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Discussion in 'The main mechanical design forum' started by hemcrop, Sep 2, 2011.

1. ### hemcropNew Member

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Hello Everybody,

I'm looking for Pump and Piping Engineering book where i can learn Pump Calculations like Pump Sizing, Calculation of Pressure Drop Across pipe bends, Valves etc and Back Pressure Calculations and apply them to real world problems. I am Basically a Mechanical Engineer and I'm new to Pump and Piping Engineering. Please Suggest me good books which is easily understandable and with lot of examples.

Thank You,

Cheers,

Hemcrop

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3. ### LinkedIn GopherLittle furry chap

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Follow simple steps in sizing pipe using proper units:

How to Size a Pump

To lift water through a certain height.

Formulas

Work = Force x Distance

Power = Work Done___
Time in Seconds

1 Gallon of water weighs 8.33 lbs

1 Horse Power = 550 Ftlb/sec

HP (req) = Power___
550 Ftlb/sec

Ex.

Your building is 10 stories tall

You are pumping 3000 gal of water to the top

You want the water to reach the top in 1 minutes time

How much horse power is required to lift the 3000 gal of water to the top?

Height = 10 stories x 10â€™ per story = 100â€™

Weight of water = 3000 gal x 8.33 lb = 24990 lbs

Force = 24990 lbs x 100â€™ = 2,499,000 Ftlbs

Time = 1 min = 60 sec

Power = 2,499,000 = 41,650 Ftlbs/sec
60 sec

HP (req) = 41,650 Ftlbs/sec
550 Ftlbs/sec

HP (req) = 75.72 HP Assuming Service factor of 1.25 HP = 75.72 X 1.25 =94.65 HP

Recommended horse power = 100 for this scenario

Harry

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