Globalization of Unit Conversion for Business and Pleasure

The rapid rate of expansion of cooperation in global markets via the internet and other resources, has led to the growing demand for a standardization of the system with regards to unit measurement. According to conversion specialists Unit Chefs, B2B collaboration is facilitated through the development of the The International System of Units (SI), though regional differences must still be compared. We think of a unit as a measure of 1 and extrapolate for multiple quantities. But how did we come to require a standardized system and what are the applications?

Historical Unit Systems

Historically, unitary measurement was confined to regions, and though some regions retain use of their individual measurement systems, such as United States Customary Units (UCS) and the Imperial System of Units, a more coherent system is required. The SI system is based on a metric apparatus and is designed as an international language of measurement in which the world can become fluent in order to easily understand each other. SI is an evolving system of invariable and precise constants that can be tweaked to retain absolute precision, and as such it is an extremely reliable tool.

Unit Types and Business Applications

The traditional unit types used across industries are Mass, Time, Temperature, Electrical Charge, Atomic/Molecular measure of substance quantity, Luminosity and Distance. Websites such as Unit Chefs, provide integral comparison data for industries including:

· Healthcare – weight and height data corroboration.

· Science community – pressure, electricity, astronomical values and pressure.

· Hospitality industries – specific measures for wine, beer and food.

· Human Resources – accurate salary comparison.

In fact, these and other measures are used in every industry globally, every single day.

EveryDay Uses

As well as providing tools for industry, unit conversion data are integral to the media for our entertainment such as comparing celebrity height and other fun facts. We all know that we need to take better care of our health, so that discerning how much water is optimum to drink, meeting the recommended daily calorie intake, or to determine BMI measurements can be beneficial to society.

To understand the smoking point of fats for home cooking, to enhance our general knowledge of the world around us such as the use of Roman numerals still widely used in society, or in practical matters such as how to correctly measure pressure when filling our car tires. Not to mention the really fun stuff like converting our currency for holidays abroad.

Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn’t know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.