[Tagging] Fire hydrants vs suction_point

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Aug 28 00:13:31 UTC 2017


On 28-Aug-17 09:06 AM, Richard Welty wrote:
> On 8/27/17 6:59 PM, Dave Swarthout wrote:
>> I can respond to tell you what seems most familiar to me, a native
>> American English speaker: flow_rate in gallons/sec or per minute. Now,
>> that being said, I am all in favor of avoiding the archaic system we
>> still use in the U.S. and using a default flow_rate in cubic
>> meters/second (or per minute) or alternatively cubic centimeters/sec
>> (cc/sec).
> default to SI units is fine. local units should be permissable.
>
> richard
>

The problem with gallons .. there are 2 of them!

US and UK ... about 0.5 litres difference between them ..the US one is 
smaller.

So if someone says 'gallons' .. you have to look at where they are (and 
hopefully they are not a tourist/immigrant).





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