Bowl Horsepower :
Bowl Horsepower :
- The Bowl Horsepower is the horsepower required at the bowl shaft to deliver the required capacity against the bowl total head.
- Then, The bowl assembly is the heart of the vertical turbine pump.
- The impeller and diffuser type casing are designed to deliver the head and capacity that your system requires in the most efficient way possible.
- The term horsepower came about in the 1700’s, when inventor James Watt was trying to explain the power of steam engines.
- He took the time to watch ponies, averaging how much power they produced in a minute.
- Watt came up with the estimate that an average pony produced 22,000 foot-pounds of work each minute.
- Bowl Efficiency – The ratio of hydraulic power output from the bowl to the power input to the bowl.
- The Horsepower dates back to the advent of the steam engine.
- Years ago, everything was driven by horses, but everything changed with the invention of the steam engine by James Watt.
- He needed a convenient way to sell his engines, so he came up with the measurement of horsepower.
- Water horsepower is the minimum power required to move water.
- In other words, it is the power a pump would require if the pump was 100 percent efficient.
- Then, The water horsepower can be determined if the flow rate of the water and the force (pressure) required to produce that flow is known.
- The formula for the calculation is given below.
- Pressure Head = (Capacity * Total Dyanmic Head * Specific Gravity) / (3960 * Bowl Efficiency).
- Beside the formula this calculator works.
How to Calculate ?
- First, Enter the Capacity (gal / min). Then,
- Second, Enter the Total Dynamic Head (ft). Then,
- Third, Enter the Specific Gravity. Then,
- Fourth, Enter the Bowl Efficiency. Then,
- Click “Calculate” to get the result and then if you want to clear values Click “Reset” in addition to clear the values.
- Finally, follow these steps to get the result.