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Head loss for T junction diverging water pipes

I am writing to ask for help with a T-junction pipe problem. Attached picture shows the pipe configuration. The schematic shows a large pipe with ID 16.5mm and smaller 4mm ID tubes connected to it. ...
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Pipe Invert Elevation

Can someone please help and explain if the invert elevation of the pipe is calculated as 192+2+10? or 192+2+10+0.6667 (8" pipe)? Or 192+2+10+1 (measured to bottom)? Sketch is not to scale.
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Why is the friction factor in laminar flow independent of pipe roughness?

The Darcy friction factor is defined as: $$f_D =\frac{64}{Re}$$ with $Re$ I mean Reynolds number (global). I was wondering why Darcy in laminaire flow is independent of pipe roughness (wall roughness)?...
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How to design internal wall separation in the PVC tube to use it as a water tanker

I am working on design of the column which contains the water tanker and the pump + electronics at the bottom. I have tried different solutions and they failed. I would like to know your advice on ...
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Determining required pressure drop for choked flow conditions to be met

I have pipework system with an inlet pressure, $P_0$, which passes from a pipeline of fixed diameter, $D_0$, through a tee with reducer to a smaller diameter pipe, $D_1$, before returning to another ...
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Divide Flow and Maintain Pressure

Im in the process of building an espresso machine from readily available parts. I have a solenoid pump that supplies pressurized hot water to the coffee grounds. I want to be able to tune the pressure ...
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Airsoft BB Funnel Design - Electric funnel jam solution?

I'm working on a design to feed Airsoft BB's through a funnel. A simple gravity fed system (ie. I don't want to force them out at speed) but every now and again the BB's get jammed at the end of the ...
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How do you determine how many pumps you need in a pipeline?

I am working on a pipeline design scenario and I am trying to determine how many pumps I need. In addition to this diagram, I'm given a flow rate range and an acceptable velocity to also determine the ...
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What are the simplest available methods for monitoring pressure and airflow in a 22mm diameter pipe?

In the emergency case that more than one person must share a mechanical ventilator, the medical professionals lose per-patient monitoring of pressure and airflow. To that end, what are the simplest ...
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Linear pneumatic actuator opening time - pressurise connection pipe

I would like to estimate the time needed to open a linear single-acting pneumatic actuator. The actuator's piston is loaded with a spring pushing downwards and the operating fluid (air or nitrogen) ...
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Heat Loss through a run of insulated piping

I've been racking my head around calculating the amount of heat loss still water will experience through a run of insulated piping. The water in the tank is maintained at roughly 550°F saturated, and ...
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Calculating the flow rate of a siphon system

What i am looking for: I am looking for a formular to calculate the water output in $l/s$. My goal is to match a pump (pumping the water back up) with the following setup, to keep it going with as ...
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Finding Horizontal and Vertical Force on Bending Pipe

I did a Civil Engineering course some years ago and from my textbook I had a question on a bending pipe. The purpose of this question is to see if the way that I have calculated this is correct, as ...
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Find Torque and Force on Pipe with Bend

I did a Civil Engineering course some years ago and from my textbook I had a question on a pipe with a bend. Now I think I have the part of the question on force correct, but I am not sure how the ...
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Straight Pipe Thread

Is there any National Pipe Thread Straight (non-tapered, requires O-ring or compression olive) that is compatible, even loosely, with a machine thread threaded rod? I want to put a reducer on the end ...
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Trying to simulate the bending of a right angled pipe in solidworks

I have created a bent right angled tube in solid works. It has a constant inner diameter of 1" and thickness of 1/8". The tube is comprised of a straight portion 1 ft in length, followed by a 90 deg ...
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Determining the headloss according to Darcy-Weisbach with pipes in parallel and series

Given the following situation: Pipe A and B have a known and identical length and diameter, and are in parallel. I'm assuming the flow trough pipes A and B are also identical, as is the roughness of ...
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Ideas on optimization of DRA and energy consumption of a pipeline

I have a 200 mile pipeline with a few pump stations in between. I am trying to find ways to optimize the electricity and DRA consumption, and was wondering if anyone has ever done something similar ...
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Volumetric flow in a pipe from velocity

I think I'm missing something important here. For a fluid with a velocity $u$ in a pipe with cross section area $S$, the volumetric flow rate is equal to: $$Q_v = uS$$ If we now consider vectors, ...
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Connect heated copper tube in PVC tube

I have a copper tube that I'm heating (quite a lot) with a torch, I have to connect a PVC pipe in the entrance of the copper and one in the exit (so water can flow through the copper pipe). The only ...
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Negative head in Darcy's flow equation

This question appeared in my midterms. A pipe transports water from a storage tank A to storage tank B. Storage tank A is at an elevation of 20 m above B, the pipe length is 6.4 km. The present ...
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How to make sure a pipe does not take all of the water from a stream?

I am trying to design a pipe which takes water from a river and transports it to a reservoir. However, I do not want my pipe to take all of the water from stream, because that will create all sorts ...
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Determining the Steady Discharge Between Two Reservoirs

A uniform pipeline, $5km$ in length, $100mm$ in diameter and with a roughness size of $0.03mm$, conveys water between two reservoirs. The difference in water level between the reservoirs is $...
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How to create an algorithms for fitting a network of tubes into a cube? [closed]

How to create an algorithms for fitting a network of tubes with a range of diameters into a cube, with maximum volume in the tubes? Assume: 30 cm minimum square side 1 cm minimum pipe diameter 1 mm ...
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Simple way to duct a PVC pipe through a stainless steel sheet cover

I need to duct a PVC pipe (DN80) through a stainless steel sheet metal covering. The hole thing needs to be tight against stormwater. There's tons of products to duct pipes through thick walls, but I'...
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How to maintain a static negative pressure in a valve?

My target is to create a valve with multiple inlet capillaries. And my output is a pipe of a larger diameter. I do not want to use any electrical systems, and at the same time, I want to maintain ...
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Do nylon and rubber bushes usually come in sizes between steel pipe sizes?

I'm in Cambodia where I don't speak the lingo and I'm hoping to do a little DIY project. If I were to buy two different off the shelf steel tubes am I right in thinking that the most common nylon and ...
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Simplifying head loss across a piping network

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. ...
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What are the differences between compressor stations, pump stations, and booster stations?

I am doing some research on impacts related to natural gas compressor stations. In some states, I've received data for compressor stations alongside other facilities in the oil and gas world. These ...
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Can Swagelok SS ferrule be reused?

At times, the Swagelok SS Ferrules gets crimped tight into the SS pipe. In those cases, can these ferrules be forcefully removed and reused? Or was this a result of faulty installation?
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Elevation / pipeline Elevation calculation

We do inspections using a robotic camera in the pipeline. It’s tractor type camera. (Ref. photo) While driving the camera through the pipeline it gives us the camera tilt degree output. The camera ...
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What is a reference that i can use to find the interpretation of a symbol in a gas line schematic?

I have a schematic for some gas lines in a wafer processing unit. One of the symbols which occurs is a circle with an x in it that has the left and right quarters filled in to form two black ...
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Alternative to HDPE Piping for long range sea-water + water transport [closed]

Is there an alternative for the expensive HDPE Piping for long range sea water transport?
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Software options for simulating oil flow in small diameter pipes [closed]

I'm looking for 1D software packages that can simulate flows of oil (lubricant) in pipes of a small diameter (typically between 1mm to 12mm in diameter) and have found around 10+ possible candidates, ...
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Intuition behind pressure losses in pipes

From standard pipe-loss equations we know that features in piping systems, such as wall surface roughness, or valves along the pipe system, cause major and minor pressure losses respectively. However, ...
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Equivalent Lengths of Pipe for Laminar Flows

I have a pipe network with laminar flow (peak output from the pump gives a Reynolds number around 1100). I have some test data for the network and the results are really odd to me; I cannot explain ...
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Losses through holes drilled in a pipe

I asked a previous question about pipe t-junctions with pipes of varying diameters, and it got me wondering... How are losses handled and calculated in pipes with holes drilled directly into them? ...
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Flow in a T-Junction with pipes of different diameters

I have been trying to model a complex pipe network recently and have come across something I can't find any information on. In my model, I have been assigning equivalent lengths of pipe to various ...
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What is the use of a “ by pass ” [closed]

I'd like a simple explanation of the function of by pass, here is an image of the project am working on and if it can help clarify.
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Is there a way to reduce leaks and infrastructure damage when turning water on and off at the scale of city?

Cape Town, South Africa is experiencing an extremely serious drought, with estimates putting April 21, 2018 as the day that the city will be forced to shut off all municipal water supplies and begin ...
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How Can I Determine Multiple Discharges from a Pipe Network? (Knowing the Inlet Conditions)

I have little/no experience with pipe networks and have been searching for a methodology to calculate the discharge from multiple outlets of an oil pipe network with a single inlet. As far as i can ...
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Is the term “invert level” applicable as the “floor” of a pressure pipe or the bottom of the trench?

I have always used the term "invert level" as the "floor level" of pressure and gravity pipelines alike. A long section for pressure pipe from another engineer came across my desk where his "invert ...
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Oil refinery pipeline direct to gas stations

I know major oil pipelines do exists either underground or under the seabed. However, these usually move crude/unrefined oil from refinery to refinery. Yet we don't have refined petroleum or gas ...
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Estimating Potential Flow through a pipe, from tanks to outlet

I am working on a project for an amazing hot springs project in CA. As part of this project, the county is requiring that we provide our own fire suppression water. We have 3 tanks of 40,000gal each. ...
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Darcy-Weisbach Equation

I've come across two forms of the Darcy-Weisbach Equation, and each one seems to yield a different result when I am solving for $Q$ (flow). $$h_{f}=\frac{\lambda Lv^{2}}{2gD}$$ $$h_{f}=\frac{f LQ^{...
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Calculating discharge on the pipe diameter and the pressure?

Is it possible to сalculate discharge / flow rate on the pipe diameter and the pressure (for constant pressure)? For example: Pressure_internal = 5 bar, ...
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What is the pressure to secure certain temperature?

How to calculate the pressure needed for a pump to ensure a specific temperature in a pipe? For example, there is a pipe 100m long. A booster pump is needed to pump water with supply temperature 70 ...
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Leakage detection system along the pipe

I want to design a leakage detection system along the pipeline that will use differences in pressure of flowing liquid (change in pressure between two points). Which sensor I should use?
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Pipe wall thickness and production tolerances

I made a calculation for a pipe that needs to handle 1 MPa pressure. I based my calculation on ASME VIII div1 My calculation says that my pipe needs to be 3&...
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Minor Losses Pipeflow Momentum vs Steady Flow

First post in the engineering forum The Problem Statement I have designed a prototype agitator tank - its a circular square duct like pipe filled with incompressible liquid (acetone/water) which ...