I am tasked with designing a compressed air piping network,with and would like to determine the pressure loss across the different layers of instruments
-now here is the 3D layout of the network. The blue circles are instruments I want to deliver air to. They are in parallel with each other and connected in rows parallel to each other. L connotes pipe length (and in some contexts also the vertical elevation) while d is the diameter.
-I would like to find the maximum possible head loss (from point 1 to point 2) given that a proportion of the flow is teed off at each branch. I would also like to find consequently the proportion of flow teed off in each branch.
Am I correct in assuming points 1 and 2 (below) and going about the normal head loss calculation? How do I account for the tees and wyes branching off?
Flow is turbulent
The pressure drop across each brand is designed to be constant (with regulator valves -otherwise they differ due to elevation - maximum between the bottom and the top being 35 meters).