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How to calculate volume of oil released from a pinhole ?

  1. Oct 21, 2015 #1
    How to calculate volume of oil spill release from a pinhole of pipeline?
    I dont find anything about applicable method to solve this case (pinhole leakage), i just find calculation of pipeline rupture
    Thank You
     
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  3. Oct 22, 2015 #2

    jedishrfu

    Staff: Mentor

    Do you know the diameter of the pinhole and the pressure of the fluid?

    I think you need those two items at the very least to properly compute it.

    If I had a pinhole leak in a garden hose, I'd catch the water in a bucket of known volume and time how long it took to fill it up and from there I could get the gallons per minute leakage.
     
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