The total pressure drop in the pipe is typically calculated using these five steps. (1) Determine the total length of all horizontal and vertical straight pipe runs. (2) Determine the number of valves and fittings in the pipe. For example, there may be two gate valves, a 90o elbow and a flow thru tee. (3) Determine the means of incorporating the valves and fittings into the Darcy equation. To accomplish this, most engineers use a table of equivalent lengths. This table lists the valve and fitting and an associated length of straight pipe of the same diameter, which will incur the same pressure loss as that valve or fitting. For example, if a 2” 90o elbow were to produce a pressure drop of 1 psi, the equivalent length would be a length of 2” straight pipe that would also give a pressure drop of 1 psi. The engineer then multiplies the quantity of each type of valve and fitting by its respective equivalent length and adds them together. (4) The total equivalent length is usually added to the total straight pipe length obtained in step one to give a total pipe equivalent length. (5) This total pipe equivalent length is then substituted for in Equation 2 to obtain the pressure drop in the pipe.

One of the most basic calculations performed by any process engineer, whether in design or in the plant, is line sizing and pipeline pressure loss. Typically known are the flow rate, temperature and corresponding viscosity and specific gravity of the fluid that will flow through the pipe. These properties are entered into a computer program or spreadsheet along with some pipe physical data (pipe schedule and roughness factor) and out pops a series of line sizes with associated Reynolds Number, velocity, friction factor and pressure drop per linear dimension. The pipe size is then selected based on a compromise between the velocity and the pressure drop. With the line now sized and the pressure drop per linear dimension determined, the pressure loss from the inlet to the outlet of the pipe can be calculated.

Calculating Pressure Drop

The most commonly used equation for determining pressure drop in a straight pipe is the Darcy Weisbach equation. One common form of the equation which gives pressure drop in terms of feet of head { hL} is given by:
The term is commonly referred to as the Velocity Head.

Another common form of the Darcy Weisbach equation that is most often in units of psi/100 ft, the value of 100 replaces L in Equation 2. To obtain pressure drop used by engineers because it gives pressure drop in units of pounds per square inch (psi) is:

An Example

The fluid being pumped is 94% Sulfuric Acid through a 3”, Schedule 40, Carbon Steel pip
Mass Flow Rate, lb/hr: Volumetric Flow Rate, gpm: Density, lb/ft3: S.G. Viscosity, cp: Temperature, oF: Pipe ID, in: Velocity, fps: Reynold's No: Darcy Friction Factor, (f) Pipe: Pipe Line ∆P/100 ft. Friction Factor at Full Turbulence (ƒt): Straight Pipe, ft:

63,143 70 112.47 1.8 10 127 3.07 3.04 12,998 0.03 1.31 0.02 31.5

90o Long Radius Elbow Branch Tee Swing Check Valve Plug Valve 3” x 1” Reducer4 TOTAL


Leq2, 3

K1, 2 =¦t Quantity Total Leq Total K (L/D)

20 60 50 18 None5

5.1 15.3 12.8 4.6 822.69

0.36 1.08 0.9 0.32 57.92

2 1 1 1 1

10.23 15.34 12.78 4.6 822.68 865.63

0.72 1.08 0.9 0.32 57.92 60.94

1. K values and Leq/D are obtained from reference 1. 2. K values and Leq are given in terms of the larger sized pipe. 3. Leq is calculated using Equation 5 above. 4. The reducer is really an expansion; the pump discharge nozzle is 1” (Schedule 80) but the connecting pipe is 3”. In piping terms, there are no expanders, just reducers. It is standard to specify the reducer with the larger size shown first. The K value for the expansion is calculated as a gradual enlargement with a 30o angle.

5. There is no L/D associated with an expansion or contraction. The equivalent length must be back calculated from the K value using Equation 5 above.

Typical Equivalent Length Method Straight Pipe ∆P, psi Total Pipe Equivalent Length ∆P, psi Not applicable 11.73

K Value Method 0.41 Not Applicable

K Values . he takes the risk of falling into the trap when confronted by a pumping situation as shown above. the equivalent length of the reducer had to be backcalculated using equation 5. As we saw above. the pipeline friction factor would be closer to the friction factor at full turbulence and the error would not be so great.83 7.24 The line pressure drop is greater by about 4. should be done in a correct and consistent manner. if at all significant. psi Not applicable 11. like all calculations.5 psi (about 62%) using the typical equivalent length method (adding straight pipe length to the equivalent length of the fittings and valves and using the pipe line fiction factor in Equation 1).73 6. and they would be correct.Valves and Fittings ∆P. psi Total Pipe ∆P. However hydraulic calculations. we had to use ƒt and K. If the engineer gets into the habit of performing hydraulic calculations using fundamentally incorrect equations. Another point to consider is how the engineer treats a reducer when using the typical equivalent length method. Why not use these for the rest of the fittings and apply the calculation correctly in the first place? Final Thoughts . To do this. One can argue that if the fluid is water or a hydrocarbon.

410. His argument was that the equivalent length in pipe diameters (L/D) and K was indeed a function of Reynolds Number (at flow rates less than that obtained at fully developed turbulent flow) and the exact geometries of smaller valves and fittings. . K for a given valve or fitting is a combination of two Ks. Values for K1 can be found in the reference article2 and pressure drop is then calculated using Equation 7. and the other being defined as the K of the valve or fitting at a Reynolds Number equal to 1. Hooper2 suggested a 2-K method for calculating the pressure loss contribution for valves and fittings. The two are related by the following equation: K = K1 / NRE + KΨ (1 + 1/D) The term (1+1/D) takes into account scaling between different sizes within a given valve or fitting group. 410 first discussed and used the two-friction factor method for calculating the total pressure drop in a piping system (ƒ for straight pipe and ƒt for valves and fittings). For flow in the fully turbulent zone and larger size valves and fittings. Since then. designated KΨ.The 1976 edition of the Crane Technical Paper No. K becomes consistent with that given in CRANE. one being the K found in CRANE Technical Paper No. designated K1.

. Darby states that the 2-K method does not accurately represent the effect of scaling the sizes of valves and fittings. but most engineers inclined to use the K method instead of the Equivalent Length method still use the procedures given in CRANE. The latest 3-K method comes from data reported in the recent CCPS Guidlines4 and appears to be destined to become the new standard. He suggests adding a third K term to the mix.Darby3 expanded on the 2-K method. The use of the 2-K method has been around since 1981 and does not appear to have “caught” on as of yet. The reader is encouraged to get a copy of this article. Some newer commercial computer programs allow for the use of the 2-K method. we shall see.

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Carbon Steel pipe: .The calculation of the linear pressure loss. edule 40. that corresponding to the general flow in a rectilinear conduit. is given by the following general formula: ∆p = pressure loss in Pa Λ = friction factor (a number without dimension) p = density of water in kg/m3 V = flow rate in m/s D = pipe diameter in m L = pipe length in m The expression above shows that calculations of pressure losses rest entirely on the determination of the coefficient L.





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. e x 10-6 feet Pipe Material micron (unless noted) drawn brass 5 1. These values are for new pipes.22600.000 0.9 to 9 mm roughness e by the pipe diameter D. age Absolute Roughness.5 commercial steel 150 45 wrought iron 150 45 asphalted cast iron pipe 400 120 galvanized Relative iron 500 150 roughness is cast iron by 850 0.Included here is a sampling of absolute pipe roughness e data taken from Binder (1973).9 to computed wood stave 600 to 3000 mm 1000 to dividing the concrete 10.000 0.3 to 3 mm 3000 to absolute riveted steel 30.5 copper 5 1.

S. GPM 500 750 1000 1250 3"WI 2½" CPL 13 3 32 6 56 10 87 15 Add 5 P.Example: FIRE HOSE Friction Loss Charts P.5 5 4" ------------1. Per 100' Single Line Hose U.5 35 5 62 8 --13 Add 5 P.I.S. Per 100' Dual Line Hose U. GPM 30 60 95 125 150 200 250 1" 26 ------------1½" 4 9 22 38 54 ----1¾" 2½" 3" ------1 2 3.S. 1900 2850 3800 4750 P.S.I.5 --6 1 14 2 25 3.S. Per Storey 3" 2 4 7.5 1. Per Siamese or Wye 10 P.S.I.S. Per Portable Monitor 2½" Kpa Per 30 Meter Dual Line 76mm 65mm CPL 90 20 220 40 390 70 600 100 Add 30 Kpa Per Siamese or Wye 70 Kpa Per Monitor 65mm .5 12 Hose L/Min.I.I.

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nd Threaded Fittings Angle valve. feet 4 8 12 15 18 22 28 34 40 50 55 70 80 The Reynolds number is defined is: According to kinematics viscosity According to dynamics viscosity .

(legal system (S. the nature or the surface quality of the interior walls of the lines does not intervene in the calculation of the pressure loss. The higher kinematic viscosity will be and the more difficult it will be to move the fluid in the pipe. The viscosity of a fluid is a characteristic which makes it possible to determine resistance to the movement of the fluid. Kinematics viscosity (v is the ratio of dynamic viscosity on the density of the fluid.s or (kg/m S) p = density of water in kg/m3 Loss pressure Laminar flow (Re £ 2000) In rate of laminar.I) in m²/s = 1000000 centistokes) µ = viscosity dynamic of water Pa. Kinematics viscosity in m2/s kinematics viscosity in mm²/s (or centistokes) v = kinematics viscosity in mm²/s (or centistokes) .s (or kg/m.V = flow rate in m/s d = pipe diameter in mm v = viscosity of water in mm²/s (or centistokes) (legal System (S.s = One tenth of a poise = 10 poises) Reynolds number is inversely proportional to kinematics viscosity. The loss pressure is determined by the following function: .s) (kg/m.I) in m²/s = 1000000 centistokes or mm²/s) p = density in kg/m3 V =speed in m/s D = hydraulic diameter of the pipe in m µ = dynamic viscosity in Pa.

015 0.002 PVC pipe Stainless steel Steel commercial pipe Stretched steel Weld steel Galvanized steel Rusted steel New cast iron Worn cast iron Rusty cast iron Sheet or asphalted cast iron Smoothed cement Ordinary concrete Coarse concrete 0.09 0.5 0. the factor of friction is translated by the formula of Colebrook considered as that which translates best the phenomena of flow into turbulent mode.045 à 0. oils. stainless 0. d = pipe diameter in mm.e. between 2000 and 4000 Reynolds the formula of computation employed will be treated in the manner that in situation of mode of turbulent flow. lead. In rate of turbulent.15 0.015 0.045 0. i. Usual value index of roughness (k) in mm Nature of interior surface Index roughness K Copper.3 1 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 . such as the crude oil. fuel oil. consequently search can be done only by successive approaches (iterative calculation) With: Λ = friction factor (a number without dimension) D = pressure loss coefficient.25 to 0.015 0. k = index of roughness of the pipe.5 1. etc. Turbulent flow (Re > 2000) In the critical zone.001 to 0.01 to 0.5 to 2.0015 0. Re = Reynolds number.Λ = friction factor (a number without dimension) Re = Reynolds number The laminar flow meets in practice only in the transport and the handling of the viscous fluids.8 to 1.1 to 1 0. brass. It is noted that this formula is in implicit form.8 0.

130 225 350 475 570 760 950 25mm 180 ------------38mm 44mm 65mm --7 14 24 35 55 90 76mm ------7 14 24 35 100mm ------------10 28 10 60 40 150 95 260 170 370 240 --425 ----Add 30 Kpa Per Storey eter Dual Line 76mm 14 28 50 85 Siamese or Wye er Monitor . 120 l/min Kpa Per 30 Meter Single Line Hose L/Min. kinematics viscosity (into centistokes) varies in the following way: t = temperature at 0°C a = percentage of glycol Pipe dia.16 17 Well planed wood Ordinary wood 5 1 Influence rate of antifreeze (glycol) In the case of an addition of antifreeze (glycol) to water. [d mm.] = Flow Rate l/min = Flow velocity [m/s] = Viscosity [mm^2/s] = 50 120 #DIV/0! 50 mm PVC pipe.


25% (40°F) 0 NOTE: 1.02 Friction Loss1 (Hf) = 0. clear (40°F) 0 Water.1 Ft Friction Factor2 (f) = 0. 25% (60°F) 0 Propylene Glycol. cement lined 0 Plastic 0 Fiberglass 0 Visit us at http://www. Aqueous solution.63 Ft 1.52 Ft/s Kinematic Viscosity = 0 Ft2/s Pipe Parameters Inside Diameter = 4. SyncroFlo. 25% (40°F) 0 Ethylene Glycol.03 Inches Length = 100 Ft Absolute Roughness = 0 Ft Output Data Flow Rate = 100 GPM Reynold's Number = 69527.96 Velocity Head (Hv) = 0. The information contained on this chart has been carefully prepared and is believed to be correct. 35% (20°F)1 0 1 Ethylene Glycol.52 Ft/s Reynold's Number (Re) = 69527.03 Inches 100 Ft 0 Ft Velocity (V) = 2. .syncroflo.96 Velocity Head (Hv) = 0.02 Friction Loss1 = 0. Friction head loss calculation based on Darcy-Weisbach equation. concentration in volume percent.63 Ft Input Data Fluid Parameters Velocity = 2. clear (32°F) 0 Water.1 Ft 2 Friction Factor = 0. tar coated 0 Cast iron. Common Fluid Properties Fluid Kinematic Viscosity. Friction factor calculation based on approximated Colebrook equation (Swamee-Jain equation) when Re>5000. v (Ft2/s) Water. 35% (20°F)1 0 1 Propylene Glycol. ε (Ft) Material Steel and wrought iron 0 Cast iron 0 Galvanized steel and iron 0 Copper and brass 0 Cast iron. clear (60°F) 0 Copyright © 2003. Common Piping Material Properties Specific Roughness. 2.Pipe Head Loss Calculator Input Data Fluid Parameters Flow rate (Q) = Kinematic Viscosity (v) = Pipe Parameters Inside Diameter (D) = Length (L) = Specific Roughness (ε) = Output Data 100 GPM 0 Ft /s 2 4. Inc. 5% (68°F) 0 Saltwater. SyncroFlo makes no warranties regarding this information and is in no way responsible for loss incurred from the use of such information. clear (85°F) 0 Saltwater.

with answers rounded to 3 significant figures. ρ: Fluid viscosity (dynamic).Wall drag and changes in height lead to pressure drops in pipe fluid flow. The pipe is assumed to be relatively straight (no sharp bends).) Note that a positive ∆z means that B is higher than A. µ: þÿ þÿ þÿ þÿ þÿ þÿ þÿ þÿ þÿkPa þÿm/s þÿcm þÿm/m þÿm þÿm þÿkg/l þÿcP Answers . e/D: Pipe length from A to B. D: Pipe relative roughness. such that changes in pressure are due mostly to elevation changes and wall friction. L: Elevation gain from A to B. ∆z: Fluid density. (The default calculation is for a smooth horizontal pipe carrying water. whereas a negative ∆z means that B is lower than A. Inputs Pressure at A (absolute): Average fluid velocity in pipe. V: Pipe diameter. enter the parameters below. To calculate the pressure drop and flowrates in a section of uniform pipe running from Point A to Point B.

V is the average fluid velocity. ρ is the fluid density. Refine your velocity guess until the calculated pressure drop matches your data.85 kg/s Select desired output units for next calculatio n.Reynolds Number. þÿkPa þÿl/s þÿkg/s Calculate Again Hint: To Calculate a Flowrate Default Value s You can solve for flowrate from a known pressure drop using this calculator (instead of solving for a pressure drop from a known flowrate or velocity).5 kPa Pressure Drop: 4. Proceed by guessing the velocity and inspecting the calculated pressure drop.0180 Pressure at B: 95. where p is the pressure. and g is the gravity acceleration constant. z is the pipe elevation above some datum. . R: 1. Equations used in the Calculation Changes to inviscid. incompressible flow moving from Point A to Point B along a pipe are described by Bernoulli's equation.50 kPa Volume Flowrate: 7. f: 0.85 l/s Mass Flowrate: 7.00 × 105 Friction Factor.

No energy is lost in such a flow. .Bernoulli's equation states that the total head h along a streamline (parameterized by x) remains constant. one can keep track of this lost head by introducing another term (called viscous head) into Bernoulli's equation to get. such that the total head h stays constant. For real viscous fluids. This means that velocity head can be converted into gravity head and/or pressure head (or viceversa). we then know that the fluid velocity V stays c where L is the pipe length between points A and B. and velocity heads. gravity. For pipe flow.zA). Still. Still. and ∆z is the change in pipe elevation (zB . the total head h (or energy) remains constant. By continuity. where D is the pipe diameter. mechanical energy is converted into heat (in the viscous boundary layer along the pipe walls) and is lost from the flow. we assume that the pipe diameter D stays constant. viscous head slowly accumulates taking available head away from the pressure. Note that ∆z will be negative if the pipe at B is lower than at A. Therefore one cannot use Bernoulli's principle of conserved head (or energy) to calculate flow parameters. As the flow moves down the pipe.

The viscous head term is scaled by the pipe friction factor f. The relative roughness e/D is therefore the size of the bumps compared to the diameter of the pipe. It then computes the friction factor f by direct substitutio . f is determined from experimental curve fits. For laminar flow (R < 2000 in pipes). One such fit is provided by Colebrook. f depends on the Reynolds Number R of the pipe flow. The roughness measure e is the average size of the bumps on the pipe wall. For turbulent flow (R > 3000 in pipes). The solutions to this equation plotted versus R make up the popular Moody Chart for pipe flow. The calculator above first computes the Reynolds Number for the flow. The answer is. f can be deduced analytically. Note that perfectly smooth pipes would have a roughness of zero. For commercial pipes this is usually a very small number. In general.


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there may be two gate valves. (4) The total equivalent length is usually added to the total straight pipe length obtained in step one to give a total pipe equ (5) This total pipe equivalent length is then substituted for L in Equation 2 to obtain the pressure drop in the pipe . a 90o elbow and a (3) Determine the means of incorporating the valves and fittings into the Darcy equation. For example.Design 1: (1) Determine the total length of all horizontal and vertical straight pipe runs. 2) Determine the number of valves and fittings in the pipe.

essure drop in the pipe . a 90o elbow and a flow thru tee. n step one to give a total pipe equivalent length.o gate valves.

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