Ratio of force to the area over which that force is distributed (i.e. pound force to an area (in2), measured in “psi”, etc.).

Source: API Specification 16A, Specification for Drill-through Equipment, Fourth Edition, April 2017. Global Standards


“Pressure-test” means to demonstrate the pressure integrity of a system without actuating its components.

Source: Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Definitions, Alaska Admin. Code tit. 20, § 25.990, December 7, 2012. Regulations



Amount of force (F) exerted on a unit area (A) of a surface.

Source: IADC UBO / MPD Glossary, December 2011. Global Standards

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