# Cubic foot

The **cubic foot** is an imperial and US customary (non-metric) unit of volume, used in the United States, and partially in Canada, and the United Kingdom. It is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of one foot (0.3048 m) in length. Its volume is 28.3168 liters or about ^{1}⁄_{35} of a cubic meter.

A cubic foot of water weighs 62 pounds (28 kg).

## Conversions

1 cubic foot | = 1728 cubic inches | |

= ^{1}⁄_{27} of a cubic yard | ||

≈ 037037037037 cu 0.037 yd | ||

= 316846592 0.028cubic meters | ||

= 846592 28.316liters | ||

= ^{576}⁄_{77} US fluid gallons | ||

= ^{1728}⁄_{231} US fl gal | ||

≈ 51948 US fl gal 7.480 | ||

= ^{7004737280000000000♠73728}⁄_{77} US fluid ounces | ||

≈ 49350 US fl oz 957.506 | ||

≈ 83546 imperial gallons 6.228 | ||

≈ 67 imperial fluid ounces 996.613 | ||

≈ 563913 US 0.803bushels | ||

≈ 1076 oil 0.178barrel |

## Symbols

There are no universally agreed abbreviations, but the following are used:

- cubic feet, cubic foot, cubic ft, cu ft, cuft, cu.ft, cb ft, cbft, cb.ft, cbf, cu feet, cu foot, ft
^{3}, feet^{3}, foot^{3}, feet/-3, foot/-3, ft/-3 ft - CCF for 100 cubic feet (C denotes
*centum*, hundred. Also HCF where H stands for hundred. Used in the billing of natural gas and water delivered to households.) - MCF for 1000 cubic feet (M denotes
*mil*, thousand) - MMCF for 1000000 cubic feet (28000 m
^{3}) - MMCFD for millions of cubic feet per day.
^{[1]} - BCF for a billion cubic feet
^{[2]} - TCF for a trillion cubic feet.
^{[1]}^{[2]} - TMC for thousand million cubic feet (usually used for referring to storage capacity and actual storage volume of storage dams)

## Cubic foot per second

There is no universally agreed symbol but the following are used.

- ft
^{3}/s - cu ft/s
- cfs
- ft^3/sec
- ft
^{3}/sec - cusec
- ft^3/s

## Cubic foot per minute

There is no universally agreed symbol but the following are used.

- ft
^{3}/min - CFPM
- CFM

## Standard cubic foot

A standard cubic foot (abbreviated **scf**) is a measure of quantity of gas, sometimes but not always defined in terms of standard temperature and pressure as a cubic foot of volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15.56 °C; 288.71 K) and 14.7 pounds per square inch (PSI) (1.01 bar; 101.35 kPa) of pressure.

## See also

- Board foot
- Conversion of units
- Cord
- Cube (arithmetic), cube root
- Orders of magnitude (volume) for a comparison with other volumes
- Square foot
- Therm, a unit of natural gas approximately equal to 100 cubic feet

## Notes

- 1 2 Used in the oil and gas industry.
- 1 2 The terms
*billion*and*trillion*as used here refer to the short scale definitions, 10^{9}and 10^{12}respectively.