Learning one thing often leads to asking another question. Units and dimensions used to describe technical data and outputs often call for a comparative figure that help one’s understanding. For example, being told that a vehicle traveling 88 feet per second becomes clearer when told the vehicle is traveling 60 miles per hour.
Equivalencies from the System Internationale to the English System can be confounding for a person not using both on a daily basis. A desalination plant in Singapore using Komax mixers stated that with 4.2 kilowatt-hours of electricity, it can produce a cubic meter of water for $0.49. That says a kilowatt-hour of electricity costs about 12 cents in Singapore—comparable with the U.S. But what is a cubic meter (m3)? It is 35.28 cubic feet (ft3), which is still somewhat vague. A cubic foot of water weighs 62.4 pounds, so 2390 pounds of seawater can be desalinated for $0.49. Over a ton of water, the translation still begs for more. If a pint is a pound the world around, then a gallon is eight pounds and 2390 pounds translates very closely into 300 gallons or 60 5-gallon buckets. All this translates into quite a bit of water and with kudos to the mixers manufactured by Komax Systems,Inc.
Komax has placed a 96-inch diameter (app. a 25 ft.circumference) carbon steel static mixer in a Dekalb County, Georgia filter plant that has a flow rate of 150 mgd(or million gallons per day).
The Komax steam heater with no moving parts operates at a 99+ percent efficiency level,requiring no translation. Their 6-inch diameter in-line direct injection steam heater can heat a 6-foot by 6-foot x 20-foot tank containing 5000 gallons of water 60 degrees Fahrenheit in six minutes.