Development of a Test Rig for the Determination of Headloss and Friction Factor of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipes

Musa, N.A., Jiya, J. Y, Aderoju T.K.


This paper reports the design, construction and performance evaluation  of a test rig for determining the head loss and friction factor of PVC pipes of different diameters (13mm, 19mm and 25mm) transporting water. On performance evaluation, friction factors of 0.0121, 0.0396 , 0.0171 and head losses of 37.8mm, 25.2mm and 12.6mm for 13mm, 19mm, and 25mm diameter PVC pipes respectively were obtained.

Keywords: Head loss, friction factor, PVC pipes, test rig, water


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