Orders of magnitude (pressure)
This article is about static pressure. For sound pressure see orders of magnitude (sound pressure)
|Magnitude||Pressure||lbf/in2 or dB||Item|
|10−17 Pa||10 aPa||Pressure in outer space in intergalactic voids (the lowest pressure ever measured)|
|10−15 Pa||1–10 fPa||Pressure in outer space between stars in the Milky Way|
|10−12 Pa||1 pPa||Lowest pressure obtained in laboratory conditions|
|40 pPa||Atmosphere of the Moon at lunar day, very approximately (×10−11 Pa) 4|
|10−10 Pa||100 pPa||Atmosphere of Mercury, very approximately (×10−10 Pa) 1|
|800 pPa||Atmosphere of the Moon at lunar night, very approximately (×10−10 Pa) 8|
|10−9 Pa||< 1 nPa||Vacuum expected in the beam pipe of the Large Hadron Collider's Atlas experiment|
|~1 nPa||Approximate solar wind pressure at Earth's distance from the Sun (variable)|
|10−8 Pa||10 nPa||Pressure inside a vacuum chamber for laser cooling of atoms (magneto-optical trap)|
|10–700 nPa||Atmospheric pressure in low Earth orbit|
|10−7 Pa||100 nPa||Highest pressure still considered ultra-high vacuum|
|10−6 Pa||1 µPa||Reference pressure for sound in water|
|1 µPa||Pressure inside a vacuum tube (very approximate)|
|10−5 Pa||10 µPa||Radiation pressure of sunlight on a perfectly reflecting surface at the distance of the Earth.|
|20 µPa||0 dB||Reference pressure for sound in air|
|±20 µPa||0 dB||Threshold of human hearing|
|10−3 Pa||1–100 mPa||Vacuum pressures used for molecular distillation|
|10−1 Pa||100 mPa||Upper limit of high vacuum|
|~200 mPa||Atmospheric pressure on Pluto (1988 figure; very roughly)|
|1 Pa||1 Pa||Pressure exerted by a US dollar bill resting flat on a surface|
|1 Pa||Upper limit of molecular distillation, where the mean free path of molecules is larger than the equipment size|
|10 Pa||10 Pa||Pressure increase per millimeter of a water column at Earth mean sea level|
|10 Pa||Pressure due to direct impact of a gentle breeze (~9 mph or 14 km/h)|
|86 Pa||Pressure from the weight of a U.S. penny lying flat|
|102 Pa||100 Pa||Pressure due to direct impact of a strong breeze (~28 mph or 45 km/h)|
|120 Pa||Pressure from the weight of a U.S. quarter lying flat|
|133 Pa||1 torr ≈ 1 mmHg|
|±200 Pa||~140 dB||Threshold of pain pressure level for sound. Prolonged exposure may lead to hearing loss.|
|±300 Pa||±0.043 psi||Lung air pressure difference moving the normal breaths of a person (only 0.3% of standard atmospheric pressure)|
|400–900 Pa||0.06–0.13 psi||Atmospheric pressure on Mars, < 1% of atmospheric sea-level pressure on Earth|
|610 Pa||0.089 psi||Partial vapour pressure at the triple point of water (611.657 Pa).|
|103 Pa||1–10 kPa||Typical explosion peak overpressure needed to break glass windows (approximate)|
|2 kPa||Pressure of popping popcorn (very approximate)|
|2.6 kPa||0.38 psi||Pressure to make water boil at room temperature (22 °C) (20 mmHg)|
|5 kPa||0.8 psi||Blood pressure fluctuation (40 mmHg) between heartbeats for a typical healthy adult|
|6.3 kPa||0.9 psi||Pressure where water boils at normal human body temperature (37 °C), the pressure below which humans absolutely cannot survive (Armstrong limit).|
|+9.8 kPa||+1.4 psi||Lung pressure that a typical person can exert (74 mmHg)|
|104 Pa||10 kPa||1.5 psi||Pressure increase per meter of a water column|
|10 kPa||1.5 psi||Decrease in air pressure when going from Earth sea level to 1000 m elevation|
|+13 kPa||+1.9 psi||High air pressure for human lung, measured for trumpet player making staccato high notes|
|< +16 kPa||+2.3 psi||Systolic blood pressure in a healthy adult while at rest (< 120 mmHg) (gauge pressure)|
|+19.3 kPa||+2.8 psi||High end of lung pressure, exertable without injury by a healthy person for brief times|
|+34 kPa||+5 psi||Level of long-duration blast overpressure (from a large-scale explosion) that would cause most buildings to collapse|
|52 kPa||Minimum humans can handle without supplemental oxygen.|
|+70 kPa||+10 psi||Pressure for paint exiting an HVLP (low-pressure) paint spray gun|
|70 kPa||Pressure inside an incandescent light bulb|
|75 kPa||Minimum airplane cabin pressure and lowest pressure for normal breathing (at 2440 m). Also the limit stated by the Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR).|
|80 kPa||12 psi||Pressure inside vacuum cleaner at sea level on Earth (80% of standard atmospheric pressure)|
|87 kPa||13 psi||Record low atmospheric pressure for typhoon/hurricane (Typhoon Tip in 1979) (only 86% of standard atmospheric pressure)|
|105 Pa||100 kPa||15 psi||1 bar (14.5 psi), approximately equal to the weight of one kilogram (1 kilopond) acting on one square centimeter|
|101 kPa||15 psi||Standard atmospheric pressure for Earth sea level (14.7 psi)|
|150 to > 550 kPa||25 to > 80 psi||Impact pressure of a fist punch (approximate)|
|+180 to +250 kPa||+26 to +36 psi||Air pressure in an automobile tire relative to atmosphere (gauge pressure)|
|+210 to +900 kPa||+30 to +130 psi||Air pressure in a bicycle tire relative to atmosphere (gauge pressure)|
|300 kPa||50 psi||Water pressure of a garden hose|
|300 to 700 kPa||50–100 psi||Typical water pressure of a municipal water supply in the US|
|400 to 600 kPa||60–90 psi||Carbon dioxide pressure in a champagne bottle|
|520 kPa||75 psi||Partial vapour pressure at the triple point of carbon dioxide|
|+690 to +830 kPa||+100 to +120 psi||Air pressure in a heavy truck/bus tire relative to atmosphere (gauge pressure)|
|800 kPa||Vapor pressure of water in a kernel of popcorn when the kernel ruptures|
|106 Pa||0.8–2 MPa||120–290 psi||Pressure used in boilers of steam locomotives|
|1.1 MPa||162 psi||Pressure of an average human bite|
|2.8–8.3 MPa||400–1200 psi||Pressure of carbon dioxide propellant in a paintball gun|
|5 MPa||700 psi||Water pressure of the output of a coin-operated car wash spray nozzle|
|5 MPa||700 psi||Military submarine max. rated pressure (est.) of Seawolf-class nuclear submarine, at depth of 500 m|
|6.9–27 MPa||1000–4000 psi||Water spray pressure used by pressure washers|
|9.2 MPa||1300 psi||Atmosphere of Venus (92 bar)|
|107 Pa||> 10 MPa||> 1500 psi||Pressure exerted by a 45 kg woman wearing stiletto heels when a heel hits the floor|
|15 MPa||2200 psi||Power stroke maximum pressure in diesel truck engine when burning fuel|
|20 MPa||2900 psi||Typical pressure used for hydrogenolysis reactions|
|21 MPa||3000 psi||Pressure of a typical aluminium scuba tank of pressurized air (210 bar)|
|21 MPa||3000 psi||Ballistic pressure exerted as high-power bullet strikes a solid bulletproof object|
|28 MPa||Overpressure caused by the bomb explosion during the Oklahoma City bombing|
|69 MPa||10000 psi||Water pressure withstood by the DSV Shinkai 6500 in visiting ocean depths of > 6500 meters|
|70 to 280 MPa||10000 to 40000 psi||Maximal chamber pressure during a pistol firing|
|108 Pa||110 MPa||16000 psi||Pressure at bottom of Mariana Trench, about 11 km below ocean surface (1100 bar)|
|100 to 300 MPa||15000 to 44000 psi||Pressure inside reactor for the synthesis of high-pressure polyethylene (HPPE)|
|400 MPa||58000 psi||Chamber pressure of late 1910s .50 Browning machine gun discharge|
|240–620 MPa||35000–90000 psi||Water pressure used in a water jet cutter|
|109 Pa||1 GPa||Extremely high-pressure chemical reactors (10 kbar)|
|1.5 GPa||Diamond melts using a 3 kJ laser without turning into graphite first.|
|1.5 GPa||220,000 psi||tensile strength of Inconel 625 according to Aircraft metal strength tables and the Mil-Hdbk-5|
|5.8 GPa||840,000 psi||Ultimate tensile strength of the polymer Zylon|
|1010 Pa||10 GPa||Pressure at which octaoxygen forms at room temperature (100,000 bar)|
|18 GPa||Pressure needed for the first commercially successful synthesis of diamond|
|24 to 110 GPa||Stability range of enstatite in its perovskite-structured polymorph, possibly the most common mineral inside the Earth|
|40 GPa||Quantum-mechanical electron degeneracy pressure in a block of copper|
|48 GPa||Detonation pressure of pure CL-20, the most powerful high explosive in mass production.|
|69 GPa||10,000,000 psi||Highest water jet pressure attained in research lab|
|96 GPa||Pressure at which metallic oxygen forms (960,000 bar)|
|1011 Pa||100 GPa||Theoretical tensile strength of a carbon nanotube (CNT)|
|130 GPa||Ultimate tensile strength of monolayer graphene|
|360 GPa||Pressure inside the core of the Earth (3.64 million bar)|
|> 600 GPa||Pressure attainable with a diamond anvil cell|
|1012 Pa||5 TPa||Pressure generated by the National Ignition Facility fusion reactor|
|1014 Pa||540 TPa||Pressure inside an Ivy Mike-like nuclear bomb detonation (5.3 billion bar)|
|1015 Pa||6.5 PPa||Pressure inside a W80 nuclear warhead detonation (64 billion bar)|
|1016 Pa||25 PPa||Pressure inside the core of the Sun (250 billion bar)|
|57 PPa||Pressure inside a uranium nucleus (8 MeV in a sphere of radius 175 pm)|
|1029 Pa||×1029 Pa2.3||Pressure inside the core of a white dwarf at the Chandrasekhar limit|
|1034 Pa||×1034 Pa(0.3–16)||Pressure range inside a neutron star|
|10113 Pa||×10113 Pa4.6||×10109 psi6.7||The Planck pressure (×10108 bar), not reached except shortly after the 4.63Big Bang or in a black hole|
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- Calculated: 10−19 torr × 133 Pa/torr = 10−17 Pa
- Calculated: 10−17 torr × 133 Pa/torr = 10−15 Pa
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The undisturbed gas concentration is only about 2x10^5 molecules/cm^3 during the lunar night, falling to perhaps 10^4 molecules/cm^3 during the lunar day.
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we expect pressures below 10^-9 Pa
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ambient pressure is in the range of 10^-10 to 5x10^-8 Torr.
- Calculated: 10−10 Torr × 133.3 Pa/Torr = ×10−8 Pa. 1.3×10−8 Torr × 133.3 Pa/Torr = 5×10−6 Pa. 6.7
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- Calculated unit conversion: 1e-9 torr * 101325/760 Pa/torr = 1.33e-7 Pa
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operating pressures in the range 0.1–0.001 Pa
- Calculated unit conversion: 1e-3 torr * 101325/760 Pa/torr = 0.133 Pa
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deepest layers reach pressures of no more than a few microbars
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10 kPa - the pressure below 1 m of water
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- Exact calculation: P = 1/2 * density of air * (wind speed)^2. wind speed = 9 mph * 0.447 (m/s)/mph = 4.02 m/s. P = 1/2 * (1.25 kg/m^3) * (4.0 m/s)^2 = 10.1 Pa.
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- Exact calculation: P = 1/2 * density of air * (wind speed)^2. wind speed = 28.3 mph * 0.447 (m/s)/mph = 12.7 m/s. P = 1/2 * (1.25 kg/m^3) * (12.7 m/s)^2 = 101 Pa.
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- Calculated: pressure = mass * g / (pi * diameter^2 / 4) = (5.670e-3 kg) * (9.807 m/s^2) / (3.142 * (19.05e-3 m)^2 / 4) = 120.3 Pa
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a normal inspiratory breath of say 500ml in an adult requires a distending pressure of under 3cm H2O
- Calculated: 3 cm H2O * 98.0 Pa/cm H2O = 294 Pa = 3e2 Pa
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variable from 4.0 to 8.7 mb
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Iverson (1968) gives the range of breaking pressures as 1-10 kPa
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force ... which turns out to be 0.22 psi
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- Calculated as the difference between a typical systolic pressure of < 120mm Hg and diastolic pressure of < 80mm Hg.
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paint exiting the gun at 10 PSI
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- Typical force may total 150 to 500 pounds-force (670 to 2,220 N), applied to area of ~6 square inches (39 cm2). Actual impact pressure depends on strike to bone, soft tissue, padded surface, or brick wall. Also depends upon deflection or resistance of object struck. Heavyweight boxing champions have been shown to strike with over 1,000 pounds-force (4,400 N) of force, which would imply ~170 psi (> 1100 kPa) over same area.
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Road tires typically require 80 to 130 psi, mountain tires 30 to 50 psi and hybrid tires 50 to 70 psi.
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A typical garden hose dispenses water at about 50 PSI, and a coin-operated car wash provides about 700 PSI.
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A typical municipal water supply runs at between 50 and 100 PSI
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5.185 bar ... uncertainty ... 0.005 bar
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the average biting force of the human jaw is 162 PSI
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Co2 pressure output can range from 400 psi up to 1200 psi
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a normal operating depth of "greater than 800 feet", ... it may be assumed that the ... depth ... is roughly double the official figure
- Calculated: assume depth of 2x800 ft = 1600 ft. 1600 ft * 0.3048 m/ft = 488 m. Pressure at 488 m = density * g * depth * area = 1025 kg/m^3 * 9.81 m/s^2 * 488 m * 1 m^2 = 4.90e6 Pa. 4.90e6 Pa * 1.45e-4 psi/Pa = 711 psi.
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range from about 1,000 p.s.i. to 4,000 or more
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when you get your tank filled it will be filled to 3000 psiExternal link in
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Pressure at a depth of 6,500 m reaches around 680 atmospheres
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.45 Colt ... 14,000 ... 9.mm Luger +P ... 38,500
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a pump that delivers up to 90,000 PSI ... pumps that deliver 35,000 PSI to 55,000 PSI
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Substance ... GPa ... CL-20 ... 48.23
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the highest pressure jet that we generated in the MS&T [Missouri University of Science and Technology] Laboratories was at around 10 million psi.
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Mike... Ivy... radiation pressures are 73 and 1400 megabars ... respectively ... Mike ... 5.3 x 10^9 bars ... Ivy ... 6.4 x 10^10 bars
- Calculated: ablation pressure = 5.3e9 bar * 1.01325e5 Pa/bar = 5.44e14 Pa
- Calculated: ablation pressure = 6.4e10 bar * 1.01325e5 Pa/bar = 6.48e14 Pa
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