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PAGE D Back Pressure Elbow Pipe REV.

02/02

HARCO MFG. CO 7700 S.W. 69 TH. Portland, OR 97223 USA

Tel: 503-244-7571 FAX 503-244-7589 E-mail: harco1@teleport.com Web site: www.hapco.org

Calculation of Back Pressure on Elbows, Flex Connectors and Pipes


Introduce CFM Introduce Temp (F) Introduce Diameter (in) Introduce length of Pipe (ft) Introduce Length of Flex Pipe (ft) 1500 70 6 100 10 Introduce # Short Radius Elbow Introduce # Long Radius Elbow Introduce # 45 Elbow Introduce # 90 Square Elbow 3 3 2 1

To obtain equivalent lenght of exhaust pipe ft : For Short Radius elbow R ! D : L1 ! 2.75 xD For Long Radius elbow R " 1.5 xD : L2 ! 1.67 xD
49.5 30.06 15 33 20 100

For 45 elbow : L3 ! 1.25 xD


For 90 square elbow : L4 ! 5.5 xD

For Flex Pipe : L5 ! 2 x Flex Lenght


Length of Pipe
Total Length

L ! ( L1  L2  L3  L4  L5  L6 )

247.56

Calculate Back Pressure

P!

.22 xLxQ2 ! D5 ( 460  T )

29.73

Where: P = Pressure Drop in inch H2O L = Total Length in Feet per Min. Q = Gas Flow Cubic Feet per Min. D = I.D. of pipe in inch T = Exhaust Temperatures F