Brake Horsepower Calculator

Enter the flow rate, dynamic head, specific gravity and efficiency into the calculator to determine the brake horsepower.

Brake Horsepower Formula

The following formula is used to calculate a brake horsepower of a centrifugal pump.

BHP = Q * DH * SG / 3960 * E

  • Where BHP is the brake horsepower
  • Q is the flow rate (gallons/min)
  • DH is the total dynamic head (ft)
  • SG is the specific gravity of the fluid
  • E is the efficiency (%)

FAQ

What is Brake Horsepower?

The brake horsepower of an engine is the total power required to overcome the force of braking. In the case above, this is for a centrifugal pump.

How is brake horsepower calculated?

Brake horsepower is calculated using the formula above with the necessary information.

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