Although you must use metric measurements in the England, Scotland or Wales (grams, kilograms, millilitres or litres), it is the law when selling package and loose goods, many people think in the older imperial system (ounces, pounds, inches and pints). Northern Ireland is different. The good news is that you can still buy milk, beer and cider in pints and if you deal in precious metals you can use troy ounces. If you want to include the imperial measurement on your packaging you can do but it needs to be less noticeable than the metric.
On this page you can convert all sorts on measurements from metric to imperial and back again. Enter the amount in the highlighted box and the click on the = sign to convert.
The temperature scales measure the heat present in a substance or object.
Five interesting temperature facts
Sound moves slower at lower temperatures and faster at higher temperatures.
At -25°C sounds moved at just 315 metres per second but at +35°C
sounds move at 351 metres per second.
Temperatures are not only measured in centigrade and Fahrenheit.
There are also the scales of Kelvin, Rankine, Delisle, Newton, Reaumur
0 K (Kelvin) is absolute zero, (not something you want to be around
to measure). The scale was created by Belfast born, Lord Kelvin.
The Fahrenheit scale was first proposed back in 1724 by Daniel
Gabriel Fahrenheit. It is not commonly used in the UK any more but
it is still used in the United States.
Although a lot of people in the UK still use the term centigrade,
as we have here, back in 1948 (because of international confusion)
it was agreed that we would all use Celsius. The scale was firstly
created by Andres Celsius back in 1742, although in reverse.
If you raise the temperature of a substance above its freezing point, it will become a liquid. The pouring temperature will be slightly higher.
Water = 0
Salt water (35 salinity) = -2
Soy Container Wax = 46
Palm wax = 58
Paraffin wax = 54
Soy Pillar Wax = 61
Beeswax = 62
Tin = 231
Cadmium = 321
Lead = 327
Zinc = 419
Antimony = 630
Aluminium = 660
Sliver = 961
Gold = 1064
Copper = 1084
Palladium = 1554
Platinum = 1772
A three-dimensional measure of the space inside a container or the amount of a substance.