Pumping Water  Energy Cost Calculator
Calculate the energy cost of pumping water.
The energy cost per hour for pumping water can be calculated in imperial units as
C = 0.746 Q h c / (3960 μ_{p} μ_{m}) (1)
where
C = cost per hour (USD/hour, EUR/hour, ...)
Q = volume flow (US gpm)
h = differential head (ft)
c = cost rate per kWh (USD/kWh, EUR/kWh, ....)
μ_{p} = pump efficiency (0  1)
μ_{m}= motor efficiency (0  1)
Alternative calculation in metric units
C = q ρ g h c / (3.6 10^{6} μ_{p} μ_{m})
= q p c / (3.6 10^{6} μ_{p} μ_{m}) (2)
where
_{}q = volume flow (m^{3}/h)
ρ = density (1000 kg/m^{3})
h = differential head, height (m)
g = acceleration of gravity (9.81 m/s^{2})
Example  Pumping Energy Cost
10 US gpm is lifted 10 ft. The electricity cost is 0.1 USD/kWh and the pump and motor efficiency 90% (0.9). The cost per hour can be calculated as
C = 0.746 (10 US gpm) (10 ft) (0.1 USD/kWh) / (3960 0.9 0.9)
= 0.002 USD/hour
Pumping Energy Cost Calculator
Imperial Units:
Metric Units:
 1 US gpm = 0.227 m^{3}/h
 1 ft = 0.305 m
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