# Compressed Air Piping and Pressure Drop Diagrams - Imperial Units

## Pressure drop in compressed air pipelines - applied pressure *50, 100 and 150 psi*

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Pressure drop in psi per *100 ft *compressed air pipelines can be estimated for some typical entering pressures in the diagrams below. The diagrams are calculated for schedule 40 pipes.

Other dimensions or pressures can be calculated with the

### Applied Pressure* 50 psig*

*1 ft (foot) = 0.3048 m**1 cfm = 1.7 m*^{3}/h = 0.028 m^{3}/min*1 psi = 0.069 bar = 0.070 kg/cm*^{2}

### Applied Pressure *100 psig*

### Applied Pressure *150 psig*

The SCFM - Standard Cubic Feet per Minute - determines the weight of air to fixed or "Standard" conditions. There are several definitions of SCFM. The most common used in the United States is with properties:

*14.696 Pounds per Square Inch (psia)**60 Degrees Fahrenheit (*^{o}F)*0% Relative Humidity (RH).*

Europeans normally use one ATA and 0^{o}C as SCFM.

### Compressed Air Pressure Drop for Pipe Other than Schedule 40

Compressed air pressure drop in pipes other than schedule 40 can be calculated as

dp = dp_{40}(d_{40 }/ d)^{5}(1)

where

dp = actual pressure drop (psi per 100 ft pipe)

dp_{40}= pressure drop in schedule 40 pipe from the table or diagram above (psig per 100 ft pipe)

d_{40}= inside diameter schedule 40 pipe (inches)

d = actual inside diameter (inches)

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