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Horsepower terminology


Horsepower terms used in pumps and pumping systems are:


Hydraulic horsepower - the energy required to pump a liquid if a pump were an
ideal machine, i..e., there is no efficiency loss in the pump.

Water horsepower - the energy required to pump water.

Brake horsepower - the energy required to pump any liquid, except viscous
liquids that require viscous correction in pump performance (see viscous
horsepower.)

Viscous horsepower - the energy required to pump a viscous liquid where
viscous correction in pump performance is required

Gas horsepower -

Horsepower recovery (horsepower recovered) - the energy recovered by a
reverse-running pump acting as
hydraulic power recovery turbine (HPRT).

Open-valve horsepower

Close-valve horsepower


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