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Friction Loss Charts

Design & Technical Resources

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Friction Loss Characteristics

PVC Class 160 IPS Plastic Pipe (PDF: 48 KB)

PVC Class 200 IPS Plastic Pipe (PDF: 48 KB)

PVC Class 315 IPS Plastic Pipe (PDF: 48 KB)

PVC Schedule 40 IPS Plastic Pipe (PDF: 48 KB)

PVC Schedule 80 IPS Plastic Pipe (PDF: 48 KB)

Polyethylene (PE) SDR Pressure Rated Tube (PDF: 48 KB)

Schedule 40 Standard Steel Pipe (PDF: 48 KB)

Type K Copper Water Tube (PDF: 48 KB)

Pressure Loss Through Water Meters (PDF: 34 KB)