The purpose of this Tech Brief is to raise awareness of the importance of, and how to calculate velocity. Specifically that,
Note: Solenoid valve maximum inlet and back pressure rating are not to provide a maximum pressure drop value across the valve. Volume and velocity must be considered as equally important data as the pressure ratings.
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Understanding Flow Rate, Pressure Drop, and Cv Factor.
Effects of Water Hammer and Pulsations
Online Pressure Drop Calculator
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