How Does Friction Loss Effect Pump Performance

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How Does Friction Loss Effect Pump Performance

Postby dlamp67 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:27 pm

August 3, 2012

Friction loss due to a large amount of piping and/or fittings can effect a pumps performance greatly. You should take this into consideration when replacing a pump in any application. If the application has a large amount of pipe and fittings, then, you have the potential of undersizing the pump and, therefore, possibly burn up the pump motor due to overloading. This post has a PDF attached that will give you a guide in the calculation of friction loss.

In most cases, friction loss is insignificant, but, in larger irrigation applications, as an example, it can make the difference in the pump selection process.

As always, the information contained within our Forum is meant as only a guideline. If you need expert advise, then, please do not hesitate to contact a professional on this Forum.

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