Pressure Loss Calculator

Calculating pressure loss throughout your oil dispense system is one of the foundations of proper system design. Use this calculator to determine the pressure loss in your system and find out which Graco pumps fit your system best.

Graco Inc. Pressure Loss Calculator
Fluid Information
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Pressure Side
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Pump Outlet Piping
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Optional Components

* Adding a hose reel and/or meter will affect the overall pressure drop and pump recommendation.
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Total Pressure Loss for Plumbing Only:

Recommended Pump(s):

Fluid Information
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Fluid Type What type of fluid will you be pumping?
Temperature What is the coldest temperature you want to pump your fluid at?
Fluid Viscosity Get viscosity from manufacturer of fluid if possible.
Pressure Side Information
Section Information
Vertical Lift How high will the pump have to push fluid above the pump.
Pump Outlet Piping This is usually a main trunk line or header going through the facility that feeds multiple hose reel drops. It may or may not be the same ID all the way to the last hose reel.
Hose Reel This would be the last hose reel on the line, enter length/ID here.
Meter This would be the last meter on the line.
The total pressure loss calculation is an estimation based upon the information inputted into the calculator. This number does not account for environmental conditions or components not entered into the calculator, such as valves, fittings, meters, hose reels, multiple pipe sizes, etc. Graco product recommendations are based solely upon your selections. Selecting improper options may result in an incorrect total pressure loss number and product recommendation. Please verify your selections and product recommendations with your local distributor or Graco representative.

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