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NPSH Calculator

1 - Start
Pump Operating Parameters
Open System: Fluid Temperature (through the pump): Total Pump Volumetric Flow Rate: Atmospheroc Pressure: Fluid Vapor Pressure: (32 - 212 F) (can't change) 45 0 14.7 33.957 0.7516 deg. F gpm PSI ft. Water (ft. Water)

System Inlet Height Configu

liquid level

Water Vapor Pressure Reference Table Water Temp. Vapor Pressure (Deg. F) (ft. Water) 80 1 100 2 120 4 140 7 180 18 200 28 212 33.96

Surface Pressure 0

liquid level

Water Vapor Pres. @ Sea Level

Vapor Pres.(ft. Water)

40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 0 50 100 150 200 250


y = 7.1929E-06x3 - 9.8352E-04x2 + 4.6395E-02x

Temperature Deg. F

Each sub system is defined by a fitting that either changes the pipe size or a Tee that combines or separates flow.

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Inlet Height Configuration System Piping Configuration 1 Pipe Type
Pipe Size (Nominal) Pipe Length Flow Rate (Positive) Height h Schedule 40 1 0 0

inlet Surface Pressure PSIG inlet -h (Negative) Height

Fittings 90 Ells 45 Ell Globe Valve Angle Valve Ball Valve BF-Valve Ck-Valve Stand. Tee - flow through run Stand. Tee - flow through branch -

Qt.

Eq. Length 0 20 0 16 0 340 0 150 0 8 0 29.9 0 55 0 20 0 60 0 0 Total Eq. Length

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Height: Static Head 0 ft.

(Optional) Pipe Type Pipe Size (Nominal) Pipe Length Flow Rate

Schedule 40 1 0 0

Fittings Qt. 90 Ells 45 Ell Globe Valve Angle Valve Ball Valve BF-Valve Ck-Valve Stand. Tee - flow through run Stand. Tee - flow through branch -

Eq. Length 0 20 0 16 0 340 0 150 0 8 0 29.9 0 55 0 20 0 60 0 0 Total Eq. Length

Design Calculator - Do not Edit Values Here

Total Fitting Eq. L NA NA NA NA Ref. NA NA NA NA NA 1 4 2 5 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pipe Length (ft.) NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 0 0 0 0 0 0

Nominal Diam. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 14 1 1 1 1 1 1

ID (inch) 1.049 2.067 3.068 4.026 5.047 6.065 8.071 10.136 12.09 13.125 1.049 1.049 1.049 1.049 1.049 1.049

3 - When You're Done W/ Step 3 - Press the Calculate NPSH Button


(Optional)

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inch ft gpm

Pipe Type Pipe Size (Nominal) Pipe Length Flow Rate

Schedule 40 1 inch 0 ft 0 gpm

Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Fittings Qt. 90 Ells 45 Ell Globe Valve Angle Valve Ball Valve BF-Valve Ck-Valve Stand. Tee - flow through run Stand. Tee - flow through branch -

Eq. Length 0 20 0 16 0 340 0 150 0 8 0 29.9 0 55 0 20 0 60 0 0 Total Eq. Length

Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

5
inch ft gpm

(Optional) Pipe Type Pipe Size (Nominal) Pipe Length Flow Rate

Schedule 40 1 inch 0 ft 0 gpm

Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Fittings Qt. 90 Ells 45 Ell Globe Valve Angle Valve Ball Valve BF-Valve Ck-Valve Stand. Tee - flow through run Stand. Tee - flow through branch -

Eq. Length 0 20 0 16 0 340 0 150 0 8 0 29.9 0 55 0 20 0 60 0 0 Total Eq. Length

Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Rel. Roughness e= 0.001

Pipe ID Area (inch^2) 0.864252924 3.355605014 7.392657602 12.73026436 20.00582617 28.89026276 51.16165396 80.69062607 114.8001573 135.2971055 0.864252924 0.864252924 0.864252924 0.864252924 0.864252924 0.864252924

Flow GPM NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 0 0 0 0 0 0

Flow (ft^3/s) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Velocity (ft/s) 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Re 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

e/D 0.00095329 0.00048379 0.00032595 0.00024839 0.00019814 0.00016488 0.0001239 9.8658E-05 8.2713E-05 7.619E-05 0.0009533 0.0009533 0.0009533 0.0009533 0.0009533 0.00095329

Friction Factor NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 0 0.012915 0.011802 0.012284 0.011514 0.012185 0.011514 Total Frictional Head

ate NPSH Button


(Optional)

Pipe Type Pipe Size (Nominal) Pipe Length Flow Rate

Schedule 40 1 inch 0 ft 0 gpm

Fittings Qt. Eq. Length 90 Ells 0 20 45 Ell 0 16 Globe Valve 0 340 Angle Valve 0 150 Ball Valve 0 8 BF-Valve 0 29.9 Ck-Valve 0 55 Stand. Tee - flow through run 0 20 Stand. Tee - flow through branch 0 60 0 0 Total Eq. Length

Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

(Optional) Pipe Type Pipe Size (Nominal) Pipe Length Flow Rate

Schedule 40 1 inch 0 ft 0 gpm

Fittings Qt. Eq. Length 90 Ells 0 20 45 Ell 0 16 Globe Valve 0 340 Angle Valve 0 150 Ball Valve 0 8 BF-Valve 0 29.9 Ck-Valve 0 55 Stand. Tee - flow through run 0 20 Stand. Tee - flow through branch 0 60 0 0 Total Eq. Length

Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Safety Factor Piping Fittings

1.3 1.3 HEAD LOSS

HEAD Fittings NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Head Pipe NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Sum NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 0 0 0 0 0 0 ft. water 0 PSI 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total Frictional Head Loss:

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Date: Job Name: Drawings / Page: Max GPM:

4/22/2014 15:12

NPSH Calculation
Address:

Constants / Assumptions:
Mean Operating Fluid Temperature: 45 F Total Flow Through Pump: Vapor Pressure of Liquid: 0 gpm 0.75 ft. water Atmospheric Pressure: Surface Pressure: 14.70 PSIA 0 PSIG 33.96 ft. Water (if exposed to air surface pressure = 0)

Pumped Fluid: WATER

Piping Configuration:
Pipe Sub System#: Pipe Diam. (Nom): Pipe Length: Flow Rate: Pipe Pressure Drop: Valves (Fully Open) / Fittings 1 Eq. Length Total 20 0 16 0 340 0 150 0 8 0 29.9 0 55 0 20 0 60 0 0 0 0 2 Eq. Length 20 16 340 150 8 29.9 55 20 60 0 3 Eq. Length 20 16 340 150 8 29.9 55 20 60 0 4 Eq. Length 20 16 340 150 8 29.9 55 20 60 0 5 Eq. Length 20 16 340 150 8 29.9 55 20 60 0 6 Eq. Length 20 16 340 150 8 29.9 55 20 60 0 1 1 inch 0 feet 0 gpm 0.0 ft. Water 0.0 psi 1 inch 0 feet 0 gpm 0.0 ft. Water 0.0 psi 2 1 inch 0 feet 0 gpm 0.0 ft. Water 0.0 psi 3 1 inch 0 feet 0 gpm 0.0 ft. Water 0.0 psi 0.0 0.0 4 1 inch 0 feet 0 gpm ft. Water psi 5 1 inch 0 feet 0 gpm 0.0 ft. Water 0.0 psi Total 0.0 0.0 6

90 Ells 45 Ell Globe Valve Angle Valve Ball Valve BF-Valve Ck-Valve Stand. Tee - flow through run Stand. Tee - flow through branch Eq. Length Total: Fitting Pressure Drop:

Qt. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Qt. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Qt. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Qt. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Qt. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Qt. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total 0 0.0 0.0

0.0 ft. water 0.0 psi

0.0 ft. water 0.0 psi Description input here input here input here input here input here Total:

0.0 ft. water 0.0 psi

0.0 ft. water 0.0 psi

0.0 0.0

ft. water psi

0.0 ft. water 0.0 psi

Additonal Pressure Drops:

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

ft. water ft. water ft. water ft. water ft. water ft. water

Total Head Loss (Pipe + Fittings + Additional Drops) :

0.0

Results
(Static Head) (Vapor Pressure) 0.8 (Loss in Fittings) 0.0 (Loss in Pipe Length) NPSHA

NPSHA
Net Positive Suction Head Available

= 34.0 + (Atmospheric Pressure)

0.0

0.0 (Surface Pressure)

0.0

0.0 (Additonal Loss)

33.21

ft. Water

Pump Schedule #: MFR: Model #:

NPSHR Net Positive Suction Head Required (From Pump Curve)

ft. Water

Safety Factor Enter NPSHR

Air Systems Confidential

4/22/2014

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PDF Table of Schedule 40 & 80 Pipe Geometry Nom. Diam. Inchs 1/8 1/4 3/8 1/2 3/4 1 1 1/4 1 1/2 2 2 1/2 3 3 1/2 4 5 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 24

Schedule 40

ID ID Inches Inches 0.269 0.215 0.364 0.302 0.493 0.423 0.622 0.546 0.824 0.742 1.049 0.957 1.38 1.278 1.61 1.5 2.067 1.939 2.469 2.323 3.068 2.9 3.548 3.364 4.026 3.826 5.047 4.813 6.065 5.761 7.981 7.625 10.02 9.564 11.938 11.376 13.124 12.5 15 14.314 16.874 16.126 18.814 17.938 22.626 21.564

Schedule 80

This Data is for Development Purposes

Rel. Roughtness e = 0.001 Ratio 1.0 Rel. Roughness e = 0.001 Ration 1.3

Note: Trying tofigure out how my fluids results compare to the table values found in the hand looks like there is a safety factor associated with the table values when compared to the the Pressure Drop in 100 ft. of Pipe My Value Flow Wheel DI GPM 1.85 2.4 3 100 1.5 1.95 3 90 0.92 1.2 3 70 0.68 0.9 3 60 2.7 2.7 5 400 1.6 1.6 5 300 2.4 2.3 6 700 1.2 1.3 8 900 1.5 1.6 8 1000

3 2.5
ASHRAE Value

2 1.5 1 0.5 0 0

ASHRAE = 1.0016 * (My)


1
My Value

re to the table values found in the handbook and the pump wheel table values when compared to the theoretical values. More testing needs to be done with a wider range of flows and pipe sizes
3 ASHRAE Value 2.5 2 1.5 1 0.5 0 0 0.5 1 My Value 1.5 2

y = 1.3008x

ASI-NPSH Calculator VS HVAC PUMP Handbook HVAC PUMP Handbook - Author: James B. Rishel

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Handbook Head Loss for 100ft of Pipe (ft of Water) Asi Calculator Head Loss for 100 ft of Pipe (ft of Water)

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