To convert cubic feet per second (ft³/s) to quarts per second (qt/s), you need to know the conversion factors between these two volume units.
1 cubic foot is equivalent to 29.9221 liters, and there are approximately 1.056688 quarts in a liter. Therefore, the conversion can be outlined as follows:
1 ft³ = 29.9221 L × 1.056688 qt/L = 31.9999 qt (approximately 32 qt)
Now, to convert from cubic feet per second to quarts per second:
$1 \text{ ft}^3/\text{s} \times 32 \text{ qt}/\text{ft}^3 \approx 32 \text{ qt/s}$
So, 1 cubic foot per second is approximately equal to 32 quarts per second.
Water Flow in a River: If a river flows at a rate of 3 ft³/s, this translates to approximately: $3 \text{ ft}^3/\text{s} \times 32 \text{ qt/ft}^3 \approx 96 \text{ qt/s}$ This means that about 96 quarts of water flow past a specific point in the river every second.
Aquarium Pump Output: If you have an aquarium pump rated at 0.5 ft³/s, the flow rate in quarts per second would be: $0.5 \text{ ft}^3/\text{s} \times 32 \text{ qt/ft}^3 \approx 16 \text{ qt/s}$ This indicates that the pump is moving approximately 16 quarts of water every second.
HVAC Systems: In some heating or cooling systems, airflow can be measured in ft³/s. For example, if an HVAC system has an airflow of 2 ft³/s, this is equivalent to: $2 \text{ ft}^3/\text{s} \times 32 \text{ qt/ft}^3 \approx 64 \text{ qt/s}$ This could be important for determining the efficiency or capacity of climate control systems.
These conversions and examples help contextualize the volume flow rate in both domestic and industrial applications.
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 Quarts 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.
A unit of measurement!
Quarts per second (q/s) is a unit of flow rate, which measures the volume of fluid (such as water or liquid) that passes through a given area in one second.
In the United States customary system (USCS), there are 57.75 cubic inches (in³) in a quart. So, to calculate quarts per second, we can use the following conversion:
1 quart = 57.75 cubic inches 1 second = 1 second
Therefore,
1 quart per second = 57.75 cubic inches per second
Quarts per second is often used as a unit of measurement for fluids in applications such as:
It's worth noting that quarts per second is not a commonly used unit in the International System of Units (SI), which prefers units like cubic meters per second (m³/s) or liters per minute (L/min). However, it may still be encountered in certain contexts where USCS units are preferred.
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 |