Basic Pipeline Hydraulics

Basic Pipeline Hydraulics - Adam Pescatore BRAE-236...

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Adam Pescatore BRAE-236 10/11/2011 Lab 3 Basic Pipeline Hydraulics PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride, and it is one of the most commonly used pipes for irrigation in the United States today. Schedule 40 piping has a thinner wall than schedule 80, but they have the same diameter. The thicker wall is better for pumping water of higher pressures. Two systems of pipe sizing are IPS and PIP. PIP is usually used in agricultural practices. In this lab a simple system was put together with 100 ft. of 0.5 inches PVC piping and 6 elbows. The assembly of the system involved gluing the pipes together with PVC cement and primer. The primer was applied first, which allowed the cement to melt the plastic together. There were no problems with assembly in this lab and no leaks were noted to be in the system once it started pumping water. The pressure and flow rates of the system constructed were recorded by use of Schrader valves, (similar to the valves on a bicycle tire) and the Wade Rain flow meter. Figure 1 shows me obtaining a reading
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course BRAE 236 taught by Professor Styles during the Fall '08 term at Cal Poly.

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