Lesson 5/Learning Event
Use the appropriate type of torque wrench for specifications given.
specifications are given in centimeters-kilograms, then a torque wrench with
a centimeter-kilogram scale should be used. If torque values stated do not
match the valves on your torque wrench, the following formulas can be used
to convert the values given:
NOTE: The newton-meter is a measurement of torque used by any countries
using the metric system. One newton-meter is equal to .7375 foot-pounds.
To convert newton-meters to foot-pounds, you multiply the total newton-
meters by .7375.
Example: 150 newton-meters x .7375 = 110.6 foot-pounds
To convert foot-pounds to newton-meters, you would divide the total foot-
pounds by .7375.
Example: 80 foot-pounds .7375 = 108.5 newton-meters