Relief Device Discharge Coefficient for Non-ideal Flow

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Manufacturers of pressure relief valves are required to publish capacity data for their valves, and quite often this is translated into an effective coefficient of discharge (Kd).  These discharge coefficients are typically published for water…