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- n. one thousand (1000) pascals, symbol kPa.
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Scientists often use the kilopascal (kPa) as their preferred unit for measuring pressure. 1 kilopascal is equal to 10 millibars.
The gentlest pressure that human skin can detect is about one kilopascal; Bao's devices can detect pressures that are 1,000 times more gentle.
In the United States alone, several hundred thousand tons of acetylene are produced every year, but its volatility renders it difficult to transport: It becomes dangerously explosive at about 30 psi (207 kilopascal), only about twice normal atmospheric pressure.