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7/17/2014 Capacity of Sewer Pipes

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Capacity of Sewer Pipes
Carrying capacity of sewer and wastewater pipes - gpm and liter per second
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The di agrams bel ow can be used for desi gn of sewage and wastewater gravi ty conveyi ng systems where capaci ti es i n GPM or l i ter per second and the sl opes of the pi pe l i nes are known.
Sewage Pipe Capacity - Imperial units - gpm
Sewage Pipe Capacity - SI Units - l i ter per second
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7/17/2014 Capacity of Sewer Pipes
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The tabl e bel ow i ndi cates sewage pi pe capaci ty i n gpm:
Carryi ng Capaci ty of Sewer Pi pe (gal l ons per mi nute)
Si ze of pi pe (i nches)
Decl i ne per 100 ft of pi pe (ft)
1 2 3 6 9 12 24 36
3 13 19 23 32 40 46 64 79
4 27 38 47 66 81 93 131 163
6 75 105 129 183 224 258 364 450
8 153 211 265 375 460 527 750 923
9 205 290 355 503 617 712 1006 1240
10 267 378 463 655 803 926 1310 1613
12 422 596 730 1033 1273 1468 2076 2554
15 740 1021 1282 1818 2224 2464 3617 4467
18 1168 1651 2022 2860 3508 4045 5704 7047
24 2396 3387 4155 5874 7202 8303 11744 14466
27 4407 6211 7674 10883 13257 15344 21770 26622
30 5906 8352 10223 14298 17717 20204 28129 35513
36 9700 13769 16816 23760 29284 33722 47523 58406
The di scharge rate i s based on cl ean water and hal f fi l l ed pi pes.
1 gal (US)/mi n = 6.30888x10
-5
m
3
/s = 0.227 m
3
/h = 0.06309 dm
3
(l i ter)/s = 2.228x10
-3
ft
3
/s = 0.1337 ft
3
/mi n = 0.8327 Imperi al gal (UK)/mi n
Example - Capacity of Sewer Pipe
The capaci ty of a 4 i nches sewer pi pe wi th decl i ne 12 ft per 100 ft pi pe can be i ndi cated from the tabl e above to 93 gpm(5.9 l i ter/s).
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