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Force is the dynamic power which is exported longitudinally through a hose, towards the ends. To arrive at the number of pounds of force exerted, you merely multiply the area of the I.D. times the working pressure being used (Force = Area x Pressure).

End Force (In Pounds)


Hose I.D. 25 PSI 50 PSI 75 PSI 100 PSI 150 PSI 200 PSI 250 PSI 300 PSI 500 PSI 1000 PSI
1/4” 1 2 4 5 7 10 12 15 25 49
3/8” 3 6 8 11 17 22 28 33 55 110
1/2” 5 10 15 20 29 39 49 59 98 196
3/4” 11 22 33 44 66 88 110 133 221 442
1” 20 39 59 79 118 157 196 236 393 785
1-1/4” 31 61 92 123 184 245 307 368 614 1,227
1-1/2” 44 88 133 177 265 353 442 530 884 1,767
2” 79 157 236 314 471 628 785 942 1,571 3,142
2-1/2” 123 245 368 491 736 982 1,227 1,473 2,454 4,909
3” 177 353 530 707 1,060 1,414 1,767 2,121 3,534 7,069
4” 314 628 942 1,257 1,885 2,513 3,142 3,770 6,283 12,566
5” 491 982 1,473 1,964 2,945 3,927 4,909 5,891 9,818 19,635
6” 707 1,414 2,121 2,827 4,241 5,655 7,069 8,482 14,137 28,274
8” 1,257 2,513 3,770 5,027 7,540 10,053 12,566 15,080 25,133 50,266
10” 1,964 3,927 5,891 7,854 11,781 15,708 19,635 23,652 39,270 78,540
12” 2,827 5,655 8,482 11,310 16,965 22,620 28,274 33,929 56,549 113,098

Note: For hose I.D.’s from 1-1/4” to 12” the force in pounds is greater than the PSI.
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