Welcome to our Velocity of Fluid in Pipe (m/s) hydraulic calculator, a handy tool when designing hydraulic systems. This pipes and hoses formulae calculator allows you to input the Flow Rate (Q) in l/min and the Pipe Diameter (d) in mm to obtain the corresponding Velocity (m/s). To ensure optimal system performance, it's crucial to consider the recommended fluid velocity ranges. For suction lines, the recommended range is 0.625m/s – 1.25m/s, for pressure lines it's 2.1m/s – 4.75m/s, and for return lines, it's 1.5m/s - 3m/s. These ranges are based on oils with a maximum viscosity grade of 70 cSt at 38°C, operating between 18°C and 51°C. Additionally, please note that for pipe runs greater than 10m, the pipe size should be increased proportionally. Furthermore, it's important to keep the intake line length under 1m.
Velocity of Fluid in Pipe (m/s)
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