Intro to Pressure Drop
An Introduction on Liquid Pressure Drop and How to Select a Pump
Advancements in technology continue to drive the complexity and functionality of new products. As these products increase in complexity, OEMs are adding more components to meet increasing functionality demands of their customers, which comes at additional cost in materials, manufacturing, logistical complexity, and assembly.
Aavid, Thermal Division of Boyd Corporation designs thermal systems for maximum performance at a specific flow rate. Less flow will cause the system to underperform. Flow rate is dependent upon the system's pressure drop and the pump's head pressure. This application note reviews how to determine your pressure drop and how to select a pump for your system. It also provides tips on how to minimize pressure drop.