Million Cubic Feet Per Day

Published: January 28, 2018 | Last updated: July 5, 2023

What Does Million Cubic Feet Per Day Mean?

Million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) is a unit of measurement used to express the amount of fluid (gas, water etc.) that is consumed, produced or traversed in a pipeline on any given day. MMcf/d is sometimes, but not commonly, also expressed as MMscfd.


Trenchlesspedia Explains Million Cubic Feet Per Day

The volume of fluid expressed in MMcf/d is one of the most important metrics in determining the size of pipeline required for the volume of fluid expected. Selecting a pipe cross-section that has adequate capacity to handle the flow rate is essential in ensuring efficient flow of fluid through the pipeline. Pipes that are unable to handle the daily flow rate can result in backups, blockages and ultimately pipe damage.

M is used to designate 1,000 as per the Roman numeral system. Therefore, MM represents 1million (1,000×1,000).




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