To convert cubic feet per second (CFS) to liters per second (LPS), you can use the following conversion factor:
1 cubic foot = 28.3168466 liters
Therefore, to convert from cubic feet per second to liters per second, you multiply the flow rate in CFS by this conversion factor:
$\text{Liters per second} = \text{Cubic feet per second} \times 28.3168466$
For example, if you have a flow rate of 1 cubic foot per second:
$1 \, \text{CFS} = 1 \times 28.3168466 \, \text{LPS} \approx 28.3168466 \, \text{LPS}$
River Flow: A small river might have a flow rate of around 100 CFS, which would be approximately 2,831.68 LPS. This flow could support various ecosystems and recreational activities.
Water Treatment Plant: A medium-sized water treatment facility might process about 500 CFS of water, translating to roughly 14,164.23 LPS, to provide clean water for a community.
Fire Hydrant: During firefighting, a fire hydrant can have a flow rate of about 1,500 CFS, which is about 42,425.88 LPS. This high flow rate is crucial for effectively combatting large fires.
Industrial Pipes: Large industrial operations may transport fluids at rates of 25 CFS (approx. 708.0 LPS) or more through piping systems for various processes.
These examples illustrate the diverse applications and implications of flow rates in cubic feet per second across different fields.
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 Litres per second 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.
Liters 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:
$Q = \frac{V}{t} = \frac{A*d}{t}$
$Q$ - Flow rate
$V$ - Volume (Liters)
$t$ - Time in seconds
$A$ - 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 |