Enter the pressure difference between the inlet and outlet, the flow rate between the inlet and outlet, the height difference between the inlet and outlet, and the density of the fluid into the calculator to determine the condenser pump head.

## Condenser Pump Head Formula

The following formula is used to calculate a Condenser Pump Head.

CPH = (p2-p1)/p*g + (c2-c1)/2*g+(z2-z1)

• Where CPH is the Condenser Pump Head (m)
• p2-p1 is the difference in pressure between the inlet and outlet
• p is the density of the fluid (kg/m^3)
• c2-c1 is the difference in velocity between the inlet and outlet (m/s)
• g is the acceleration due to gravity (9.81m/s^2)
• z2-z1 is the difference in height between the inlet and outlet (m)

This formula can be used for any pump, not just a condenser pump.

## What is a Condenser Pump Head?

A Condenser Pump Head is a measure of the total amount of “head” that a condenser pump has based on the pressures, flow rates, and heights of the inlet and outlet of the pump.

## How to calculate Condenser Pump Head?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate a Condenser Pump Head.

First, determine the difference in pressure between the inlet and outlet. In this example, the difference is 10 N/m^2.

Next, determine the difference in flow velocity between the inlet and outlet. In this case, the difference in flow is 5m/s.

Next, determine the difference in height between the inlet and outlet. For this pump, the height difference is 1m.

Next, determine the density of the fluid. This pump is running water, so the density is 1.225 kg/m^3.

Finally, calculate the Condenser Pump Head using the formula above:

CPH = (p2-p1)/p*g + (c2-c1)/2*g+(z2-z1)

CPH = 10/1.225*9.81 + 5/2*9.81+1

CPH = 2.086 m

## FAQ

What factors affect the efficiency of a condenser pump?

Several factors can affect the efficiency of a condenser pump, including the design of the pump, the condition and type of the fluid being pumped, the temperature of the fluid, the pressure and flow rate requirements, and the maintenance practices. Ensuring the pump is well-maintained and selecting a pump design that matches the specific needs of the system can greatly improve efficiency.

Can the Condenser Pump Head formula be applied to any type of pump?

Yes, the Condenser Pump Head formula can be applied to any type of pump, not just condenser pumps. This formula helps calculate the total dynamic head required by the pump to move the fluid from the inlet to the outlet, taking into account the pressure difference, flow velocity difference, and height difference, along with the fluid’s density.

How do you maintain a condenser pump to ensure optimal performance?

Maintaining a condenser pump involves regular inspections for wear and tear, ensuring the pump and its components are clean, checking and maintaining the correct fluid levels, monitoring the pump’s performance for any signs of decreased efficiency, and following the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule. Proper lubrication, alignment, and checking for leaks or damage in the system are also crucial for optimal performance.