The kilopascal conversion selector on this page selects the pressure/stress measurement unit to convert to starting from kilopascals (kPa). To make a conversion starting from a unit of pressure other than kilopascal, simply click on the "Reset" button.
The kilopascal is a unit of pressure equal to 1,000 pascals (1 kPa = 1,000 Pa), the SI derived unit of pressure.
The kilopascal (kPa) is also equal to 10 hectopascals (hPa), or 0.001 megapascals (MPa), or 0.00986923267 atmospheres (atm), or 0.01 bars (bar), or 7.500616 millimeters of mercury at 0 °C (mmHg), or 4.01463 inches of water at 4 °C (inH2O), or 0.145037 pounds per square inch (psi), or 20.885434 pounds per square foot (psf) or 7.50061683 torr (Torr).
The kilopascal is equal to 1,000 newtons per square meter (1 kPa = 1,000 N/m2). The newton (N) is a unit of force in the SI while the square meter (m2) is a unit of area in the SI.
The kilopascal is used as a unit of pressure in meteorology.