|K Value and Pipe Length Calculator
|Enter value and click on calculate. Result will be displayed. |
manufacturers have performed experiments on various valves and fittings in
order to arrive at empirical pressure drop expressions for specific types of
piping system components.
This calculator shows the relationship between the K value and pipe
The K value for various fittings has been arrived at through
experimentation. For any valve, a length over diameter (L/D) coefficient can be
determined by equating the pressure drop through the valve to the equivalent
length of pipe measured in pipe diameters.