An Engineer's Practical Guide To Drop Size

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Guide: An Engineer's Practical Guide To Drop Size

The importance of drop size information, particularly in industry, has increased considerably over the last ten years. Many spray applications such as evaporative cooling, gas conditioning, fire suppression, spray drying, and agriculture rely on this information for effective spray use. It is increasingly important for engineers to possess a better understanding of the basic atomization process and means for evaluating this process.

These industry needs fueled a rapid expansion in the science and technology of atomization. This growth has been accompanied by major advancements in spray analysis, and in particular, the area of instrumentation. Today, this field is in a mature stage. Several research and regulatory organizations (ILASS, ASTM, ISO) are dedicated to the advancement of atomization research and technology. These efforts have been well documented in the proceedings of many conferences and in the publication of drop size related standards.

This booklet is designed to provide a practical approach to drop size related issues. There are ten sections. The booklet begins with a brief introduction to atomization. Sections on drop size sampling techniques and drop size analyzers follow. These two sections discuss the methods available for capturing and recording data and types of drop size analyzers in use. Sections 4, 5, and 6 discuss the statistics and terminology used in drop size data analysis. Several drop size distribution functions and drop size mean diameter terms are defined and discussed. Factors affecting drop size distribution are discussed in Section 7. Section 8 explains several forms of drop size data, such as graphical and tabular, and their significance and use.

SOURCE: Spraying Systems Co.

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Guide: An Engineer's Practical Guide To Drop Size

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