# American - metric conversion (pressure)

## English translation: pounds per square inch

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 English term or phrase: American - metric conversion (pressure) English translation: pounds per square inch Entered by:

 12:24 Apr 4, 2003
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Tech/Engineering / pressure measurement units
 English term or phrase: American - metric conversion (pressure) I am translating a manual on industrial pumps from US English into Hungarian. In many instances pressure values are given in "psig", which I already figured out as being equal to 0.06895 bar in the metric system. Now, I have this sentence: "Using Chiller switch, pop switch up a few times to put 3 to 4 lbs. pressure on Suction Pressure Gauge." How would I convert pounds (which is normally a measure of mass) into metric pressure units? Thank you!
 Csaba BanHungary Local time: 01:57
 ponds per squared inch Explanation:Pound is a unit of mass in one of the American systems of units, but in this context they are using the ¨technical system¨, where pound is a unit of force. Most probably you are faced with a mistake in the original, for pressure is normally expressed in pounds per squared inch (psi), and this is the normal unit of American pressure gauges. The conversion to bars or Pascals is staightforward. Greetings Enrique (an old Engineer)
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two2tango
Argentina
Local time: 21:57
 Thansk for all of you. The points go to the most elaborate answer.4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

5pounds per square inch gage / psig
 ViktoriaG
4ponds per squared inch
 two2tango
3psi ?
 Klaus Herrmann
3pounds per square inch
 PCovs
3*

9 mins   confidence:
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Explanation:
http://www.webster-inst.com/techinfo/convfact/convfr/pressur...

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Note added at 2003-04-04 12:40:35 (GMT)
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pound/inch2 of course, as in the table in referred site

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pound/inch2 of course, as in the table in referred site

Reference: http://www.webster-inst.com/techinfo/convfact/convfr/pressur...
 vladexLocal time: 01:57Native speaker of: PolishPRO pts in pair: 8

9 mins   confidence:
psi ?

Explanation:
I am tempted to think it's psi again (*pound* per square inch) pound = lbs

 Klaus HerrmannGermanyLocal time: 01:57Native speaker of: GermanPRO pts in pair: 147

12 mins   confidence:
ponds per squared inch

Explanation:
Pound is a unit of mass in one of the American systems of units, but in this context they are using the ¨technical system¨, where pound is a unit of force.

Most probably you are faced with a mistake in the original, for pressure is normally expressed in pounds per squared inch (psi), and this is the normal unit of American pressure gauges.

The conversion to bars or Pascals is staightforward.

Greetings
Enrique (an old Engineer)

 two2tangoArgentinaLocal time: 21:57Native speaker of: SpanishPRO pts in pair: 4
 Thansk for all of you. The points go to the most elaborate answer.

12 mins   confidence:
pounds per square inch

Explanation:
'psi' - this is the usual measure of pressure in pumps - I'm not sure what the 'g' at the end means here.
So you should not translate it merely by using the metric system but also consider the pounds pressure involved. Hope this solves your problem.

 PCovsDenmarkLocal time: 01:57Native speaker of: DanishPRO pts in pair: 38

neutral  Klaus Herrmann: g stands for gauge (as opposed to abs, absolute)
 1 min
-> Thanks alot for clarifying that. I thought it might be.

22 mins   confidence:
pounds per square inch gage / psig

Explanation:
Pounds are .454 kilo

pounds per square inch gauge
pression manométrique en livres par pouce carré n. f.

Définition :
The gauge pressure, measure by the number of pounds-force exerted on an area of square inch.

Sous-entrée(s) :
synonyme(s)
pounds per square inch gage pressure

abréviation(s)
psig

variante(s) graphique(s)
pounds per square inch gage

Reference: http://www.granddictionnaire.com
 ViktoriaGCanadaLocal time: 19:57Native speaker of: French, EnglishPRO pts in pair: 8

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