Knovel Launches New Engineering Unit Converter

NEW YORK, November 13, 2012 – Knovel, a leader in providing a Web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools, today released its new engineering unit converter. Designed to dramatically increase calculation efficiency while maintaining high levels of accuracy, this tool is freely available and is accessible on desktop and mobile platforms.

Knovel Unit Converter is one of the most robust available to engineers today. This release of Knovel Unit Converter includes over 1000 units and performs math functions. Engineers can easily create custom units by selecting and combining appropriate units available in the library. Knovel Unit Converter incorporates a full-fledged math engine, offering engineers increased accuracy and reliability.

“The list of units is really comprehensive, unlike many other converters,” said Francesc Melià Suñé, mechanical engineer at HP. “I like the units classified by properties and the ability to type the units and make a selection with the autocomplete feature and without having to go through a drop-down list. Most probably it will become my favorite tool, ahead of the Google or MathWEB ones.”

Key features of Knovel Unit Converter include:

Search and sort Units by properties and/or alphabetically
Enter numerals, mathematical operators and functions; value is calculated automatically
Customizable units
Built-in keyboard for special characters and math operators
Settings to format results (decimal or scientific) and precision (significant digits)
User-friendly controls conveniently located next to output result

“Knovel’s original Unit Converter was a very popular tool, so we enhanced it significantly with new features, additional units and a full-fledged math engine, so that our users are able to access a comprehensive set of engineering units and their conversion, greater accuracy and increased flexibility,” said Venu Venugopal, vice president of Product Management at Knovel. “With new features and a mobile-enabled interface, we believe that the Knovel Unit Converter will be dominant in the engineering community.”

Knovel Unit Converter is freely available, and users are encouraged to share it with friends and colleagues. The converter can be accessed here: The converter can also be found in Knovel’s widget and through the Excel Add-In feature. For more information about Knovel Unit Converter, watch a brief video:

About Knovel

Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel has more than 700 customers worldwide including 74 of the Fortune 500 companies, five of the Top 10 Constituents on the FTSE 100 Index and more than 400 leading universities. Founded in 2000, Knovel is a private company headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit or call (866) 240-8174.

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