Created by Ramachandran Seetharaman on 8 June, 2018

Real Application for reducing Pressure Drop?

Hello guys, I have few questions. I am interested to know the real application where the pressure drop has to minimized. Also can you tell me where the pressure drop also plays a major role. Does the heat exchanging capacity increase with the pressure drop or not.

2 Answers

Pressure drop is equivalent to a loss of a certain amount of energy in the flow, and reduction in pressure drop would be useful in all kinds of plumbing, power-plants, refrigeration systems.

Use bell mouth entries.
Use long radius elbows.
Do not use flexible ductwork.
Do not use abrupt expansions and contractions.