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Pressure Drop In Pipe Lines For Compressed Air:comparison Between Experimental And Theoretical Analysis

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AFM980041

Volume

18

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

711 kb

Author(s)

M. Carello, A. Ivanov & L. Mazza

Abstract

Pressure drop in pipe lines for compressed air: comparison between experimental and theoretical analysis M. Carello, A. Ivanov, L. Mazza / ,70729 Tbrmo , Abstract In this paper a test methodology to determine the flow parameters, such as pressure drop and flow-rate, in straight pipes for compressed air is presented. The experimental test were carried out using a properly instrumented test bench and the curves pressure drop vs. flow-rate, varying the upstream pressure, were obtained. The tests were made on pipes with different internal diameters, corresponding to common industrial size. A theoretical analysis of the pressure drop losses was carried out taking into account Blasius and Prandtl formulations. This approach provides a formula that, considering the roughness and the internal diameter of the pipe, the test conditions (pressure, temperature, density), allows us to calculate the pressure losses at different flow-rate. The formula per

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