I have a question regarding a system containing a water source, with two pipes connected using a T. There are two different states of the system; one being where both pipes are open and water is flowing, the other being that one pipe is closed.
Is it possible to have a constant flow out of each pipe, in both situations? If so, what device is needed to keep the constant flow?
Pipe 1 and 2 is open. 15 L/min is flowing out of both pipes. Pipe 1 is closed, but 15 L/min is still flowing from pipe 2. Image related.
The two things I have come up with are:
- Flow control valves at the start of each pipe, ensuring no flowrate higher than what is set
- A pressure reducing valve, ensuring that the pressure is constant on the valve-side.
This has led me to two things; firstly that adding a flow control valve would be costly when expanding the system, and secondly that I do not know enough about fluid dynamics to understand how a pressure reducing valve could work in relation to mass flow rate.
Thanks for the help.