The most diverse substances are transported and distributed in piping systems daily. They include aggressive fluids in the chemical industry, hydrocarbons in petrochemistry, or steam for energy transmission.
Chemical engineers who are designing these piping systems and specifying associated equipment like valves, pumps, and flow meters probably face more fluid flow problems than any other.
Pressure drop calculations help the engineer size pipes and ducts, determine performance requirements for pumps and fans, and specify control valves and flow meters.
And although the underlying theory is rather simple, its practical application can be confusing due to the empirical nature of important correlations, multiple methods for expressing parameters, many variable inputs, and alternative units of measurement.
Designed around a series of practical examples we work through to a solution, this unique training course is an essential guide to understanding the flow of fluids through pipes, valves, and fittings.
This understanding is a prerequisite for a successful design & flawless operation of your plant and piping system.
The course features five major items :
- In-depth information on the physical properties of fluids (weight density, specific gravity, viscosity, vapor pressure...) and how to calculate them using the Flow of Fluids Excel Workbook
- In-depth information on compressible and incompressible fluid flow through pipe, valves, pumps & flow meter devices (Orifice plates, Flow Nozzles & Venturi Meters) and how to calculate them using Flow of Fluids Excel Workbook
- An iterative method for sizing flow meters and valves
- An in-depth discussion on cavitation and choking in control valves
- A flow problem section with 25 concrete examples to help you practice and reinforce your understanding
Many images, equations, graphs, 3D animations, and solved flow problems can be found throughout, increasing the value of this course as an educational tool and industrial reference for personnel involved in the fluid handling industries.
So this course is not only of use to practicing and professional engineers to whom a knowledge of the behavior of fluids is of crucial importance in cost-effective design and efficient operation of process plants and piping systems but also intended as a study guide for undergraduates in process, chemical, petrochemical & petroleum engineering disciplines.
FLOW OF FLUIDS EXCEL WORKBOOK
To accompany this course and help you assess the flow of fluids, calculate pressure drops, size pipes, control valves, and flow meter devices, we have developed an Excel VBA-based engineering tool :
- Flow of Fluids Excel Workbook simulates the operation of small piping systems transporting liquids and industrial gases under various operating conditions.
- Flow of Fluids Excel Workbook is based on industry recognized principles and standards from ASME, HI, IEC, AWWA, ISA, and ANSI...
- Flow of Fluids Excel Workbook is easy-to-use and has a highly intuitive user interface.
The flow of Fluids Excel Workbook presents formulas and data for :
- Physical properties determination for various fluids (specific gravity, viscosity, vapor pressure...)
- Pressure drop and head loss calculations through pipes, fittings, and valves
- Flow calculations for incompressible and compressible fluids through pipes, fittings, valves, and pumps
- Sizing piping systems for incompressible and compressible fluids
- Flow resistance coefficients calculations for pipes, fittings, and valves
- Flow calculations for incompressible and compressible fluids through flow meters (Orifice Plates, Nozzles, and Venturi meters)
- Centrifugal pump calculation (Pump head, NPSH, Specific speed, affinity laws…)
- Converting variables and process parameters to numerous alternative units of measurement
- And much more...
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the main physical properties of fluids (viscosity, vapor pressure, specific gravity, weight density...)
- Understand the theory of flow in pipe: Laminar vs. Turbulent flow
- Understand and learn how to use the Bernoulli Theorem for pressure drop, head loss, or flow velocity assessment
- Learn how to calculate the pressure drop "dP" and the head loss "hL" through any piping system
- Learn how to determine the friction factor "f" of any piping system
- Learn how to calculate the flow of compressible and incompressible fluids in pipe
- Learn how to calculate the resistance coefficient "K" of any piping component (pipes, valves, bends, reducers, Tees, Wyes...)
- Learn what the flow coefficient "Cv" of a control valve means and how to use it in assessing flows and pressure drops
- Know what a control valve is and its main components
- Understand the theory of regulating flow with control valves
- Understand the concepts of cavitation and choking in control valves through graphics and 3D animations
- Learn how to size and select a control valve when designing and operating any piping system for both gases and liquids
- Understand the theory of flow measurement using differential pressure meters such as Orifice Plates, Flow Nozzles, and Venturi Meters
- Learn how to calculate the flow of compressible and incompressible fluids through Orifice Plates, Flow Nozzles, and Venturi Meters
- Learn how to size and select a flow meter when designing and operating any piping system for both gases and liquids
So with no further ado, check out the free preview videos and the course curriculum, and we look forward to seeing you in the first section.
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