pounds per square inch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pounds per square inch a unit of pressure
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Usage

In literature:

The steam pressure was limited to seventy-five pounds per square inch.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
It is possible to secure a steam pressure of 5 to 25 pounds per square inch in a cooker of this kind.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Steel castings are now made entirely trustworthy for tensile working stresses of 10,000 to 15,000 pounds per square inch.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 520, December 19, 1885" by Various
The air was then compressed to 600 pounds per square inch.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
C., which is the theoretical equivalent of 100 pounds of steam pressure per square inch.
"Hemp Hurds as Paper-Making Material" by Lyster H. Dewey and Jason L. Merrill
The steel pots have to be sufficiently strong to bear a great strain, as the ram often exerts a pressure of 6,000 pounds per square inch.
"Cocoa and Chocolate" by Arthur W. Knapp
Pressure developed in the chamber is 51,000 pounds per square inch.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
F. and the pressure was 100 pounds per square inch, gage.
"Engineering Bulletin No 1: Boiler and Furnace Testing" by Rufus T. Strohm
The table shows the relative strength per square inch in pounds.
"Old Mackinaw" by W. P. Strickland
That paper has a tensile of 2,800 pounds per square inch, and a tear strength equally unbelievable.
"The Professional Approach" by Charles Leonard Harness
The proper water pressure, about five pounds per square inch, must be maintained at the glands.
"Steam Turbines" by Hubert E. Collins
For highway bridges a unit strain of 15,000 pounds per square inch is often allowed.
"Bridge Disasters in America" by George L. Vose
No human being could possibly stand two thousand pounds per square inch!
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
Applying the rule we have: (105 x 0.71) - 17 = 57.5 pounds per square inch.
"Steam Engines" by Anonymous
Thus a pressure of from 500 to 1,000 pounds per square inch may be obtained.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
Thus we see the volt is the electrical counterpart of the term "pound per square inch" which is used in the case of water pressure.
"Marvels of Scientific Invention" by Thomas W. Corbin
The pressure of the atmosphere is about fifteen pounds per square inch of surface.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
At the surface of the sea the pressure of the atmosphere is, roughly speaking, 14-1/2 pounds per square inch.
"The Life of Crustacea" by William Thomas Calman
Thus to reduce the volume to one half, required a pressure of two hundred and fifty pounds per square inch.
"Cork: Its Origin and Industrial Uses" by Gilbert E. Stecher
The pressure put on the water is enormous; it often amounts to two thousand pounds per square inch.
"Life in a Railway Factory" by Alfred Williams
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In news:

Lowering the pounds per square inch (psi) in the tires increases the contact pattern, allowing them to grip and absorb the terrain better.
It is all about pounds per square inch.
The PT-110G CTLs have a profile of only 6 feet and weigh between 11,000 and 12,100 pounds, managing a ground pressure of 4.3 pounds per square inch.
Air compressors have three ratings you need to be concerned with: horsepower (HP), Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) and Pounds per Square Inch (PSI).
Spheres are used for the crew compartments in deep-sea research vessels because the shape best resists the crushing force of thousands of pounds per square inch, according to Woods Hole.
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