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MAJOR LOSSES IN PIPE (LOSSES DUE TO FRICTION)
Major and minor losses associated with pipe flow in piping networks helps in determining the
pumping power requirements, material and fittings selection. A good understanding of such
losses helps engineers in designing optimum fluid distribution systems, process plants etc.
This apparatus is designed to introduce students to major flow losses (Frictional) in Pipes.
The following types of test pipes are generally provided with the apparatus:-
(ALSO OPTIONAL - OPEN UNION TO FIT ANY TEST PIPE)
A flow control valve permits variation of flow rate through the circuit. Pressure tapings are incorporated so that the head loss characteristics of each pipe may be measured. These tapings are connected to an manometer bank incorporating a manifold with air bleed valve. The circuit and manometer are attached to a support framework.