General Pressure Loss Component: When and How to Use it

General Pressure Loss component in PIPENET can be used to model any item for which the pressure loss against the flowrate is known or can be guessed.  Examples are heat exchangers, filters and orifice plates.

Method 1:  Input a table into the library.

The resistance factor (K) is variable and depends on the flowrate. If the data for the flowrate and pressure loss is available, input it into the library for General Pressure Loss component:

Method 2:  Direct input.

The resistance factor (K) is constant. Input a reference flowrate and pressure loss direct into the properties window for General Pressure Loss component: