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Pump Calculations, Pump Equations

Pump Calculations, Pump Equations

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Pump Calculations, Pump Equations

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Pump Calculations - Pump Equations
Here's a list of some basic equations that are used in pump sizing. The primary question in choosing a pump is "What horsepower do I need?"
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I know what maximum PSI and maximum GPM I need. What size pump do I need?
Reciprocating Pump Formula: Minimum Horsepower Required = (Max GPM) X (Max PSI) / 1550

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I have a pump with no tags or specifications on it. How do I find out what Gallons Per Minute (GPM) this pump is capable of?
(Plunger Radius X Plunger Radius X 3.142) = Sq. Inches of Circle (Sq. Inches of Circle) X (Stroke Length) X (Number of Plungers) = Cubic Inches of Liquid Per Revolution Cubic Inches of Liquid Per Revolution / 231 = Gallons Per Revolution (Gallons Per Revolution) X (Max RPM) = Gallons Per Minute NOTE: Max RPM in the above equation varies according to type of pump, size of stroke, and other variables. Duplex pumps often run about 100 RPM Max. while triplex pumps will run somewhere between 100 RPM Max and 400 RPM Max.

I have a reciprocating pump and I know what my max rated rod load is (in foot pounds). I also know what size plunger size my pump has. What PSI will my pump produce?
Max. PSI = Rod Load Rating of Pump / (Plunger Radius X Plunger Radius X 3.142)


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