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.
Energy Cost = Local fuel price or Energy rates
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
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