PSI (pounds per square inch)


What is PSI (pounds per square inch)

Definition of PSI (pounds per square inch) in Construction

PSI indicates pounds per square inch. This is a pressure identification that is used to describe the pressure that is either allowed, or incurred by a process, a piece of equipment, etc. The PSI or pound per square inch is exactly that, it is the pressure exerted on a square inch of surface. There are several elements within the construction industry that are measured by the PSI, pounds per square inch of pressure. Fluids within mechanical equipment, concrete compressive strength, air pressure, hurricane forces, etc. The descriptive measuring unit of PSI is a universally accepted unit of measurement, for pressure throughout the construction industry.