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Recommended maximum flow velocities in water systems on the delivery side of the pump.
As a rule of thumb the following velocities can be used in design of piping and pumping systems for water:
Water Flow - Max. Delivery Velocities
NPS Max. Delivery Velocity
inches mm m/s ft/s
Water Systems, Pumps or Piping Systems.
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Recommended max flow velocity on the delivery (pressure) side when pumping boiling liquids.
Recommended max. flow velocities on the delivery side when pumping light oils.
Recommended max. suction flow velocities when pumping light oils.
Typical fluid flow velocities for common liquids, gases and vapors.
Calculate fluid velocity and volume flow in pipes and tubes.
Water flow in thermoplastic PVC and CPVC pipes Schedule 80 - friction loss
(ft/100 ft, psi/100 ft) and flow velocities at dimensions ranging 1/2 to 16 inches.
Maximum water flow capacities in steel pipes - pipe dimensions ranging
2 - 24 inches.
Velocity head can be used to calculate minor pressure or head loss in fluid flow systems.
Recommended max. flow velocities on delivery sides of pumps in viscous systems.
Recommended max. water flow velocities on suction sides of pumps.
Reynolds number for clean cold water flow.
Water velocities in pipes and tubes should not exceed certain limits.
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