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This conversion is very simple : and is 1 ton = 12,000 BTU/hour.

So if you have a 3 ton of refrigeration you have 36,000 BTU/hour.

In addition, I want to add that in some large Data Centers, there is a movement from BTU to kW of power used by equipment. This is probably driving the Tons/kW question that the HVAC engineers are telling people cannot be solved.

1 Ton of cooling will eliminate 12,000 BTU/hr of heat.

12,000 BTU/hr will be produced by 3.516 kW of power used by equipment.

1 Ton of cooling will then handle 3.516 kW of equipment load based heat exhaust.

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A BTU is a measure of heat energy, while a ton is a measure of weight. Unless you're looking for the number of BTUs a ton of a particular fuel will produce, the two are not comparable.

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