Losses in steel pipe



1- Measurement of the pressure loss for laminar flow.

2- Measurement of the pressure loss for turbulent flow.

3- Measurements using a tube manometer.


The experimental set-up can be used on its own or with the Basic Hydraulics Bench. A supply of water is all that is required for operation. The unit is suitable for measuring pipe friction losses for laminar and turbulent flows. The experimental set-up is clearly laid out on a training panel. For investigations on laminar flow, a head tank is used for the water supply, whilst for turbulent flow, the supply is provided via the Basic Hydraulics Bench directly (or the water mains). The water flows through a pipe section; the flow is adjusted using reducing valves. The connection to the required measuring device is made via pressure tapings.