Permeability Converter

Simplify permeability conversions. Easily convert between different permeability units to streamline your calculations.


Description: Permeability Unit Converter

The Permeability Unit Converter is a valuable tool designed to simplify the conversion between various units used to measure permeability. Permeability is a property of materials that describes their ability to allow fluids or gases to pass through them. This converter enables users to effortlessly switch between different units of permeability, facilitating calculations and comparisons in fields such as geology, hydrology, and material science.

Formula:Permeability (K) can be calculated using Darcy's law:Q=AKµPLQ = -\frac{AK}{µ} \frac{∆P}{∆L}Where:

  • QQ is the flow rate,
  • AA is the cross-sectional area,
  • KK is the permeability,
  • µµ is the dynamic viscosity,
  • P∆P is the pressure gradient, and
  • L∆L is the distance.

How to Convert:To convert between different units of permeability, follow these steps:

  1. Determine the Initial and Target Units: Identify the unit you have and the unit you want to convert to.

  2. Find Conversion Factors: Use conversion factors to convert between units. These conversion factors are based on the relationships between the units.

  3. Apply the Conversion Factor: Multiply the value you want to convert by the appropriate conversion factor. If you're converting from larger units to smaller units, you'll multiply. If you're converting from smaller units to larger units, you'll divide.

  4. Perform the Calculation: Apply the conversion factor to the value you want to convert to get the equivalent value in the desired unit.

Units Explanation:

  1. Kilogram/Pascal/Second/Square Meter: Permeability expressed in kilograms per pascal per second per square meter, a standard SI unit used to measure the ease with which fluids pass through a material.

  2. Permeability (0°C): Permeability measured at 0 degrees Celsius, commonly used in geology and soil science to characterize the flow of water through soil or rock at cold temperatures.

  3. Permeability (23°C): Permeability measured at 23 degrees Celsius, representing typical laboratory conditions and commonly used in various scientific and engineering applications.

  4. Permeability Inches (0°C): Permeability measured in inches per second at 0 degrees Celsius, an alternate unit used in some industries, particularly in North America.

  5. Permeability Inches (23°C): Permeability measured in inches per second at 23 degrees Celsius, providing an alternate representation of permeability under standard laboratory conditions.

Understanding these units and the conversion process allows for precise measurement and manipulation of permeability across different temperatures and units of measurement.


  1. Conversion from Permeability (0°C) to Kilogram/Pascal/Second/Square Meter:1Permeability (0°C)=1.491×1012kg/(Pa\cdotps\cdotpm²)1\,\text{Permeability (0°C)} = 1.491\,×10^{-12}\,\text{kg/(Pa·s·m²)}To convert 2 Permeability (0°C) to kilograms per pascal per second per square meter:2Permeability (0°C)×1.491×1012=2.982×1012kg/(Pa\cdotps\cdotpm²)2\,\text{Permeability (0°C)} \times 1.491\,×10^{-12} = 2.982\,×10^{-12}\,\text{kg/(Pa·s·m²)}

  2. Conversion from Permeability Inches (23°C) to Permeability (0°C):1Permeability Inches (23°C)=0.0254Permeability (0°C)1\,\text{Permeability Inches (23°C)} = 0.0254\,\text{Permeability (0°C)}To convert 5 Permeability Inches (23°C) to Permeability (0°C):5Permeability Inches (23°C)×0.0254=0.127Permeability (0°C)5\,\text{Permeability Inches (23°C)} \times 0.0254 = 0.127\,\text{Permeability (0°C)}

By following these steps and using appropriate conversion factors, permeability values can be accurately converted between different units and temperatures.

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