Pressure Loss

In the practical analysis of piping systems the quantity of most importance is the pressure loss due to viscous effects along the length of the system, as well as additional pressure lossesarising from other technological equipments like, valves, elbows, piping entrances, fittings and tees.
At first, an extended Bernoulli’s equation must be introduced. This equation permits account of viscosity to be included in an empirical way and quantify this with a physical parameter known as the head loss.

Extended Bernoulli Equation


See also:

Pressure Loss Coefficient