Force = Pressure x Area

Here’s another Flint Hydraulics Tech Tip: Pascal’s Law is the physical basis upon which the entire fluid power discipline is based. Mathematically, it is stated as Force = Pressure x Area, where force is measured in pounds, pressure is measured in pounds per square inch, and area is measured in square inches. It’s important to note that pressure is NOT the same as force; pressure is a measure of force per unit area – for example, pounds per square inch. Need help maximizing the hydraulic efficiency of your application? Call us today at 901-794-4884 or email


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