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Definition

An acronym for Cubic Feet per Minute, the measurement of the rate at which air moves into or out of a space.

Things you need to know

The measurement CFM is ambiguous because gas can be compressed. This means that the volume of the gas changes based on the pressure applied to it. Therefore, to be more specific, the terms ACFM (Actual Cubic Feet per Minute) and ICFM (Inlet Cubic Feet per Minute) are used because they refer specifically to the actual delivery of gas at the inlet.