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Version date:2013-02-22


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gallon (US)
1 gal (US) = 231 in^3 = 3,785412 dm^3 = 0,832674 gal (UK)
[ISO 31-01:1992.1-06.A.h]

A gallon is a measure of volume. It is in current use in the United States and still has limited use in many other English-speaking countries. Historically the gallon has had many different definitions, but there are three definitions in current use. These are the U.S. liquid gallon, the U.S. dry gallon and the Imperial (UK) gallon. - U.S. liquid gallon is legally defined as 231 cubic inches, and is equal to (exactly) 3.785411784 litres (1 L = 10^-3 m3) or about 0.13368 cubic feet. This is the most common definition of a gallon in the United States. The U.S. fluid ounce is defined as 1/128 of a U.S. gallon. - U.S. dry gallon is one-eighth of a U.S. Winchester bushel of 2150.42 cubic inches, thus 268.8025 cubic inches (exactly) or 4.40488377086 litres (exactly). The U.S. dry gallon is less commonly used, and is not listed in the relevant statute, which jumps from the dry quart to the peck. - Imperial (UK) gallon is legally defined as 4.54609 litres. This definition is used in Commonwealth countries and Ireland, and is based on the volume of 10 pounds of water at 62 °F. (A U.S. liquid gallon of water weighs about 8.33 pounds at the same temperature.) The Imperial fluid ounce is defined as 1/160 of an Imperial gallon.
[Wikipedia (En)]

Een gallon (afgekort gal) is een Angelsaksische inhoudsmaat. In het Verenigd Koninkrijk staat de imperial gallon voor 4,546 liter, in de Verenigde Staten is een US gallon 3,785 liter. Bij goede benadering zijn 6 Amerikaanse gallons gelijk aan 5 Britse gallons.
[Wikipedia (Nl)]