1 Inch Hose - Friction Loss Table

1 Inch Friction Loss Chart

This chart is designed (using the friction loss formula) to find quick and accurate answers for 1" fire hose friciton loss. To find the friction loss for a 100 foot section of fire hose, find the column with the desired GPM and to its right you'll see the corrosponding friction loss. You can also print this image on a 8.5x11 sheet of paper.

Example: Friction loss for 100 ft of 1" fire hose with 100 GPM is 150 psi. You can find the corrosponding friction loss for 100 gpm at the bottom of column 2 in the chart below. You can see that 100 gpm has 150 psi friction loss. You can also see theanswer on the friction loss calculator

Friction Loss Explained

Friction loss occurs when water passes through a hose. Hose length, diameter, and GPM (volume) all affect friction loss. As water passes through a hose, friction between the water and the inside surface of the hose causes turbulence, which slows the water. The results in a PSI drop (pressure loss) at the other end of the hose. The higher the gpm passing through a hose, the more turbulance and friction loss will result.

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