pressure drop meaning

  "pressure drop" in a sentence

The decrease in fluid pressure between two ends of a duct or pipeline, between two points in a system, across valves and fittings, etc., due to frictional losses; in a water-piping system a drop in fluid pressure also occurs between two points as a result of the difference in elevation between the two points.


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  1. however, the pressure drop occurs almost completely in the plug.
  2. in this range, the pressure drop increases in proportion to the specific gravity of the mixture.
  3. when viscous forces predominate the flow is proportional to the pressure drop across the element.
  4. the inventory of solids in a fluidized bed can easily be found by pressure drop measurements across the bed.
  5. the correlation is considered to be an accurate method for the calculation of pressure drop in the pneumatic transport of solids.

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