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Pump Suction Head vs. Altitude

The suction heads of pumps are affected by altitude

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Practical pump suction head is affected by altitude:

Elevation above Sea LevelPressure
Practical Suction Lift
(ft)(m)(psig)(ft H2O)(bar)(ft H2O)(m H2O)
0* 0* 14.71 33.95 1 22 6.7
1320 402 14.02 32.38 0.97 21 6.4
2640 805 13.33 30.79 0.92 20 6.1
3960 1207 12.66 29.24 0.87 18 5.5
5280 1609 12.02 27.76 0.83 17 5.2
6600 2012 11.42 26.38 0.79 16 4.9
7920 2414 10.88 24.13 0.75 15 4.6
10560 3219 9.88 22.82 0.68 14 4.3

* Sea Level

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