bulk density

  

Definition

Weight of a unit volume of a loose material (such as a powder or soil) to the same volume of water. Expressed in kilograms per cubic meter (kg/m3) or pounds per cubic foot (lb/ft3), it is a type of relative density and is used mainly in quality control, shipping, and soil analysis. See also density.

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  • You should always know the bulk density of any shipment so that you are sure that you have packed it correctly.

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  • We told the man that the bulk density of his package was simply to large for us to ship in one piece.

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  • The bulk density was in an acceptable range for the maximum load we were able to transport with the ship.

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