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ORIFICE CALCULATIONS FOR COMPRESSIBLE FLOW TY

Based on Mink, Chem. Eng Aug 25, 1980, p91 Nom.


Size
INPUT DATA
01 Inlet Pressure P1 3935.00 psig
1
02 Pressure Drop dP 1775.00 psi
03 Inlet Density @ P1 rho 13.1500 lb/ft3
04 Ratio of Specific Heats k 1.620 -
05 Pipe Inside Diameter (Inlet) DI 4.1250 inch
1.5
06 Orifice Designation 0.0000 in2
OR
07 Orifice Bore d 0.9540 inch

CALCULATIONS
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08 Orifice Diameter d 0.9540 inch
09 Inlet Pressure P1 3949.70 psia
10 Orifice Area 0.7148 in2
11 Critical Pressure Ratio 0.4938 -
2.5
12 Flow Critical? No -
13 Beta d/DI 0.2313 -
14 Y 0.8860 -
15 Flow Rate m 40.16 lb/sec
3
16 Flow Rate m 144570 lb/h

TAG
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AREA CALCULATOR
Enter d A= 0.000
Enter r A= 0.000
A = Πr2 5
r= 0.000
Enter A
d= 0.000

Notes:
1) You may enter a standard Relief Valve Orifice Designation on Line 6 OR
you may enter an actual orifice bore on Line 7. In order for the Bore size
to be used in the calculation, the Orifice Designation field must be blank.

2) Watch for the error indication on Beta. Beta cannot be greater than 1.
3) Inlet density rho is at inlet conditions.
TYPICAL PIPE DIMENSIONS Lookup Table

Nom.
Sch. OD ID Sch. OD ID Desig. Area Dia.
Size
40 1.049 40 6.065 A
80 0.957 80 5.761 B
1.315 6 6.625
160 0.815 160 5.189 C
XXS 0.599 XXS 4.897 D 0.110 0.374
40 1.610 40 7.981 E 0.196 0.500
80 1.500 80 7.625 F 0.307 0.625
1.900 8 8.625
160 1.338 120 7.189 G 0.503 0.800
XXS 1.100 160 6.813 H 0.785 1.000
40 2.067 40 10.020 I
80 1.939 80 9.564 J 1.287 1.280
2.375 10 10.750
160 1.689 120 9.064 K 1.838 1.530
XXS 1.503 160 8.500 L 2.853 1.906
40 2.469 40 11.938 M 3.600 2.141
80 2.323 80 11.376 N 4.340 2.351
2.875 12 12.750
160 2.125 120 10.750 O
XXS 1.771 160 10.126 P 6.380 2.850
40 3.068 40 13.126 Q 11.050 3.751
80 2.900 80 12.500 R 16.000 4.514
3.500 14 14.000
160 2.626 120 11.814 S
XXS 2.300 160 11.188 T 26.000 5.754
40 4.026 40 XS 15.000 U
80 3.826 80 14.314 V
4.500 16 16.000
160 3.438 120 13.564 W
XXS 3.152 160 12.814 X
40 5.047 40 16.876 Y
80 4.813 80 16.126 Z
5.556 18 18.000
160 4.313 120 15.250
XXS 4.063 160 14.438