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Topic: Re: Head loss calculations

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Evaluate 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.