# GPM to Velocity Calculator

## About GPM to Velocity Calculator (Formula)

The GPM to Velocity Calculator is a tool used to calculate the velocity of a fluid flowing through a pipe or conduit, given the flow rate in gallons per minute (GPM) and the cross-sectional area of the flow. This tool is useful for engineers and technicians who need to determine the velocity of a fluid in a pipeline, for example to optimize the flow rate or to evaluate the performance of a system.

The formula used in the GPM to Velocity Calculator is:

V = GPM / (7.481 x A x 60)

where V is the velocity in feet per second (ft/s), GPM is the flow rate in gallons per minute, and A is the cross-sectional area of the flow in square feet (ft^2). The constant 7.481 is the conversion factor from gallons to cubic feet.

To use the GPM to Velocity Calculator, the user inputs the flow rate in GPM and the cross-sectional area of the flow in ft^2. The calculator then uses the formula to compute the velocity in ft/s. The result is displayed on the screen and can be used for further calculations or analysis.

It is important to note that the GPM to Velocity Calculator assumes a steady, uniform flow and does not take into account any changes in pipe diameter, friction losses, or other factors that may affect the actual velocity of the fluid. It is therefore important to use the results of the calculator as a guide and to verify the actual flow rate and velocity using appropriate instruments and methods.