Total Suction Head

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Total suction head is the total of the friction, pressure, and static discharge.

 

Total Suction Head Formula

\(\large{ h_s =  h_{ss} + h_{ps} + h_{fs}     }\)   

Where:

 Units English Metric
\(\large{ h_s }\) = total suction head \(\large{ft}\) \(\large{m}\)
\(\large{ h_{fs} }\) = friction suction head \(\large{ft}\) \(\large{m}\)
\(\large{ h_{ss} }\) = static suction head \(\large{ft}\) \(\large{m}\)
\(\large{ h_{ps} }\) = surface suction pressure \(\large{\frac{lbf}{in^2}}\) \(\large{Pa}\)

 

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