Pressure units measure the amount of force that is applied to a given area. Pressure unit measurements also explain force as a perpendicular form of pressure which is put upon an object in question. There are different forms of pressure units, some which describe the pressure of air, the atmospheric pressure, ambient pressure, and more. Any unit describing a pressure measurement is defining an effect on a surface of an object being subjected to some kind of force. The mathematical symbol understood to define pressure is a capital "P." The formula used to determine the pressure being applied to an object is pressure equals the normal force divided by the area of the object, or p = F/A.

Pressure is an important measurement and it can be used to define the amount of force on one's veins and arteries in relation to blood being pumped through the body. It can also be used to define the air pressure in tires, the pressure of water upon the body and organs when involved in diving expeditions, or it can even be used to describe the amount of pressure generated by an engine or motor when it is running. The more intense a force is on a given object or area, the more intense the pressure will be. What's more, if the area of an object decreases and the same amount of force is applied to that object pressure again increases.

The pascal, symbolized by the abbreviation Pa, is a **pressure unit** derived from the International System of Units. A pascal is used to describe the measurement of an applied force over a surface area and can be more concisely defined as a single newton per square meter. Meteorologists use pascal units to determine barometric pressure but they often work with unit conversions of the pascal identified as hectopascals. In such instances, a single hectopascal is equivalent to 100 pascals. Still, many other pressure unit conversions can be conducted which will convert a pascal into different pressure units used in different measurement calculations. For instance, 1 pascal is equivalent to 0.001 kilopascals, 0.01 hectopascals, 100 centipascals, 1000000000 nanopascals, 0.00001 bars, 10 microbars, 0.007500617 Torr, and so on and so forth.

**Pressure unit conversions** can be hassle free if you utilize an online conversion tool. You can quickly make use of pressure unit conversions by simply choosing one unit of pressure and the unit of pressure you want to convert the original pressure measurement into; using pressure unit conversions tools online speeds the time of making conversions and also ensures the accuracy of your pressure measurements.

**See also:**

Temperature Unit Conversions

Length Unit Conversions