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# Hydraulic Hydraulic Formulas Formulas

## Formulas & Conversions Formulas & Conversions

Issued: 5/89 Issued: 5/89 Supersedes: Supersedes:

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## GPM x TDH x S.G. 3960 x pump efficiency

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Water horsepower (WHP) = GPM x TDH 3960 Wire to water efficiency = WHP x .746 kW Input or GPM x TDH Input Hp x 3960 or GPM x TDH kW Input x 5308

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Overall efficiency = motor efficiency x pump efficiency. Capacity in GPM in a discharge line is proportional to the square of the inside diameter. GPM1 GPM2 = D (D)
1 2 2

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For the same discharge line diameter, the friction loss head increases approximately as the square of the velocity. Hf Hf
1

(V ) V
1 2

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Net positive suction head available (NPSHA) = Ha - Hvpa + Hst - Hfs WHERE: Ha = Absolute pressure in feet on the surface of the liquid being pumped. This is atmospheric pressure in non-pressurized conditions. Vapor pressure of the liquid being pumped in feet. Static head in feet of the liquid level above the impeller eye. Suction entrance losses in feet.

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