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Water loss calculation

  1. Mar 2, 2015 #1
    Good day. Help me with a formular/equation to calculate water loss in broken pipes, e.g. a 63mm PVC pipe broken and spilling water.
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  3. Mar 2, 2015 #2


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    Bernoulli's equation is a start.
  4. Mar 2, 2015 #3
    I'm usually one to suggest formulas and theory and all that, but if it's still leaking can you just time how long it takes to fill up a 5 gallon bucket?

    A 63 mm (2.5") pipe will generally carry somewhere in the range of 50-150 gpm in economic designs. Typically falling toward the middle of that range (100-125 gpm). Though of course there are many instances where flows are much higher or lower.
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