Pressure/GPM/Diameter Calculations


by ISX
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Sep16-10, 05:42 PM
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I have been searching for a long time and can't figure this out. The formulas I find are way over my head.

Anyhow, I am trying to find how much flow would go through 2 different sized pipes. One is 3/8" ID and the other is 1/2" ID. The 3/8" uses 26psi and the 1/2" uses 17psi. All I want to know is the GPM each one will flow. I noticed there was a lot about constant of liquids so just use water. As for pressure drop stuff, there is a pump drawing in water and the pipes are on the other side and they have no end on them, so they are just shooting the water out like a hose with no end on it.

Thanks for any help I can get on this. Sorry if it is a dumb question.
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Sep16-10, 06:00 PM
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Go to http://www.pipeflowcalculations.com/

Click on one of the online calculators on the left-hand side.

There are also other on-line calculators on the web.

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Sep16-10, 06:43 PM
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Quote Quote by Bob S View Post
Go to http://www.pipeflowcalculations.com/

Click on one of the online calculators on the left-hand side.

There are also other on-line calculators on the web.

Bob S
I have gone through that one and many others and I just can't figure them out.

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Sep16-10, 09:27 PM
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Pressure/GPM/Diameter Calculations


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I have gone through that one and many others and I just can't figure them out.
I used the calculator I recommended, and got the following numbers for the pressure drop per 100 ft of pipe:

1/2" pipe, 2.9 gpm, pressure drop=17 psi per 100' of pipe

3/8" pipe, 1.3 gpm, pressure drop=24 psi per 100' of pipe.

If you wold rather not use an online calculator, you can use the Hazen Williams formula at http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/ha...ter-d_797.html

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Sep16-10, 09:39 PM
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Ah that works. Think I halfway understand the principles now too. Thanks for the help!


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