Barrel (US fluid) conversions

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What is barrel (US fluid)?

The US fluid barrel (or barrel (US fluid)) is a unit of volume in the US customary system of units equal to 0.119240471 cubic meters (1 fl bl = 0.119240471 m³), the derived unit of volume in the International System of Units (SI). It is also equal to 119,240.471 cubic centimeters (cm³), or 1.19240471x10-4 cubic decameters (dam³) or 1.19240471x10-10 cubic kilometers (km³) (units of volume in the SI), or 119.240471 liters (L), or 11.9240471 decaliters (daL), or 1.19240471 hectoliters (hL) or 0.119240471 kiloliters (kL), which are units of volume in the metric system.

The barrel definition varies depending on the system of units used, as follows:

  • The US fluid barrel or barrel (US fluid), equal to 31.5 US liquid gallons or 0.119240471 cubic meters
  • The US dry barrel or barrel (US dry), equal to 26.25 US dry gallons or 0.115628199 cubic meters
  • The Imperial barrel or barrel (UK), equal to 36 UK gallons or 0.16365924 cubic meters
  • The petroleum barrel or barrel (oil), equal to 42 US liquid gallons or 0.158987295 cubic meters

Note:
The US fluid barrel varies between 31 and 42 US liquid gallons depending on the type of fluid measured. For most fluids (except oil), one US fluid barrel equals 31.5 US liquid gallons. A US beer barrel equals 31 US liquid gallons.

Symbol:

fl bl

Plural:

barrels (US fluid)

Also known as:

barrel (US fluid) (plural: barrels (US fluid))

Barrel (US fluid) conversions: quick access

A compehensive list with conversions from barrels (US fluid) to other (metric, imperial, or customary) volume measurement units is shown below.