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The above form works if you are measuring differential pressure, such as the difference in psi between two points. It also gives the correct answer for absolute pressure, assuming you are measuring psia, which is the pressure relative to absolute zero vacuum.

If you are measuring relative to vacuum and want to resolve the pressure relative to the atmosphere, then you should use the form below.

inch mercury (relative to vacuum)
pound/square inch (relative to atmosphere)

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How many inch mercury in 1 pound/square inch? The answer is 2.0360204571891.
We assume you are converting between and pound/square inch.
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inch mercury or pound/square inch
The SI derived unit for pressure is the pascal.
1 pascal is equal to 0.00029529980164712 inch mercury, or 0.00014503773800722 pound/square inch.
Note that rounding errors may occur, so always check the results.
Use this page to learn how to convert between inches mercury and pounds/square inch.
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›› Quick conversion chart of inch mercury to pound/square inch

1 inch mercury to pound/square inch = 0.49115 pound/square inch

5 inch mercury to pound/square inch = 2.45577 pound/square inch

10 inch mercury to pound/square inch = 4.91154 pound/square inch

20 inch mercury to pound/square inch = 9.82308 pound/square inch

30 inch mercury to pound/square inch = 14.73463 pound/square inch

40 inch mercury to pound/square inch = 19.64617 pound/square inch

50 inch mercury to pound/square inch = 24.55771 pound/square inch

75 inch mercury to pound/square inch = 36.83657 pound/square inch

100 inch mercury to pound/square inch = 49.11542 pound/square inch



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›› Definition: Inch mercury

Inches of mercury or inHg is a non-SI unit for pressure. It is still widely used for barometric pressure in weather reports and aviation in the United States, but is considered somewhat outdated elsewhere.

It is defined as the pressure exerted by a column of mercury of 1 inch in height at 32 °F (0 °C) at the standard acceleration of gravity.

1 inHg = 3,386.389 pascals at 0 °C.

Aircraft operating at higher altitudes (above 18,000 feet) set their barometric altimeters to a standard pressure of 29.92 inHg or 1,013.2 hPa (1 hPa = 1 mbar) regardless of the actual sea level pressure, with inches of mercury used in the U.S. and Canada. The resulting altimeter readings are known as flight levels.

Piston engine aircraft with constant-speed propellers also use inHg to measure manifold pressure, which is indicative of engine power produced.


›› Definition: Pound/square inch

The pound per square inch or, more accurately, pound-force per square inch (symbol: psi or lbf/in² or lbf/in²) is a unit of pressure or of stress based on avoirdupois units. It is the pressure resulting from a force of one pound-force applied to an area of one square inch.


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