Piping systems

Pressure drop, friction coefficient, valves, flow regimes and more

Section summary

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Piping Systems
# Partially filled pipe
# Sonic Velocity
# Valves types
# Valves Cv
# Control valve sizing for gases
# Pressure safety valves

Piping – Pressure drop of key piping components (equivalent length)

Recommended equivalent length of common valves and other piping components

Piping – Pressure drop of key piping components (singularity coefficient) in turbulent flow

Recommended K friction coefficients of common valves and other piping components

Piping – Pressure drop of key piping components (singularity coefficient) in laminar flow

Recommended K friction coefficients of common valves and other piping components for LAMINAR flow

Piping – Partially filled pipe

Volume of liquid in a partially filled pipe

Piping - Sonic velocity

Sonic velocity definition and calculation

Piping – Valves types

Introduction to valves types commonly used in Process Engineering

Piping - Valves Cv

Recommended flow coefficients for common process valves

Piping - Valves Capacity

Calculation of valves flow capacities

Piping – Valves characteristics

Introduction to the different types of valves characteristics

Piping – Control valve sizing for gases

Calculation of control valves for service with gases

Piping – Pressure safety valve sizing

Calculation of pressure safety valve sizing

Piping – Hydrostatic

Calculation of hydrostatic pressure

Piping - Toricelli formula

Calculation with Toricelli formula

Piping – Reynolds number

Calculation of Reynolds number

Piping – Hydraulic Diameter

Calculation of hydraulic diameter

Piping – Friction factor

Introduction to friction factor for pressure drop calculation

Piping – Fanning and Moody friction factors

Make the difference between Fanning and Moody's friction factors

Piping – Friction factor correlation (Colebrook)

Calculation of the friction factor by the correlation of Colebrook

Piping – Friction factor correlation (Churchill)

Calculation of the friction factor by the explicit correlation of Churchill

Piping - Pressure drop calculation

Calculation of the pressure drop through a pipe for a single phase flow

Piping – Fluid velocity in pipes, calculation and recommendation

Recommended velocity to in pipes

Piping – Flow regimes

The different flow regimes in pipes as a function of Reynolds number

Piping – Orifice calculation

Calculation of orifice, flow capacity and pressure drop