Conversion Factors for Units of Pressure
Terms and Abbreviations
standard atmospheric pressure = atmospheric pressure at sea level cm = centimeter k = kilo = prefix meaning 1000 kg = kilogram m = meter M = mega = prefix meaning 1,000,000 milli = prefix meaning 1/1000 N = newton Pa = pascal psi = pounds per square inch
• To get the reverse of any conversion, divide 1.0 by the conversion factor. For example, the factor to convert “bars to psi” is 14.504, so the factor to convert “psi to bars” is 1/14.504 = 0.06895 • If you cannot find a particular conversion (suppose, for example “bars to psi”), try looking for the reverse conversion (“psi to bars”). If you find the reverse conversion, divide it into 1.0 to get the conversion you need. • This chart is only for converting units of pressure. If you cannot find a particular conversion, keep in mind that pressure is defined as force ÷ area. Therefore, you can get additional conversion factors by consulting the charts “Conversion Factors for Units of Measure” and “Conversion Factors for Units of Force” and applying appropriate conversions to the force or area listings in this chart. For example, this chart lists factors to convert “inches of water”,” but not “feet of water.” Suppose you want to convert “feet of water” to “psi.” Multiply your “feet of water” number by 12 to convert it to “inches of water,” then use the conversion factor from this chart.
Notes on getting the most use from this chart
standard atmospheric standard atmospheric standard atmospheric standard atmospheric standard atmospheric bars bars bars bars bars bars bars bars cm of mercury cm of mercury cm of mercury cm of mercury cm of mercury cm of mercury cm of mercury dynes/cm2 feet of water inches of water inches of water inches of water inches of water inches of water inches of water inches of water pressure pressure pressure pressure pressure 1.013250 76.000 406.807 760.000 14.696 0.986923 29.530 1.0197 10,197 1000 100,000 100,000 14.504 0.0132 0.0133 5.3527 135.9510 1333.224 1333.224 0.1934 0.000,015 0.4335 0.00246 2490.740 0.0736 25.3985 2.4907 1.8682 249.0731
bar cm of mercury inches of water mm of mercury psi standard atmospheric pressure inches of mercury kg/cm2 kg/m2 millibars N/m2 Pa psi standard atmospheric pressure bars inches of water kg/m2 N/m2 Pa psi psi psi standard atmospheric pressure dynes/cm2 inches of mercury kg/m2 millibars mm of mercury N/m2
3224 N/m2 0.01934 psi 145.0 Pa 0.3097 feet of water 2.5978 inches of water 345.7574 N/m2 6894.00009807 bars 0.03613 psi 0.947.001422 psi 0.8067 N/m2 9.038 psi 10.7149 mm of mercury 6894.01450 psi 0.3155 kg/m2 25.002896 inches of mercury 9.40 mm of mercury 3386.MULTIPLY
inches of water inches of mercury inches of mercury inches of mercury inches of mercury inches of mercury inches of mercury inches of mercury kg/m2 kg/m2 kg/m2 kg/m2 kg/m2 kg/m2 millibars millibars millibars millibars millibars mm of mercury mm of mercury mm of mercury mm of mercury mm of mercury mm of mercury MPa N/m2 N/m2 N/m2 N/m2 Pa Pa Pa psi psi psi psi psi psi psi psi psi psi
0.03342 standard atmospheric pressure 0.6816 inches of water 51.3332 millibars 133.001333 bars 13.4912 psi 0.8067 Pa 0.01 bars 1.7574 Pa 0.010 millibars 1.06895 bars 70.02953 inches of mercury 100.0 N/m2 0.001316 standard atmospheric pressure 0.0001450 psi 0.0001450 psi 0.3112 cm of water 68.5736 dynes/cm2 2.0 dynes/cm2 0.007356 cm of mercury 0.0010 bars 1000.03602 inches of mercury 27.3886 N/m2 0.0 N/m2 0.006895 MPa Write additional conversions in the blank boxes below
.5951 kg/m2 1.03386 bars 13.0 dynes/cm2 0.000.