# Design Criteria

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3’ Frictional Pressure Drop per 100’ Pipe Length with a Maximum Velocity of 10 ft/sec

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Friction Loss for CLOSED Piping Systems: Schedule 40 Steel

Source: Carrier Systems Design

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2 Friction Loss for OPEN Piping Systems: Schedule 40 Steel Source: Carrier Systems Design 2 .Design Criteria: 3’ Frictional Pressure Drop per 100’ Pipe Length with a Maximum Velocity of 10 ft/sec Figure .

& M Source: Carrier Systems Design 3 . L.3 Friction Loss for Copper Piping Systems: Types K.Design Criteria: 3’ Frictional Pressure Drop per 100’ Pipe Length with a Maximum Velocity of 10 ft/sec Figure .

Example: 6800 lbs per hour of steam flow in a 2 ½ inch pipe at 100 psig pressure.17 ASHRAE 4 . What is the pressure (psi) drop per 100 ft length of pipe and the flow velocity? Answer: psi/100’ = 11 velocity = 32.000 fpm Steam Flow Rates at Various Pressures and Velocities for Schedule 40 Pipe Source: Figure .

000 fpm Figure – 19 Steam flow at 50 psig Source: ASHRAE Design Criteria: 1.75 psi per 100 ft pipe Max Vel = 6.0 psi per 100 ft pipe Max Vel = 8.000 fpm 5 .Figure – 18 Steam flow at 30 psig Source: ASHRAE Design Criteria: 0.

0 psi per 100 ft pipe Max Vel = 10.000 fpm 6 .Figure – 20 Steam flow at 100 psig Source: ASHRAE Design Criteria: 2.000 fpm Figure – 21 Steam flow at 150 psig Source: ASHRAE Design Criteria: 2.0 psi per 100 ft pipe Max Vel = 10.

0 psi per 100 ft pipe Max Vel = 10.Figure – 20 Steam flow at 100 psig Source: ASHRAE Design Criteria: 2.0 psi per 100 ft pipe Max Vel = 10.000 fpm Figure – 21 Steam flow at 150 psig Source: ASHRAE Design Criteria: 2.000 fpm 7 .

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