METRIC CONVERSIONS


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METRIC CONVERSIONS
METRIC CONVERSIONSThe modern metric system is given the official designation SI, translated from the French title Systeme International d’Unites given by the 11th General Conference on Weights and Measures. Its purpose has been to originate a coherent system of units selected from metric systems. It was finalized in its current form by an international agreement in 1960 and is the standard international language of measurement. The metric system has been mandated as the preferred system of measurement in the United States since the Metric Conversion Act was passed by Congress in 1975. This was further enhanced by an Executive Order in 1991 that required all government publications to be revised, and that a transition plan for conversion be adapted. All federal governme…
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Michael Frankel, CIPE, CPD,: Facilities Site Piping Systems Handbook. METRIC CONVERSIONS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export