Dr. Meherwan P Boyce Forum Moderator 27 Posts
Re: Head loss calculations10 May 2007 at 1:29pmEvaluate the differential pressure per return bend, then total the pressure drop for all the piping.
Pd = K(V2/2g)
Pressure drop for K velocity heads, where K = 0.5 for each return bend
V2 = Velocity squared base on the flowing velocity in the piping.
It is estimated that reducing the number of pipe bends will not increase the cfm substantially.
How can we calculate the head loss due to various bends in a reciprocating compressor? Will the cfm increase substantially by reducing bends? How to reduce the bends and fittings?
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