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Table 3.1 Water Handling Unit Estimations PDF Print E-mail

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ID = Inner Diameter
Rounded Values
Used in
U.S. Measure
Field Estimations
GOOD TO MEMORIZE
ID = Inner Diameter
Volume (Capacity)
U.S. Measure
Volume (Capacity)
One hose length    
1-1/2-in ID x 100 ft 9 gal 9.2 gal
1-in ID x 100 ft 4 gal 4.1 gal
3/4-in ID x 50 ft 1 gal 1.2 gal
5/8-in ID x 50 ft 1 gal 0.8 gal
     
  Weight Weight
1 gal of water at 20°C 8 lb 8.3 lb
     
  Pressure Pressure
1 ft of water head (1 in2 column of water) 0.5 psi 0.434 psi
Atmospheric pressure 15 psi @ sea level 14.7 psi @ sea level
1,000 ft increase in elevation 0.5 psi decrease in atmospheric pressure 0.5 psi decrease in atmospheric pressure
     
  Draft (lift) Draft (lift)
1 in of mercury 1 ft 1.134 ft
1,000 ft increase in elevation 1 ft loss 1 ft loss
Maximum theoretical lift 34 ft 33.9 ft
Maximum attainable lift with new pump 29 ft * 29.4 ft
Maximum practical attainable lift 22 ft 22.4 ft


* Pump lift varies with pump efficiency, which decreases proportionately to the hours of use.