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The application presented here can be used to calculate the overall K factor based on the fittings in a piping segment. This K factor should be used along with the pressure drop calculator to account for total frictional losses in a piping system.
This K factor when multiplied by 'ρv2/2' of a stream, gives the effective pressure drop across all the fittings. This pressure drop when added to straight line pressure drop obtained from 'Pressure drop calculator' along with the elevation change gives total pressure drop across a line.