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How do we calculate the pressure drop of the inlet and outlet line of the reboiler?
12/07/2018 A: Jignesh Joshi, EOL, jignesh.joshi1980@gmail.com
Is the pressure drop formula the same for horizontal and vertical pipelines? If not, how do we calculate the pressure drop of vertical pipelines?
05/07/2018 A: Ralph Ragsdale, Ragsdale Refining Courses, ralph.ragsdale@att.net
The procedure depends on the type of setup, i.e., once-thru, recirculating, etc. Two-phase flow may be involved. The Process Engineer draws a circle around the proper area and performs a heat and material balance. With those data, the pressure profile can be determined using the available piping pressure drop formulas, curves, or programs.