Gas Flow Calculator

Standard / Normal  SCFM
Mass  lb/hr
Volume (English)  CFM
Volume (Metric)  M3/hr
 m ASL  BarA
°C  BarG


In systems with vacuum pumps, blowers, compressors, and heat exchangers, air pressure and temperature are constantly changing, which means the actual volume flow is changing.  This makes the specification of volume flow particularly prone to error and misinterpretation.  Unless there is a leak, the mass / standard volume flow stays the same, so it is more concise to discuss these systems in terms of mass or standard volume flow.  Specify mass or standard volume …be understood!

Standard = 70°F & 14.696 PSIA, Normal = 0°C & 1.013 BarA;  these standard conditions are one choice among many standards.  For more information see Wikipedia’s page on standard conditions for temperature and pressure.

For more information on the relationship of temperature, pressure, volume, mass, and molar weight, see Wikipedia’s page on the ideal gas law.