Fire Hydrant Flushing Formula

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03-28-2022 06:02 AM
GISManager4
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Need assistance creating the following formula to capture GPM from fire hydrant. Attached is the xlsx formwater_flush.jpg

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GISManager4
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Formula to calculate Gallons per Minute for a hydrant flush 

 

round(((2.83*(pow(${outlet_size},2)*${water_length})) div (sqrt(${height})))*${time_flow},2

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IsmaelChivite
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((2.83*(pow(${outlet_size},2)*${water_length})) div (sqrt(${height}))

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round(((2.83*(pow(${outlet_size},2)*${water_length})) div (sqrt(${height})),2)

GISManager4
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I get an error message when using both formulas

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GISManager4
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Formula to calculate Gallons per Minute for a hydrant flush 

 

round(((2.83*(pow(${outlet_size},2)*${water_length})) div (sqrt(${height})))*${time_flow},2

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MartinPflanz
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Cross-posting due similar topics related to fire-hydrant flow estimates. 

https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-survey123-questions/calculation-for-hydrant-flow-rate/m-p/11645...

Given that the flow leaving a hydrant is turbulent rather than laminar, it could be anticipated that there would be substantial variation in the calculation results per site.  Not to mention determining/deciding where to actually measure the L when a hydrant spray/spread hits the ground could vary based on observer methods.  If such an approximated result aligns with the data needing to be recorded, a timed flow x estimated flowrate may provide a rapid and standardized approximation (simple calculation).  If accuracy is required for the data entry, a temporary flow meter would be ideal.  

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