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# Verification of main steam line pipe size

subject a

steam

line

is

from

the

boiler

distribution

Mill.

This line is where the 250 psig steam

passes and goes to different turbine drives of the mill and auxiliaries.

Given: Steam @ 250 psig 506°F 60 TPH flow through the pipe 100 m estimated length a) Compute for pipe size, D, using average velocity from Table 14-16 p. 603 Power Plant Eng’g by Morse), Flow area of pipe = mass flow (mf)/ density (δ) x velocity (v) where: mf = 60 (2200) /60 = 2200 lb/min δ = 1 / specific vol. @ 265 psig & 505°F = = v π D² / 4 1 / 2.0362 cu.ft/lb 0.4911 lb/cu.ft

= 3000 m/min or 9840 ft/min

= 2200 / 0.4911 x 9840

605 Power Plant Eng’g by Morse) and ΔP is 5 psi.D b) = 0. say 10 ” Compute for pipe size using allowable pressure drop.3516 kg/cm² 0. 9.3048)² = 29 m/sec recomputed ΔP recomputed ΔP = 4 psi (using 12” pipe) = 8 psi (using 10” pipe) .285 m or nearest is 12” diameter = 2.7613 ft.14-11 p.694)/D²]² 0.2 = 7.136 in.694 m³/sec /D² g = 9. ΔP For the flow of steam or air (eq.81 m/sec² D = pipe diameter in m ΔP = 0.0054 L = 100 m d = 0.875 kg/m³ v = 2.28) / 2. ΔP = f L d v² / 5000 g D kg/cm² where: f = coefficient of friction = 0.4911 (35.875) [2.81) (D) D v = 0.694 / (0.0054 (100)(7.3516 = 5000 (9.

.Choose 12” diameter pipe as taken from pressure drop method rather than 10” as obtained from velocity method to reduce pressure drop.