To convert cubic feet per second (CFS) to gallons per minute (GPM), you'll need to use the conversion factors between these two units.
Conversions Needed:
Conversion Formula: To convert CFS to GPM, you can use the following formula:
$\text{GPM} = \text{CFS} \times 7.48 \, \text{gallons/cubic foot} \times 60 \, \text{seconds/minute}$
Calculating the Conversion: For 1 CFS: $\text{GPM} = 1 \, \text{CFS} \times 7.48 \, \text{gallons/cubic foot} \times 60 \, \text{seconds/minute}$ $\text{GPM} = 1 \times 7.48 \times 60 = 448.8 \, \text{GPM}$
Thus, 1 cubic foot per second is equivalent to approximately 448.8 gallons per minute.
River Flow: The flow of a river can often be measured in CFS. For example, a river might flow at a rate of 500 CFS, which converts to about 224,400 GPM.
Water Treatment Plants: A water treatment plant may have a flow rate of 10 CFS, which equals about 4,488 GPM. This gives an idea of the plant's capacity to treat water.
Sprinkler Systems: An agricultural sprinkler system might operate at 2 CFS for irrigation. In GPM, this would convert to about 895.2 GPM.
Industrial Processes: Certain industrial processes, like cooling systems, might use water at a flow rate of 4 CFS, translating to approximately 1,794 GPM.
These examples illustrate how CFS is used in various applications, from natural water flow to engineered systems, emphasizing the importance of understanding flow rates in different industries.
See below section for step by step unit conversion with formulas and explanations. Please refer to the table below for a list of all the Gallons per minute to other unit conversions.
Cubic feet per second measures amount of fluid passes though a cross-sectional area. In short, it measures flow rate.
Flow rate can be calculated using following formula. Please note that $t$ is in seconds and $Q$'s unit of measure is ft^3/s.
$Q = \frac{V}{t} = \frac{A*d}{t}$
$Q$ - Flow rate
$V$ - Volume (Cubic feet)
$t$ - Time in second
$A$ - Cross-sectional area
$d$ - Distance the fluid traveled during the time $t$
For more in-depth understanding of the flow rate read Flow Rate and Its Relation to Velocity from LibreTexts Physics website.
Gallons per minute measures amount of fluid passes though a cross-sectional area. In short, it measures flow rate.
Flow rate can be calculated using following formula. Please note that $t$ is in minutes and $Q$'s unit of measure is gal/minute
$Q = \frac{V}{t} = \frac{A*d}{t}$
$Q$ - Flow rate
$V$ - Volume (Gallons)
$t$ - Time in minutes
$A$ - Cross-sectional area
$d$ - Distance the fluid traveled during the time $t$
For more in-depth understanding of the flow rate read Flow Rate and Its Relation to Velocity from LibreTexts Physics website.
Convert 1 ft3/s to other units | Result |
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Cubic feet per second to Cubic Millimeters per second (ft3/s to mm3/s) | 28316831.998814505 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic Centimeters per second (ft3/s to cm3/s) | 28316.8319988145 |
Cubic feet per second to Millilitres per second (ft3/s to ml/s) | 28316.8319988145 |
Cubic feet per second to Centilitres per second (ft3/s to cl/s) | 2831.6831998814505 |
Cubic feet per second to Decilitres per second (ft3/s to dl/s) | 283.168319988145 |
Cubic feet per second to Litres per second (ft3/s to l/s) | 28.316831998814504 |
Cubic feet per second to Litres per minute (ft3/s to l/min) | 1699.0099199288702 |
Cubic feet per second to Litres per hour (ft3/s to l/h) | 101940.59519573221 |
Cubic feet per second to Kilolitres per second (ft3/s to kl/s) | 0.028316831998814504 |
Cubic feet per second to Kilolitres per minute (ft3/s to kl/min) | 1.6990099199288702 |
Cubic feet per second to Kilolitres per hour (ft3/s to kl/h) | 101.94059519573221 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic meters per second (ft3/s to m3/s) | 0.028316831998814504 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic meters per minute (ft3/s to m3/min) | 1.6990099199288702 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic meters per hour (ft3/s to m3/h) | 101.94059519573221 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic kilometers per second (ft3/s to km3/s) | 2.8316831998814504e-11 |
Cubic feet per second to Teaspoons per second (ft3/s to tsp/s) | 5745.036 |
Cubic feet per second to Tablespoons per second (ft3/s to Tbs/s) | 1915.012 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic inches per second (ft3/s to in3/s) | 1728.0070744076086 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic inches per minute (ft3/s to in3/min) | 103680.42446445652 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic inches per hour (ft3/s to in3/h) | 6220825.467867391 |
Cubic feet per second to Fluid Ounces per second (ft3/s to fl-oz/s) | 957.506 |
Cubic feet per second to Fluid Ounces per minute (ft3/s to fl-oz/min) | 57450.36 |
Cubic feet per second to Fluid Ounces per hour (ft3/s to fl-oz/h) | 3447021.6 |
Cubic feet per second to Cups per second (ft3/s to cup/s) | 119.68825 |
Cubic feet per second to Pints per second (ft3/s to pnt/s) | 59.844125 |
Cubic feet per second to Pints per minute (ft3/s to pnt/min) | 3590.6475 |
Cubic feet per second to Pints per hour (ft3/s to pnt/h) | 215438.85 |
Cubic feet per second to Quarts per second (ft3/s to qt/s) | 29.9220625 |
Cubic feet per second to Gallons per second (ft3/s to gal/s) | 7.480515625 |
Cubic feet per second to Gallons per minute (ft3/s to gal/min) | 448.8309375 |
Cubic feet per second to Gallons per hour (ft3/s to gal/h) | 26929.85625 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic feet per minute (ft3/s to ft3/min) | 60 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic feet per hour (ft3/s to ft3/h) | 3599.9999999999995 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic yards per second (ft3/s to yd3/s) | 0.03703698259756234 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic yards per minute (ft3/s to yd3/min) | 2.2222189558537404 |
Cubic feet per second to Cubic yards per hour (ft3/s to yd3/h) | 133.33313735122442 |