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If we know the flowrate of a pump, is it possible to find out the pressure of the pump?
Arin_Mukherji said:If we know the flowrate of a pump, is it possible to find out the pressure of the pump?
stewartcs said:Yes...if you have a pump curve.
CS
Arin_Mukherji said:The problem is I don't have one
The relationship between pressure and flow rate is known as Bernoulli's principle, which states that as the velocity of a fluid increases, its pressure decreases. This means that as flow rate increases, pressure decreases, and vice versa.
Yes, flow rate can determine pressure. As mentioned in Bernoulli's principle, the two are inversely related. This means that if the flow rate is known, the pressure can be calculated or estimated.
An increase in flow rate will result in a decrease in pressure, and a decrease in flow rate will result in an increase in pressure. This is because as the fluid moves faster, it exerts less pressure on its surroundings.
Factors that can affect flow rate and pressure include the properties of the fluid (such as viscosity and density), the diameter of the pipe or channel through which the fluid is flowing, and any obstacles or obstructions in the flow path.
Flow rate is typically measured in units of volume per unit time (such as liters per second or cubic feet per minute), while pressure is measured in units of force per unit area (such as pounds per square inch or pascals). Both can be measured using specialized instruments such as flow meters and pressure gauges.