# Centrifugal Pump Minimum Flow Rate Calculator

A sub-class of dynamic axisymmetric work-absorbing turbomachinery are Centrifugal pumps. Generally used for water, sewage, petroleum and petrochemical pumping. A centrifugal pump aids in transporting fluids by conversion of rotational energy, often from a motor, to energy in a moving fluid. Calcuate minimum rate of fluid flow in a centrifugal pump using this online Centrifugal Pump Minimum Flow Rate Calculator based on specific heat capacity, specific gravity of the fluid and power input.

## Calculate Minimum Flow Rate of Centrifugal Pump

A sub-class of dynamic axisymmetric work-absorbing turbomachinery are Centrifugal pumps. Generally used for water, sewage, petroleum and petrochemical pumping. A centrifugal pump aids in transporting fluids by conversion of rotational energy, often from a motor, to energy in a moving fluid. Calcuate minimum rate of fluid flow in a centrifugal pump using this online Centrifugal Pump Minimum Flow Rate Calculator based on specific heat capacity, specific gravity of the fluid and power input.

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#### Formula:

q = (P_{BHP} / 2.95) x c_{p} x SG
**Where,**
q = Centrifugal Pump Minimum Flow Rate
P_{BHP} = Power Input
c_{p} = Specific Heat Capacity
SG = Specific Gravity of the Fluid
### Example:

If the power input is 25 BHP, specific heat capacity is 33 Btu/lb °F and specific gravity of fluid is 10 kg/m^{3}

#### Solution,

q = (P_{BHP} / 2.95) x c_{p} x SG

= (25 / 2.95) x 33 x 10

= 2796.61 gpm