Minor Loss Calculation for Liquids and Gases 
Minor loss due to fittings in pipes and open channels 

Units in minor loss calculator: ft=foot, m=meter, s=second. Minor Loss Equation: g = acceleration due to gravity = 32.174 ft/s^{2} = 9.806 m/s^{2}. h_{m} = head loss due to a fitting and has units of ft or m of fluid. It is the energy loss due to a fitting per unit weight of fluid. K = minor loss coefficient for valves, bends, tees, and other fittings  table of minor loss coefficients. The minor loss calculation is valid for open channels (including partially full culverts) as well as closed conduits (circular or noncircular) flowing full. The minor loss calculation does not check for unreasonable inputs such as negative values. All values should be entered as positive.
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