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Lesson 04 StaticHead
Lesson 04 StaticHead

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Published by: Omar Alkubaici on Jul 13, 2012
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API 510 Preparatory ClassAPI 510 Preparatory ClassLesson 4Lesson 4Hydrostatic Head PressureHydrostatic Head Pressure
What is hydrostatic head pressure? Let’s examine the wordsto better understand the meaning of hydrostatic.Hydro meaning liquidStatic meaning unchanging.Pressure is a force exerted over an area.Which of leads us to the following;It is a pressure that is generated by the weight of the liquiddue to gravity. The taller the height of a liquid column thegreater the force, which is expressed as pounds per squareinch (psi) for our purposes. The Hydro (liquid) of interest onthe exam is water, since it is the primary liquid we use for Hydrostatic testing. Other liquids can be and are used.
Hydrostatic Head of Water Overview
The hydrostatic head of water is part of our everyday lives.For example the water tower that supplies your home usesthe principle of “Hydrostatic Head” or gravity to push the water into your home and out of your faucets. Let’s have a look at agraphic of a water tower that will detail this principle.
Hydrostatic Head of Water  A Common Thing

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