The megapascal is a x1000000 multiple of the pascal unit which is the SI unit for pressure. 1 megapascal equals 1,000,000 pascals.

Primarily used for higher range pressure measurement due to its larger value (e.g. 1 MPa = 10 bar), the MPa is mainly used to describe the pressure ranges and ratings of hydraulic systems. Despite the convenience of using megapascal pressure units to limit the number of digits used on dial gauges and readouts, the bar and the psi pressure unit are still used more commonly used for describing hydraulic pressures.

A pressure value in megapascals can be converted into its equivalent value in another pressure unit by multiplying it by one of the factors in the table below.

To find the conversion factor to convert to megapascals please click on the appropriate unit below or use our unit converter for multiple calculations if you prefer.

## Conversion Factors

- 10 bar
- 145.038 psi
- 10000 mbar
- 1000000 N/m²
- 1000000 Pa
- 10000 hPa
- 1000 kPa
- 1 MPa
- 10.1972 kg/cm²
- 101972 mmH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 10197.2 cmH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 101.972 mH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 4014.63 inH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 334.553 ftH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 7500.62 mmHg 0°C (32°F)
- 750.062 cmHg 0°C (32°F)
- 295.300 inHg 0°C (32°F)
- 7500.62 Torr
- 7500620 mTorr
- 9.86923 atm
- 10.1972 at
- 10000000 dyn/cm²
- 2320.60 oz/in²
- 7500620 µHg 0°C (32°F)
- 0.0647490 tsi (uk, long)
- 0.0725189 tsi (usa, short)
- 10.4427 tsf (usa, short)
- 20885.4 psf
- 10197.2 g/cm²

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

## Conversion Tables

Select a look up table for converting a pressure reading in megapascals to other measurement units.

- psi » 1 to 1000 MPa → 145.038 to 145,038 psi
- bar » 1 to 1000 MPa → 10 to 10,000 bar
- kg/cm² » 1 to 1000 MPa → 10.1972 to 10,197.2 kg/cm²
- ksi » 1 to 1000 MPa → 0.145038 to 145.038 ksi

## Help

### MPa to N/mm²

*What is 1 MPa equal to in N/mm²?*

1 megapascal is exactly equal to 1 N/mm².

1 MPa = 1,000,000 Pa

If 1 Pa = 1 N/m² = 1 N / (1,000 mm x 1,000 mm) = 1/1,000,000 N/mm2

Then 1 MPa = 1,000,000 Pa = 1,000,000 x 1/1,000,000 N/mm2 = 1 N/mm²

### MPa to kN/mm²

*How is 1MPa converted into 1kN/mm²?*

1 MPa (megapascal) is exactly equal to 1 N/mm2 (Newton per square millimetre)

1 kN/mm² = 1000 N/mm²

Therefore 1 MPa = 1 kN/mm²/1000 = 0.001 kN/mm²