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What does “equivalent pipe length” mean?

Published date: 17 June 2019

Issue:
How do you measure equivalent pipe length.
Product line:
All Cooling Units.

Environment:
All versions.

Cause:
Install.

Resolution:
Equivalent pipe length, is a calculated numeric value that converts the friction losses assoc with valves, bends, fittings and fluid velocities to a representative length of straight pipe of a stated type (metal, plastic, etc) and diameter.  This calculation is used to select the proper pipe sizing for runs and riser pipes.  Note: The linear run of the piping is what is used to calculate the system charge.

 

 

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