The kilopascal is a x1000 multiple of the Pascal unit which is the SI unit for pressure. 1 kilopascal equals 1,000 pascals.

It is not one of the most used pressure units since it lies between the Millibar (hectopascal) and the Bar, both of which are widely used pressure units and there is a strong tendency due to convert a kilopascal into one or the other.

The kPa is mostly used for describing sub-atmospheric air pressures and low differential air pressures found in building ventilation systems.

When compared to bar unit there is 100 kPa in 1 bar which happens to be very close to the standard atmospheric pressure at sea level (101.325kPa), therefore a reading in kPa closely represents the same value as the 0 to 100 percentage scale of atmospheric pressure. This makes the comparison of atmospheric pressure with the pressure at different altitudes or the partial pressures of component gases more tangible.

To convert a pressure in kilopascals to another unit, just multiply by the appropriate conversion factor from the list below.

Please try our pressure unit converter to convert any pressure value into kilopascals.

## kPa Pressure Conversion Factors

- 0.01 bar
- 0.145038 psi
- 10 mbar
- 1000 N/m²
- 1000 Pa
- 10 hPa
- 1 kPa
- 0.001 MPa
- 0.0101972 kg/cm²
- 101.972 mmH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 10.1972 cmH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 0.101972 mH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 4.01463 inH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 0.334553 ftH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 7.50062 mmHg 0°C (32°F)
- 0.750062 cmHg 0°C (32°F)
- 0.295300 inHg 0°C (32°F)
- 7.50062 Torr
- 7500.62 mTorr
- 0.00986923 atm
- 0.0101972 at
- 10000 dyn/cm²
- 2.32060 oz/in²
- 7500.62 µHg 0°C (32°F)
- 0.0000647490 tsi (uk, long)
- 0.0000725189 tsi (usa, short)
- 0.0104427 tsf (usa, short)
- 20.8854 psf
- 10.1972 g/cm²

*Please note that the conversion factors above are accurate to 6 significant figures.*

## kPa Help

### kPa to kg/cm²

*What is the pressure conversion from kPa to kg/sq cm?*

Multiply the reading in kPa by 0.0101972 to convert to kg/sq cm (kg/cm²).

## Measurement Unit Related Terms

More pages related to measurement unit technical terms.

- at – Technical Atmosphere Pressure Unit
- atm – Standard Atmosphere Pressure Unit
- bar Pressure Unit
- cmH2O – Centimetres of Water Column at 4 deg C Pressure Unit
- cmHg – Centimetres of Mercury at 0 deg C Pressure Unit
- daPa – Dekapascal Pressure Unit
- dyn/cm2 – Dyne per Square Centimetre Pressure Unit
- ftH2O – Feet of Water Column at 4 deg C Pressure Unit
- g – Acceleration due to Gravity
- g/cm² – Grams per Square Centimetre Pressure Unit
- hPa – Hectopascal Pressure Unit
- inH2O – Inches of Water Column at 4 deg C Pressure Unit
- inHg – Inches of Mercury at 0 degrees C Pressure Unit
- kg/cm² – Kilogram per Square Centimetre Pressure Unit
- kg/mm² – Kilogram per Square Millimetre Pressure Unit
- ksi – Kilopounds per Square Inch Pressure Unit
- mbar – Millibar Pressure Unit
- mH2O – Metres of Water Gauge at 4 deg C Pressure Unit
- mmH2O – Millimetres of Water Column at 4 deg C Pressure Unit
- mmHg – Millimetres of Mercury at 0 deg C Pressure Unit
- MPa – Megapascal Pressure Unit
- mPa – Millipascal Pressure Unit
- mTorr – Millitorr Pressure Unit
- N/cm² – Newton per Square Centimetre Pressure Unit
- N/m2 – Newton per Square Metre Pressure Unit
- N/mm² – Newton per Square Millimetre Pressure Unit
- oz/in² – Ounce per Square Inch Pressure Unit
- Pa – Pascal Pressure Unit
- Pressure
- Pressure Units
- psf – Pounds per Square Foot Pressure Unit
- psi – Pounds per Square Inch Pressure Unit
- Specific Gravity
- Torr – Torr Pressure Unit
- tsf – Tons per Square Foot (USA, Short) Pressure Unit
- tsi – Tons per Square Inch (UK, Long) Pressure Unit
- tsi – Tons per Square Inch (USA, Short) Pressure Unit
- Water Density
- µHg – Micron of Mercury at 0 deg C Pressure Unit