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Old 03-21-2013, 01:43 PM   #11
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Does a CIP ball need more pressure than a March pump can provide?
Absolutely. The brewer's hardware balls recommend 40-60PSI.



 
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:34 PM   #12
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Absolutely. The brewer's hardware balls recommend 40-60PSI.
What does that calc to in GPH?


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Old 03-21-2013, 02:37 PM   #13
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What does that calc to in GPH?
That depends on a lot of factors.

 
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:27 PM   #14
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That depends on a lot of factors.
Then how does a person know what to use for a pump to shoot cleaner thru the CIP?
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:55 PM   #15
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Then how does a person know what to use for a pump to shoot cleaner thru the CIP?
Flow rate vs. pressure drop is a curve that is unique for every pump. However, output pressure, and pressure drop are two different things. This image is a decent illustration:


 
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:03 PM   #16
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Damn didnt know that this was going to involve math and charts and what have you, I'm out.
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What do you mean by "3 home"?
Sorry, auto spell on my phone, 3 gpm.
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Damn didnt know that this was going to involve math and charts and what have you, I'm out.
Haha. It doesn't have to, I was just trying to give a little background on how pumps work. Really, you just need to check the specs of a pump and match them up with the specs of your spray ball. Most other spray balls besides BH list a flow rate AND a pressure. Higher the pressure you give it, the less flow is needed and vice versa.

 
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Sorry, auto spell on my phone, 3 gpm.
Ah. It's 3 gpm at 60psi though. Isn't the high pressure more important to spin these balls up and get a strong jet?

 
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Ah. It's 3 gpm at 60psi though. Isn't the high pressure more important to spin these balls up and get a strong jet?
No, there has to be enough volume to make it spin and clean properly. On the Brewhemoth CIP thread this type of pump has been discussed and someone tried it. It did not produce enough volume to work.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/brew...ml#post4941698



 
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