Piping systems

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

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Piping Systems
Equivalent length key pipe components
Singularity coefficient key pipe components
Partially filled pipe
Sonic Velocity
Valves types
Valves Cv
Control valve sizing for gases
Pressure safety valves
Colebrook correlation
Churchill correlation
Velocity in pipes
Flow regimes
Orifice calculations

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)

Recommended singularity coefficients of common valves and other piping components

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 – 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 – Velocity in pipes

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