Pounds per Square Foot Conversion Calculator

Enter a value in pounds per square foot below to convert to another unit of pressure.

What Are Pounds per Square Foot?

Pounds per square foot are a measurement of pressure.

The pound per square foot is a US customary and imperial unit of pressure. Pounds per square foot can be abbreviated as psf; for example, 1 pound per square foot can be written as 1 psf.

PSF can be expressed using the formula:
1 psf = 1 lbf / ft2

Pressure in pounds per square foot are equal to the pound-force divided by the area in square feet.

How Much Is a Pound per Square Foot?

One pound per square foot is the pressure of equal to one pound-force per square foot.

How to Convert Pounds per Square Foot

To convert pounds per square foot to another unit of pressure, you need to multiply the value by a conversion factor. A conversion factor is a numerical value used to change the units of a measurement without changing the value.[1]

You can find the conversion factors for pounds per square foot in the conversion table below.

Then, multiply the pressure measurement by the conversion factor to find the equivalent value in the desired unit of measurement.

pounds per square foot × conversion factor = result

You can also use a calculator, such as one of the converters below, for the conversion.

Pounds per Square Foot Conversion Table

Common pounds per square foot values and equivalent imperial and metric pressure measurements
pounds per square foot pascals hectopascals atmospheres bars millibars kilograms per square centimeter kilograms per square meter pounds per square inch torr
1 psf 47.880208 Pa 0.478802 hPa 0.000473 atm 0.000479 bar 0.478802 mbar 0.000488 kgf/cm² 4.882422 kgf/m² 0.006944 psi 0.359131 Torr
2 psf 95.760417 Pa 0.957604 hPa 0.000945 atm 0.000958 bar 0.957604 mbar 0.000976 kgf/cm² 9.764845 kgf/m² 0.013889 psi 0.718262 Torr
3 psf 143.640625 Pa 1.436406 hPa 0.001418 atm 0.001436 bar 1.436406 mbar 0.001465 kgf/cm² 14.647267 kgf/m² 0.020833 psi 1.077393 Torr
4 psf 191.520833 Pa 1.915208 hPa 0.00189 atm 0.001915 bar 1.915208 mbar 0.001953 kgf/cm² 19.52969 kgf/m² 0.027778 psi 1.436524 Torr
5 psf 239.401042 Pa 2.39401 hPa 0.002363 atm 0.002394 bar 2.39401 mbar 0.002441 kgf/cm² 24.412112 kgf/m² 0.034722 psi 1.795655 Torr
6 psf 287.28125 Pa 2.872812 hPa 0.002835 atm 0.002873 bar 2.872812 mbar 0.002929 kgf/cm² 29.294535 kgf/m² 0.041667 psi 2.154787 Torr
7 psf 335.161458 Pa 3.351615 hPa 0.003308 atm 0.003352 bar 3.351615 mbar 0.003418 kgf/cm² 34.176957 kgf/m² 0.048611 psi 2.513918 Torr
8 psf 383.041667 Pa 3.830417 hPa 0.00378 atm 0.00383 bar 3.830417 mbar 0.003906 kgf/cm² 39.05938 kgf/m² 0.055556 psi 2.873049 Torr
9 psf 430.921875 Pa 4.309219 hPa 0.004253 atm 0.004309 bar 4.309219 mbar 0.004394 kgf/cm² 43.941802 kgf/m² 0.0625 psi 3.23218 Torr
10 psf 478.802083 Pa 4.788021 hPa 0.004725 atm 0.004788 bar 4.788021 mbar 0.004882 kgf/cm² 48.824225 kgf/m² 0.069444 psi 3.591311 Torr
11 psf 526.682292 Pa 5.266823 hPa 0.005198 atm 0.005267 bar 5.266823 mbar 0.005371 kgf/cm² 53.706647 kgf/m² 0.076389 psi 3.950442 Torr
12 psf 574.5625 Pa 5.745625 hPa 0.00567 atm 0.005746 bar 5.745625 mbar 0.005859 kgf/cm² 58.58907 kgf/m² 0.083333 psi 4.309573 Torr
13 psf 622.442708 Pa 6.224427 hPa 0.006143 atm 0.006224 bar 6.224427 mbar 0.006347 kgf/cm² 63.471492 kgf/m² 0.090278 psi 4.668704 Torr
14 psf 670.322917 Pa 6.703229 hPa 0.006616 atm 0.006703 bar 6.703229 mbar 0.006835 kgf/cm² 68.353915 kgf/m² 0.097222 psi 5.027835 Torr
15 psf 718.203125 Pa 7.182031 hPa 0.007088 atm 0.007182 bar 7.182031 mbar 0.007324 kgf/cm² 73.236337 kgf/m² 0.104167 psi 5.386966 Torr
16 psf 766.083333 Pa 7.660833 hPa 0.007561 atm 0.007661 bar 7.660833 mbar 0.007812 kgf/cm² 78.11876 kgf/m² 0.111111 psi 5.746098 Torr
17 psf 813.963542 Pa 8.139635 hPa 0.008033 atm 0.00814 bar 8.139635 mbar 0.0083 kgf/cm² 83.001182 kgf/m² 0.118056 psi 6.105229 Torr
18 psf 861.84375 Pa 8.618437 hPa 0.008506 atm 0.008618 bar 8.618437 mbar 0.008788 kgf/cm² 87.883604 kgf/m² 0.125 psi 6.46436 Torr
19 psf 909.723958 Pa 9.09724 hPa 0.008978 atm 0.009097 bar 9.09724 mbar 0.009277 kgf/cm² 92.766027 kgf/m² 0.131944 psi 6.823491 Torr
20 psf 957.604167 Pa 9.576042 hPa 0.009451 atm 0.009576 bar 9.576042 mbar 0.009765 kgf/cm² 97.648449 kgf/m² 0.138889 psi 7.182622 Torr

Pounds per Square Foot Conversion Calculators

You can also convert pressure using one of our pounds per square foot converters below.

References

1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Unit Conversion, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-si/unit-conversion