Enter the hydraulic energy at position 1 and the hydraulic energy at position 2 into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Hydraulic Line Loss. 

Hydraulic Line Loss Formula

HL = H1 - H2

Variables:

  • HL is the Hydraulic Line Loss ()
  • H1 is the hydraulic energy at position 1
  • H2 is the hydraulic energy at position 2

To calculate Hydraulic Line Loss, subtract the hydraulic energy at position 2 from the energy at position 1.

How to Calculate Hydraulic Line Loss?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Hydraulic Line Loss.


  1. First, determine the hydraulic energy at position 1. 
  2. Next, determine the hydraulic energy at position 2. 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = HL = H1 – H2.
  4. Finally, calculate the Hydraulic Line Loss.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

hydraulic energy at position 1 = 2340

hydraulic energy at position 2 = 2000

FAQs

What is hydraulic energy?

Hydraulic energy is the power generated by the force of moving water. It is a form of renewable energy that harnesses the kinetic and potential energy of water flow, often used in hydroelectric power stations.

How does hydraulic line loss affect system efficiency?

Hydraulic line loss leads to a decrease in the efficiency of a hydraulic system. It represents the energy lost in the form of heat, friction, or turbulence as fluid moves through a hydraulic line, reducing the overall power output of the system.

Can hydraulic line loss be minimized?

Yes, hydraulic line loss can be minimized by using pipes and hoses with smooth inner surfaces, ensuring they are of the correct diameter to optimize flow rates, and maintaining the hydraulic fluid at the proper temperature and cleanliness level.

Why is it important to calculate hydraulic line loss?

Calculating hydraulic line loss is essential for designing efficient hydraulic systems. It helps in selecting the right components, such as pumps and pipes, and ensures the system operates effectively with minimal energy waste, thereby saving costs and improving performance.