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Homework Help: Pressure drop in bend pipe

  1. Jun 16, 2009 #1
    I have a centrifugal pump that gives flow of 56 lit/min at 50 psi.
    Media: clear water, Temp. ambt
    The discharge pipe size: 1 1/2", Material: SS
    Total pipe length: 14 feet

    At 3 feet from pump discharge there is 90 degree bend and again at 6feet there is 90 degree bend. My question is what would be the pressure drop due to bends.
    and how to calculate that...
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  3. Jun 16, 2009 #2


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    Welcome to PF.

    It will help if you have the pressure loss coefficient for the bends.

    Here is a link that might help point you in the right direction:
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