Heat Added to Chilled Water Systems Due to Pump Efficiency

Norm HallMonday Morning Minutes, Pumps, Hydronic System Design, Cooling, Pumps, Chilled Water

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…]