Field Determination of Flow through a Pressure Regulating Valve

by Jorge A. Garcia, (M.ASCE),
Antonia M. Romero,



Abstract: This paper presents a computer methodology to calculate flow through a pressure regulating valve for different opening percentages and a given pressure differential. The methodology is implemented using simple spreadsheet computations and a manual calibration technique to fit a particular valve. A detailed description of the equations is also presented so that this methodology can be transferred to other computer programs.

Subject Headings: Valves | Pressurized flow | Regulated flow | Spreadsheets | Calibration

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