5 Inch Friction Loss Chart

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5 Inch Friction Loss Chart
5 inch friction loss examples: Use the 5 inch friction loss table (Above) to solve the following problems. A link to the correct answer is provided beside each problem. 100 ft of 5 inch hose with 1000 gpm

Friction Loss Explained
Friction loss occurs when water passes through a hose. Hose length, diameter, and GPM (volume) all affect friction loss. As water passes through a hose, friction between the water and the inside surface of the hose causes turbulence, which slows the water. The results in a PSI drop at the other end of the hose. The higher the gpm passing through a hose, the more turbulance and friction loss will result.

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