This calculator provides friction loss in psi, velocity in feet per second and fuel costs in dollars per hour for comparable pipe products under comparable flow conditions. It may be used to compare different diameters or different pipe products.

Line Loss / Friction Loss

Pipe Type:
Pipe Pressure Class:
Pipe Nominal ID:
C-Factor:
Actual ID:

* Ductile Iron Based on Cement/Mortar Lining.
Pipe Type:
Pipe Pressure Class:
Pipe Nominal ID:
C-Factor:
Actual ID:

* Ductile Iron Based on Cement/Mortar Lining.
Run Length:
ft
Flow:
Fuel Type:
Fuel Cost:
Motor Efficiency:

Energy Cost = Local fuel price or Energy rates
Diesel: $/gallon
Gasoline: $/gallon
Electricity: $/kwh

Fuel Constant = Based off of the Nebraska performance criteria for pumping plants.
Diesel: 12.5 whp-hours/gallon of fuel
Gasoline: 8.7 whp-hours/gallon of fuel
Electricity: .885 whp-hours/kwh

Results

Line 1

Type:
Line Loss:
Velocity:
Fuel $ / Hour:

Line 2

Type:
Line Loss:
Velocity:
Fuel $ / Hour: