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Minor Loss K-Factor

INSTED/Database allows you to access the minor loss K-factors associated with the numerous types of minor losses (pressure losses) that a fluid may experience as it flows through various geometric fittings in a piping system. Each fitting has a minor loss K-factor associated with it.

The required input is a specification of the type of fitting. Other data that may be required include the diameter of a pipe or the angle of opening for some valves. For instance, for the convergent nozzle, the value of the inlet and outlet diameters may be required. Editboxes are presented for you to specify the values of any required data.

Note that the Series Piping System program is also designed to access the minor loss K-factors from INSTED/Database.

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Minor loss k-factor

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