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Pressure Loss in Piping Network System

The pressure loss in piping network system (also called the fluid flow system) demonstrates the pressure drop (energy loss) of a fluid traveling through a piping network. Pressure loss occurs in straight run piping as well as through various obstacles (elbows, sudden expansions/contractions, etc.). Students measure these pressure drops and compare these to the pressure drops predicted by Bernoulli’s equation.

Chemical Engineering Lab fluid flow system

Students at the fluid flow system    Students at the fluid flow system


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