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p.s.i.

pounds per square inch, equivalent to one-seventh of a kilopascal (kPa), the metric measure of pressure.
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No fires or explosions were reported, but the potential for hazardous conditions was high as 40 pounds per square inch of natural gas escaped from a one-inch pipe for about an hour, Humphrey said.
By using isotopically purified methane, the scientists produce enough starting material for the second process, marked by temperatures over 2,500 [degrees]F and pressures nearing 1 million pounds per square inch.
Total hydraulic horsepower available for treating is approximately 6,700 with maximum treating pressure of 15,000 pounds per square inch.
The force of the water was 170 pounds per square inch, flowing through three 1-foot-square openings covered by plastic grates, county public health coordinator Lester Jargowsky said Tuesday.
Available either as compact manual or pneumatic, the JAMESBURY WAFER-SPHERE high-performance butterfly valve is manufactured to NFPA 1901 standards and offers 285 pounds per square inch (psi) working pressure, 500 psi test pressure, 1000 psi burst pressure and a vacuum rating of 30 mm/Hg.
In tests conducted over the past several months, King pressurized carbon dioxide to between 5,000 and 10,000 pounds per square inch and passed it through samples of lard and ham that had been spiked with pesticides.