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Industrial flow mechanics

Published: 19 December 2018

The flow of pipe systems is commonly found in a variety of industrial applications and a basic familiarity with the subject is valuable to every engineer and technician.

This course aims to strengthen participants' ability to perform calculations in pipe systems, as well as to give an introduction to model experiments. The aim is that the participant after completion of the course should have confidence in dimensioning pipe size, valves and pumps for optimal performance of a pipe system. Theory is varied with an exercise session where the participants themselves can count.

You will learn

  • Use Bernoulli's equation, get acquainted with its shortcomings and when energy vigor is more suitable to use.
  • Calculate losses in pipe systems containing bends, expansions / contractions.
  • Dimension valves in pipe systems in accordance with current IEC standard.
  • Dimension pumps in pipe systems.
  • Count on model attempts and relate the results to the corresponding prototype.

The course includes

Continuity equation and its use in pipe systems, pipe loss calculations, valves and pumps dimensioning, calculation and dimensioning of models and scaling up to the corresponding prototype.

The course is conducted for two full days from lunch to lunch. Teaching consists of lectures and lessons. The course does not contain an examination, but the participant receives a certificate after completing the course.


Educators will be teachers from the department of flow learning and experimental mechanics at Luleå University of Technology, as well as industry specialists.

For more information contact:

Tina Bäckström

Tina Bäckström,

Phone: 070-2371261
Organisation: LTU Business AB, External