METRIC CONVERSION TABLE 

FOR SAWMILLS - WOOD PROCESSING PLANTS

 

LOGS

AREA
1 CORD = 128 cu.ft. 1 ACRE =  0.405 hectare
  3.264 cu. metre piled 1 HECTARE = 2.471 acres
1 CU. METER = 0.276 cords 1 MILE = 1.609 Kilometre (km)
1 CORD WEIGHS = 2 - 2.5 metric tons 1 KILOMETRE = 0.621 Miles
  (softwood)    
1 CORD = approx 500fbm lumber    
       
LUMBER PRODUCTION SAMPLE
1 BOARD FOOT = 1/12 cu. ft. solid For European counterparts.
1 CU. METER = 427 fbm (board feet    
1 CU. METER = 35 cu. ft In North America the terminology fbm

(boardfeet is used to indicate lumber production capacity.

  0.28 cord
  0.36 cunits
1000 fbm abbreviated to mfbm

1000 fbm requires two cords raw material or 1.66 cunits.

1000 fbm abbreviates to MFbm and 1,000,000 to MMFbm. Eg. Production of 50,000,000 Fbm is abbreviated to 50 MMFbm

1000 fmb 2.34 cu. meter    
    50 MMFbm = 118,000 cu. metres
CHIPS 100 MMFbm = 236,000 cu. metres
1 UNIT = 200 cu. ft.    
  5.7 cu. metre (loosely packed) 30,000 cu. metres = 12.7 MMFbm
1 UNIT CHIPS = 80 cu. ft. solid wood 50,000 cu. metres = 21.2 MMFbm
1 CU. FT = 28 cu. cm 100,000 cu. metres = 42.4 MMFbm
1 CU. METRE = 0.175 unit

 

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