Head Loss Calculator for Pump Selection

  1. Enter flowrate delivered by the pump (gallons per minute).
  2. Enter the total horizontal pipe length (feet) for your system.
  3. Select nominal pipe diameter (inches) using the pull-down menu.
  4. Enter total pumping lift or height (feet) water is pumped vertically.
  5. Enter any misc. head loss (filters, heater, chiller, skimmer, UV, etc.).
  6. Enter the number of pipe fittings (elbows, tees).�
  7. Click the update button to calculate total losses for the system.
  8. Select a pump based on flowrate and total head loss requirements.

For additional information please see the AES Master Catalog or call our Tech Support Line at 407-543-2295.

Your Specifications
Flowrate gpm
Total Pipe Length feet
Nominal Pipe Diameter
Total Pumping Lift feet
Misc. Head Loss feet
Number of Fittings:
45° Elbow
90° Elbow
Flow Velocity fps
Pipe Head Loss feet
Fittings Head Loss feet
Vertical Lift feet
Misc. Head Loss feet
Total Pump Head Required feet
This Head Loss Calculator was developed by
Aquaculture Solutions and Aquatic Eco-Systems Inc.