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Mass, density or weight of Ammonium Nitrate, Ammonium Sulphate, Asbestos, Asbestos rock, Ashes, Bauxite, Bricks, Cement, Cement clinker, Chalk, Clay, Coal, anthracite, Coke,

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wet Concrete, Copper ore, Dolomite, Earth common loam, Feldspar, Flint, silica, Flour, Flue dust, Fluorspar, Fullers Earth, Glass - broken or cullet, Granite, Gravel, Gypsum,

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The mass of over 300 different 'dry' materials are listed below. Liquids, metals and woods are on other pages and a site search facility is on the home page. While the data is useful for the design and selection of bulk materials handling plant, bulk transport and packaging, individual samples will differ. Moisture content will have a marked influence. As 1000kg of pure water = 1 cubic metre, those materials under 1000kg/cu.m will float; more dense will sink ie. those materials with a specific gravity more than 1. Pure water was chosen as the 'base line' for specific gravity and given the value of 1. The specific gravity of all other materials are compared to water as a fraction heavier or lighter density. For example, ammonium nitrate ha a specific gravity (sg) of 0.73 while dry ammonium sulphate has a sg of 1.13 (1130 kilograms/cubic metre) (see table below) As specific gravity is just a comparison, it can be applied across any units. The density of pure water is also 62.4 lbs/cu.ft (pounds per cubic foot) and if we know that ammonium nitrate has a sg of 0.73 then we can calculate tha its density is 0.73 x 62.4 = 45.552 lbs/cu.ft. Note, kg/cu.m divided by 16.02 = lbs/cu.ft [ back to conversion home page ] [ density of liquids ] [ density of water ] [ density of metals ] [ density of woods ]
Grain, Maize, Barley, Kaffir Corn, millet, Wheat, Iron ore, Iron Pyrites, Iron sulphate, Lead, steel, cast iron, Lignite, quick Lime, Limestone, Magnesium sulphate, Magnesium oxide, Marble, Mica, Molybdenum ore, Nickel ore, Peat, Peanuts, Phosphate, Platinum ore, Potash ore, Pyrites, Quartz, soft Rock, Salt, Sand and gravel, Sand, Sandstone, Sawdust, Shale, oyster Shells, Sinter, Slag, Slate, Soap, Soapstone talc, Soda ash, Soy beans, Sugar, Sulphur, Wood chips, Hard Wood, Soft Wood, Zinc ore.

Material - powder, ore, solids, etc.
Alfalfa, ground Alum, lumpy Alum, pulverized Alumina Aluminum, oxide Ammonia gas Ammonium Nitrate Ammonium Sulphate - dry Ammonium Sulphate - wet Andesite, solid Antimony, cast Apples Arsenic Asbestos - shredded Asbestos rock Ashes - wet Ashes - dry Asphalt, crushed

kg/cu.m.
256 881 753 961 1522 0.77 730 1130 1290 2771 6696 641 5671 320- 400 1600 730- 890 570- 650 721

http://www.simetric.co.uk/si_materials.htm

17-08-2004

Portland Cement.25 689 1290-1540 1506 2162 1442 Density. mortar Cement. solid Baking powder Barium Bark. "Heavy" Liquids. crushed Basalt. common red Brick. pulverized Borax. fine Bran Brewers grain Brick. Density or Specific Gravity of Bulk Materials Page 2 of 10 Ads by Google Babbitt Bagasse Bakelite.Cargille. solid Bauxite. Beads Specific Gravity www. silica Brick. broken Basalt. cocoa Beans. castor Beans. Weight. chrome Brick.mcltek.co.Com Alumina at Intl Ceramics Alumina Products (up to 99.clinker Cement.98 1. slurry 7272 120 1362 721 3780 240 609 2883 1954 3011 1281 577 593 801 721 961 721 593 689 9787 881 849 256 432 1922 2403 2050 2803 2563 657 865 8650 1201 1442 2146 80 1. navy Beans.com http://www. soy Beeswax Beets Bentonite Bicarbonate of soda Bismuth Bones.uk/si_materials.com Alumina Substrate High-density chip scale packaging Patented metal substrate technology www.simetric. solid Carbon.com Alumina High quality pressed Alumina at bottom line prices www. wood refuse Barley Barite. powdered Carbon dioxide Carbon monoxide Cardboard Cement . Sink-Floats.intlceramics.feldinternational. magnesia Buckwheat Butter Cadmium Calcium carbide Caliche Carbon.htm 17-08-2004 .Mass. fire clay Brick. crushed Beans.8% pure) Prototype to Production Quantities www.

solid Coal. Asphalt Concrete.uk/si_materials. ground Copra. expeller cake ground Copra. medium size Copra. grits Cottonseed. fresh beans Coffee. shelled Corn. Weight. Bituminous.650 2243 2403 2371 1940-2590 3604 529 641 513 465 240 160 721 721 673 561 http://www. meal Coconut. Coal. Density or Specific Gravity of Bulk Materials Page 3 of 10 Chalk. fine Charcoal Chloroform Chocolate. broken Coal. lumpy Chalk. shredded Coffee. meal. ash Clay. dry. dry lump Clay. ground Corn.co. expeller cake chopped Cork.simetric. broken Cobaltite ( cobolt ore ) Coconut. Anthracite. Anthracite. on the cob Corn. flake Chromium Chromium ore Cinders. compacted Clover seed Coal. Bituminous. solid Coal. fire Clay. powder Chromic acid. Limestone with Portland Copper ore Copper sulfate. solid Chalk. dry excavated Clay.htm 17-08-2004 . de-linted 2499 1442 1121 208 1522 641 1201 6856 2162 913 641 1089 1826 1073 1362 1602 1746 769 1506 1105 1346 833 6295 513 352 561 432 570. roast beans Coke Concrete.Mass. wet excavated Clay. ground Copra. Gravel Concrete. solid Cork. furnace Cinders. wet lump Clay.

packed Earth. wet. pulverized Fullers Earth . bed in place Gneiss.simetric. excavated Earth. wheat Flue dust Fluorspar.htm 17-08-2004 . pulverized Fertilizer.uk/si_materials. Weight. loam. lumps Fluorspar.730 7400 . Density or Specific Gravity of Bulk Materials Page 4 of 10 Cottonseed. not de-linted Cottonseed. dry. lumpy Cottonseed. cake. Fullers. household rubbish Glass . meal Cottonseed. solid Feldspar.7600 481 1290-1940 2579 561 641 625 2867 1858 http://www. hulls Cottonseed. acid phosphate Fish. meats Cottonwood Cryolite Cullet Culm Dolomite.Mass. whole Flint . flaked Glue.raw or burnt Galena ( lead ore ) Garbage. window Glue.co. pulverized Dolomite. broken 320 673 192 593 641 416 1602 1602 753 2899 737 1522 1249 1442 1602 2002 1730 1522 673 4005 737 2563 1233 961 721 593 721 1390 593 1450-2020 3204 1602 1442 570. powdered Gluten. excavated Earth. raw Emery Ether Feldspar. soft loose mud Earth. solid Fluorspar. solid Dolomite.broken or cullet Glass. dry. dense Earth. scrap Fish. moist. excavated Earth. meal Flaxseed. meal Gneiss. animal. lumpy Earth. vegetable.silica Flour.

800 1522 1922 1682 2002 3890 .simetric.5205 3395 . hydrated 2691 1650 641 760 600 760.wet Ivory Kaolin.Mass. natural Gravel.Maize Grain . loose.co.Barley Grain . crushed Gypsum. broken Gypsum.Millet Grain . solid Granite. crushed Ilmenite Iridium Iron ore .Wheat Gravel.6400 2787 1290-1600 1602 1121 2323 1506 5095 . fine Lime.pickling tank . stone.see metals table Iron oxide pigment Iron Pyrites Iron sulphate . wet 1/4 to 2 inch Gummite ( uranium ore ) Gypsum. lump Lime. stone. Weight. pulverized Halite (salt). lump Lime.see metals table Lead.800 780.pickling tank . solid Halite (salt). flake Grain . rolled . broken Hematite ( iron ore ) Hemimorphite ( zinc ore ) Hydrochloric acid 40% Ice.crushed .htm 17-08-2004 . dry 1/4 to 2 inch Gravel. large Lime. white pigment Leather Lignite.3490 1201 919 593 2307 22154 2100-2900 400 2400 1200 1290 1842 1025 352 11389 3684 4085 945 801 849 1201 2691 1538 481 http://www.uk/si_materials. pulverized Lead. solid Gypsum. with sand. dry Gravel. green crushed Kaolin. dry Lime.dry Iron sulphate . broken Graphite. solid Ice. red Lead. quick. Density or Specific Gravity of Bulk Materials Page 5 of 10 Granite. quick.

43 http://www. solid Marble.26 705 432 304 785 942 881 1. red Oats Oats. wet Mud. Weight.flake Mica . linseed Oil. fluid Nickel ore Nickel. excavated Mica. rolled Oil cake Oil. meal Locust. solid ( iron ore ) Magnetite. wet. broken Mica . dry Magnesite. solid Mica. petroleum Oxygen 1540 3796 2467 2611 1554 1394 753 513 705 3011 1940 1121 5046 3284 3750 . whole Linseed. broken Marl. broken Limestone. solid Magnesium oxide Magnesium sulphate. Density or Specific Gravity of Bulk Materials Page 6 of 10 Lime.uk/si_materials. 91% Nitrogen Oak. broken Limestone.Mass. solid Manganese oxide Manure Marble. crystal Magnetite.co. powdered Molybdenum ore Mortar. pulverized Linseed. packed Mud. rolled Nickel silver Nitric acid. solid Limonite.3960 336 7609 1922 400 2563 1570 2243 2883 1602 520 986 449 1600 2403 1906 1730 1600 8666 8442 1506 1. wet or mortar Limonite.powder Milk.htm 17-08-2004 . solid Limestone.simetric. broken Malachite ( copper ore ) Malt Manganese.

loose 849 1201 641 272 400 801 1121 753 1762 2339 1153 849 2600 2403 2547 1650 1281 2002 769 641 2400 . ground Paper.co. wet Sand. Density or Specific Gravity of Bulk Materials Page 7 of 10 Oyster shells.excavated with shovel Rosin Rubber. dry Peat. not shelled Peat. moist Peat.5015 2643 1554 1201 561 753 577 689 1602 1600-1780 1073 945 1522 481 705 1442 801 1201 1201 1922 2082 1602 1442 http://www. course Salt. ground scrap Rye Salt cake Salt. packed Sand. wet Pecan wood Phosphate rock. stone Pyrite (fool's gold) Quartz. broken Phosphorus Pitch Plaster Platinum ore Porcelain Porphyry. rough Rice grits Rip-Rap Rock .htm 17-08-2004 . caoutchouc Rubber. solid Porphyry. crushed Rice. solid Quartz. Weight. wet. shelled Peanuts. lump Quartz sand Resin. dry Sand.uk/si_materials. manufactured Rubber. hulled Rice.soft . standard Peanuts.Mass. broken Potash Potassium chloride Potatoes. synthetic. fine Saltpeter Sand. white Pumice.simetric.

granulated Slate. sludge Shale. wet Sandstone. broken Shells .uk/si_materials. compacted Soap. pulverized Smithsonite ( zinc ore ) Snow. light Sodium Sodium Aluminate. heavy Soda Ash. powdered Stone. solid Slate. rammed Sand. dry Sugarbeet pulp. solid Slag. wet Sugarcane 1682 1922 1650 2020 2323 1370-1450 210 721 2675 1586 800 1600-2180 2114 1762 1185 961 2691 1290-1450 1362 4300 160 481 801 160 160 368 2400 1080 432 977 1153 1201 753 561 1602 2515 721 801 849 961 208 561 272 http://www. broken Slate. crushed. furn. powdered Sugar. generic) Sugar. chips Soap. crushed Stone (common.simetric. freshly fallen Snow.oyster Sinter Slag. ground Soy beans.htm 17-08-2004 . broken Slag. 1/4 inch Slag. Density or Specific Gravity of Bulk Materials Page 8 of 10 Sand. brown Sugar. solid Soap. powdered Soapstone talc Soda Ash. whole Starch.co. solid Shale.Mass. raw cane Sugarbeet pulp. ground Sodium Nitrate. dry Sand with Gravel. water filled Sand with Gravel. broken Sawdust Sewage. granulated Sugar. flakes Soap. Weight. solid Sandstone.

solid Trap rock.the prefix 'kilo' means '1. you will not find a conversion from pounds to metres . More information on the SI System (Le Système International d'Unités) base units and definitions. ground Tankage Tar Tobacco Trap rock. dry Water. pure Water.co. More prefixes can be found on another table. lump Sulphur. solid Talc. If accuracy is critical beware of old versions of MS Excel which had problems rounding off numbers. sea (see liquids table) Wheat Wheat. broken Tanbark. solid Sulphur.000 metres [or about 1. black. broken Turf Turpentine Walnut.uk/si_materials. cracked Wood chips . pulverized Taconite Talc.dry .Mass. et al. I have put a few in the tables because visitors have asked for them. length converted to length. Click here for Scientific. Technical & Medical Books last modified: 9th.see wood table Wool Zinc oxide goto top 2002 1314 961 2803 2691 1746 881 961 1153 320 2883 1746 400 865 609 1000 1026 769 673 240.000 grams in the same way as a kilometer is 1.simetric.520 1314 400 We have tried to be accurate with the above table but cannot be held responsible for in-accuracies. December 2003 http://www.000 yards in 'old money']. Density or Specific Gravity of Bulk Materials Page 9 of 10 Sulphur. You won't usually find a conversion from kilograms to grams .the basic units must remain the same .mass converted to mass. Likewise. One handy metric link between units to remember is that 1 Litre [1000cc] of pure water weighs 1 kilogram. Remember that you cannot create energy only convert it.htm 17-08-2004 . Go back to first principals and double check your calculations if the result is 'mission critical'.000' so a kilogram is in fact 1. Weight.

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