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What is a scrumple unit? (pressure)

  1. Nov 8, 2012 #1
    what is a "scrumple" unit? (pressure)

    "what size of circular pipe is needed to produce a flowrate of 250 firkins per fortnight when there is a pressure drop of 3x10^5 scrumples per square barleycorn? the pipe is horizontal."

    I couldn't find what a scrumple was on google, does anyone know? (barleycorn = length, fortnight = time, firkin = mass)
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  3. Nov 9, 2012 #2


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    Re: what is a "scrumple" unit? (pressure)

    I think 'scrumple' is a typo which should read 'scruple'. One scruple is 1/24 of an apothecary's ounce.
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