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Main Piping Pressure Drop and Recommended Flow Rate Calculator

It’s all about pipes

This software basically calculates the pressure drop or maximum flow rate for a pipe. Why is it interesting for you to know this information?

When talking about an installation that includes, for example, linear actuators, grippers or even valves, it is fundamental to know the pressure to see if it is possible to activate the components and if it will be possible to achieve the required force with the elements involved. With a very long or over-dimensioned pipe, there may can be a pressure drop that leads to a malfunction in the installation.

Terms of use

  1. The sizing and calculation results obtained from this Software can differ from those obtained using actual equipment.
  2. When using any equipment contained in this Software, please read the “Safety Instructions”, “Precautions”, “Specific Product Precautions” and “Specifications" described in the manual for the equipment.
  3. This Software and the equipment contained in it are subject to change without prior notice.
  4. SMC does not warrant the quality with this Software including any of the accuracy of the sizing and calculation results obtained from this Software.
  5. SMC is not responsible for any damage incurred in the use of this Software.

System requirements

The following browsers/versions are recommended for using the web version:

  • Google Chrome 77.0 or higher versions
  • Mozilla Firefox 70.0 or higher versions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0 or higher versions
  • Microsoft Edge 17 or higher versions
  • Safari 11.0 or higher versions

And the following system requirements are recommended for the downloadable version:

  • Operating system: Windows 8.1/10 (Version during support period) (32bit/64bit)
  • Memory: 4GB or higher
  • Hard disk: 500 MB or more of free disk space
  • Display: 1024×768pixel or more
  • CPU: Celeron 2GHz or more

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Software technical details: Main Piping Pressure Drop and Recommended Flow Rate Calculator v.1.0.03 (90 MB)

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