres per hour to other unit conversions.
Cubic feet per second measures amount of fluid passes though a cross-sectional area. In short, it measures flow rate.
Flow rate can be calculated using following formula. Please note that $t$ is in seconds and $Q$'s unit of measure is ft^3/s.
$Q = \frac{V}{t} = \frac{A*d}{t}$
$Q$ - Flow rate
$V$ - Volume (Cubic feet)
$t$ - Time in second
$A$ - Cross-sectional area
$d$ - Distance the fluid traveled during the time $t$
For more in-depth understanding of the flow rate read Flow Rate and Its Relation to Velocity from LibreTexts Physics website.
A nice question about units of measurement!
Kilolitre (kL) is a unit of volume, equal to 1,000 litres. So, kilolitres per hour (kL/h or kL/hr) is a unit of volumetric flow rate.
To put it simply, kilolitres per hour measures the amount of liquid (such as water, oil, or any other fluid) that flows through a pipe or system in one hour. The value represents the volume of liquid passing through the system, not its mass or weight.
Here's an example to illustrate this:
Convert 1 ft3/s to other units | Result |
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Cubic feet per second to Cubic Millimeters per second (ft3/s to mm3/s) | 28316831.998814505 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic Centimeters per second (ft3/s to cm3/s) | 28316.8319988145 |
Cubic feet per second to Millilitres per second (ft3/s to ml/s) | 28316.8319988145 |
Cubic feet per second to Centilitres per second (ft3/s to cl/s) | 2831.6831998814505 |
Cubic feet per second to Decilitres per second (ft3/s to dl/s) | 283.168319988145 |
Cubic feet per second to Litres per second (ft3/s to l/s) | 28.316831998814504 |
Cubic feet per second to Litres per minute (ft3/s to l/min) | 1699.0099199288702 |
Cubic feet per second to Litres per hour (ft3/s to l/h) | 101940.59519573221 |
Cubic feet per second to Kilolitres per second (ft3/s to kl/s) | 0.028316831998814504 |
Cubic feet per second to Kilolitres per minute (ft3/s to kl/min) | 1.6990099199288702 |
Cubic feet per second to Kilolitres per hour (ft3/s to kl/h) | 101.94059519573221 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic meters per second (ft3/s to m3/s) | 0.028316831998814504 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic meters per minute (ft3/s to m3/min) | 1.6990099199288702 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic meters per hour (ft3/s to m3/h) | 101.94059519573221 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic kilometers per second (ft3/s to km3/s) | 2.8316831998814504e-11 |
Cubic feet per second to Teaspoons per second (ft3/s to tsp/s) | 5745.036 |
Cubic feet per second to Tablespoons per second (ft3/s to Tbs/s) | 1915.012 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic inches per second (ft3/s to in3/s) | 1728.0070744076086 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic inches per minute (ft3/s to in3/min) | 103680.42446445652 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic inches per hour (ft3/s to in3/h) | 6220825.467867391 |
Cubic feet per second to Fluid Ounces per second (ft3/s to fl-oz/s) | 957.506 |
Cubic feet per second to Fluid Ounces per minute (ft3/s to fl-oz/min) | 57450.36 |
Cubic feet per second to Fluid Ounces per hour (ft3/s to fl-oz/h) | 3447021.6 |
Cubic feet per second to Cups per second (ft3/s to cup/s) | 119.68825 |
Cubic feet per second to Pints per second (ft3/s to pnt/s) | 59.844125 |
Cubic feet per second to Pints per minute (ft3/s to pnt/min) | 3590.6475 |
Cubic feet per second to Pints per hour (ft3/s to pnt/h) | 215438.85 |
Cubic feet per second to Quarts per second (ft3/s to qt/s) | 29.9220625 |
Cubic feet per second to Gallons per second (ft3/s to gal/s) | 7.480515625 |
Cubic feet per second to Gallons per minute (ft3/s to gal/min) | 448.8309375 |
Cubic feet per second to Gallons per hour (ft3/s to gal/h) | 26929.85625 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic feet per minute (ft3/s to ft3/min) | 60 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic feet per hour (ft3/s to ft3/h) | 3599.9999999999995 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic yards per second (ft3/s to yd3/s) | 0.03703698259756234 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic yards per minute (ft3/s to yd3/min) | 2.2222189558537404 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic yards per hour (ft3/s to yd3/h) | 133.33313735122442 |