Heat Added to Chilled Water Systems Due to Pump Efficiency

Norm Hall Chilled Water, Cooling, Hydronic System Design, Monday Morning Minutes, Pumps, Pumps

We received an interesting question this week from a consultant engineer: “How much temperature increase will I get in the chilled water from the pump? My secondary chilled water pump has a capacity of 1400 GPM at 100 feet” Let’s look at the answer. ANSWER: Centrifugal pumps in hydronic systems do the work of moving gallons per minute of fluid against a differential head in feet. This work is defined as Brake Horsepower (BHP) also expressed in equation 1. [Read more…]