Pump Horsepower

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Pump

This is a rapid method to estimate pump horsepower by the following formula:


\(HP = \frac{GPM \Delta P}{1715 \eta}\)


\(HP\) = Pump Horsepower

\(GPM\) = flow rate of liquid being pumped, GPM

\(\Delta P\) added pressure (discharge minus suction), psig

\(\eta\) = pump efficiency


The expression can be rearranged to obtain \(\Delta P\) in terms of other variables.


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