Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Pressure regulator flow rate

  1. Mar 2, 2015 #1
    Is flow rate at inlet of pressure regulator ( not relief valve) equal to flow rate at outlet ?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 2, 2015 #2

    Quantum Defect

    User Avatar
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member

    Mass is conserved, so the mass flow rate is the same at the inlet and outlet -- asssuming that there are no leaks on the high pressure side of things. Everything coming out of the high pressure tank shuld be going out at lower pressure on the outlet.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook