Pressure losses

Pressure losses are pressure differences caused by wall friction (in pipes) and current resistance (in fittings and valves). The flow velocity of the conveyed fluid as well as the size, shape and surface properties of the pipe influence the possible pressure losses. In order to keep pressure losses as low as possible, large pipe diameters and flow velocities are needed. The consideration of these losses allows for an optimal design of the centrifugal pump as well as the efficiency of the entire system.

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