Country, region and language selection

International websites

Europe

Americas / Oceania

Africa and Middle East

Asia / Pacific

Specific energy

The specific energy (Y) is the useful mechanical energy transmitted by the centrifugal pump to the fluid handled, per unit mass of fluid handled. It is expressed using the SI units Nm/kg or m2/s2.

The relationship between the head (H) and the specific energy (Y) is as follows:

Y = g · H

g    Acceleration due to gravity

Figure 1 shows the specific energy Y lines across a pump system.
See Fig. 1 Specific energy


Become part of our team!

Become part of our team!

As an international employer, KSB offers exciting challenges in many different areas.

Regardless whether you are an experienced professional or a pupil, student or graduate ─ learn more about our work culture and find job openings from all over the world in our job portal.