FLUID MECHANICS  CASE STUDY



Introduction

Problem Graphic


A petroleum company is installing a wrought
iron piping system to transfer crude oil from a well to a storage
tank. The distance from the well to the storage tank is 9,500 ft.
In order to minimize the pumping cost, the maximum tolerated head loss
is 80 ft. The volume flow rate of the crude oil is 10 ft^{3}/s.
What is the required pipe size? 



Questions


Determine the required pipe size for the
piping system using (a) Moody chart and (b) Colebrook correlation.






Approach



 The density (ρ) and viscosity (μ)
of the crude oil are 1.67 slugs/ft^{3}
and 1.8×10^{4} lbs/ft^{2},
respectively.



