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Negative duct fitting coeffecient

  1. Sep 14, 2011 #1
    In the ASHRAE fitting database, there are negative duct fitting coefficients. I assume this means that that particular fitting will produce a pressure regain. However, I am unsure that it would be a static regain because:

    the formula is P(total)=C*P(velocity), and P(total) only can only drop as it travels thru a duct (downstream of the fan). Is this a contradition?

    So I am confused of what the negative means because of this contradiction. Anybody know?
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  3. Sep 14, 2011 #2


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    Are the inlet and outlet the same size?
  4. Sep 15, 2011 #3
    I have tried a range on inlet and outlet sizes. Some with the same and some with different sizes and a negative coefficient result.
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