A Simplified Pipeline Calculations Program: Liquid Flow 1

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Author(s) 
Tonye K. Jack 

KEYWORDS 
engineered spreadsheet solutions, liquid pipline flow, pipeline design, pipeline fluid properties, piping program, pipeline
sizing. 

ABSTRACT 
A multifunctional single screen desktop companion program for piping calculations using Microsoft EXCELTM with its Visual basic for Applications (VBA) automation tool is presented. The program can be used for the following piping geometries – circular, rectangular, triangular, square, elliptical and annular. Fluid properties are obtained from builtin fluid properties functions. 

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