# Refrigeration tons to BTU per hour conversion

Refrigeration tons (RT) to BTU per hour (BTU/hr) conversion calculator and how to convert.

## Tons to BTU/hr conversion calculator

Enter the power in refrigeration tons and press the Convert button:

 Enter power in refrigeration tons: RT Result in BTU/hr: BTU/hr

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#### (RT) to BTU per hour

A ton of refrigeration (RT) is a unit of power. It is defined as the power required to melt or freeze 2000 pounds, also known as one short ton, of ice per day. The ton is more often a unit of mass. A ton of refrigeration is approximately equal to 12,000 BTU/h or 3.5 kW.

The British thermal unit per hour (symbol: Btu/h) is a United States customary system unit of power. This unit is often abbreviated as simply "Btu," which is the same abbreviation used for British thermal units, a measurement of heat. One watt, the International System of Units derived unit of power, is equal to approximately 3.41214 Btu/h.

#### How to convert tons to BTU/hr

One refrigeration ton is equal to 12000 BTUs per hour:

1 RT = 12000 BTU/hr

One BTU per hour is equal to 8.33333×10-5 refrigeration ton:

1 BTU/hr = 8.33333×10-5 RT

So the power P in BTUs per hour (BTU/hr) is equal to 12000 times the power P in refrigeration tons (RT):

P(BTU/hr) = 12000 × P(RT)

#### Example

Convert 2 RT to BTU/hr:

P(BTU/hr) = 12000 × 2 RT = 24000 BTU/hr

#### Tons to BTU/hr conversion table

Power (tons) Power (BTU/hr)
0.1 RT 1200 BTU/hr
0.2 RT 2400 BTU/hr
0.3 RT 3600 BTU/hr
0.4 RT 4800 BTU/hr
0.5 RT 6000 BTU/hr
0.6 RT 7200 BTU/hr
0.7 RT 8400 BTU/hr
0.8 RT 9600 BTU/hr
0.9 RT 10800 BTU/hr
1 RT 12000 BTU/hr
2 RT 24000 BTU/hr
3 RT 36000 BTU/hr
4 RT 48000 BTU/hr
5 RT 60000 BTU/hr

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