Convert Pounds Per Square Foot to Hectopascals

Enter the pressure in pounds per square foot below to get the value converted to hectopascals.

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1 psf = 0.478802 hPa

How to Convert Pounds Per Square Foot to Hectopascals

Calculators can be used to convert measurements from one unit to another

To convert a pound per square foot measurement to a hectopascal measurement, multiply the pressure by the conversion ratio. One pound per square foot is equal to 0.478802 hectopascals, so use this simple formula to convert:

hectopascals = pounds per square foot × 0.478802

The pressure in hectopascals is equal to the pounds per square foot multiplied by 0.478802.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds per square foot to hectopascals using the formula above.
5 psf = (5 × 0.478802) = 2.39401 hPa

Pounds per square foot and hectopascals are both units used to measure pressure. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Pounds Per Square Foot

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

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 lbfft2

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


The hectopascal is equal to 100 pascals, which are defined as the pressure of one newton per square meter. The hectopascal is the internationally adopted unit used to measure atmospheric pressure.

The hectopascal is a multiple of the pascal, which is the SI derived unit for pressure. In the metric system, "hecto" is the prefix for 102. Hectopascals can be abbreviated as hPa, for example 1 hectopascal can be written as 1 hPa.

Pound Per Square Foot Measurements and Equivalent Hectopascal Conversions

Common pound per square foot values converted to the equivalent hectopascal value
Pounds Per Square Foot Hectopascals
1 psf 0.478802 hPa
2 psf 0.957604 hPa
3 psf 1.4364 hPa
4 psf 1.9152 hPa
5 psf 2.394 hPa
6 psf 2.8728 hPa
7 psf 3.3516 hPa
8 psf 3.8304 hPa
9 psf 4.3092 hPa
10 psf 4.788 hPa
11 psf 5.2668 hPa
12 psf 5.7456 hPa
13 psf 6.2244 hPa
14 psf 6.7032 hPa
15 psf 7.182 hPa
16 psf 7.6608 hPa
17 psf 8.1396 hPa
18 psf 8.6184 hPa
19 psf 9.0972 hPa
20 psf 9.576 hPa
21 psf 10.05 hPa
22 psf 10.53 hPa
23 psf 11.01 hPa
24 psf 11.49 hPa
25 psf 11.97 hPa
26 psf 12.45 hPa
27 psf 12.93 hPa
28 psf 13.41 hPa
29 psf 13.89 hPa
30 psf 14.36 hPa
31 psf 14.84 hPa
32 psf 15.32 hPa
33 psf 15.8 hPa
34 psf 16.28 hPa
35 psf 16.76 hPa
36 psf 17.24 hPa
37 psf 17.72 hPa
38 psf 18.19 hPa
39 psf 18.67 hPa
40 psf 19.15 hPa

More Pound Per Square Foot Pressure Conversions

Convert to Pascals
1 psf is equal to 47.880208 pascals
Convert to Atmospheres
1 psf is equal to 0.000473 atmospheres
Convert to Bars
1 psf is equal to 0.000479 bars
Convert to Millibars
1 psf is equal to 0.478802 millibars
Convert to Kilograms Per Square Centimeter
1 psf is equal to 0.000488 kilograms per square centimeter
Convert to Kilograms Per Square Meter
1 psf is equal to 4.882422 kilograms per square meter
Convert to Pounds Per Square Inch
1 psf is equal to 0.006944 pounds per square inch
Convert to Torr
1 psf is equal to 0.359131 torr