Pascal (Pa)

The pascal is named after the scientist Blaise Pascal. One pascal is equivalent to one newton (1 N) of force applied over an area of one meter squared .It is derived from other SI units using the following relationship: Pa = (kg.m/s²)/m² = kg/m.s² = N/m².

Since 1 pascal is a very low pressure being 1/100 of a millibar, it’s use is limited to ultra low gas pressure applications such as measuring the pressure differences in ventilation systems.

The pascal is more commonly used as larger multiples of the unit which are the hectopascal (hPa), kilopascal (kPa) and the megapascal (MPa) unit, these are more practical when measuring mid range pressures.