Tip Speed

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What is tip speed?

Tip speed refers to the distance that any selected point on the peripheral of the impeller travels in a set amount of time.

How can this calculator help me?

Once you’ve established the impeller’s tip speed, you can use it to:

  • compare pumps with regard to expected wear – the faster the tip of the impeller travels through a liquid or slurry, the faster the impeller will wear. So, when choosing a pump for longevity, select one with a low tip speed
  • ensure the pump’s rotational speed does not exceed the recommended strength limits of the type of material used in the impeller

Global Pumps’ Tip Speed Calculator will help you to quickly determine any impeller’s tip speed. It’s simple! Just fill in the blanks …

Calculate Impeller Tip Speed

Tip Speed