OK, which shape do you prefer for your dump valve on the tanker...round, square, or rectangle. Not just an opinion, but some facts.
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04-27-2002, 11:48 PM #1
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Round, Square, or Rectangle???
05-02-2002, 03:11 PM #2
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I've never actually seen a rectangle....
so I'll compare circle to square.
Okay, let's say you have a 10" round dump valve. What measurement most affects how much water will come out of that opening in a given period of time? Area!!
And as we all remember from high school, the area of a circle is = pi x (r x r), where pi = 3.14, r = radius (5" in this case).
So, 3.14 x (5 x 5) = 78.5, so the area of the opening of a 10" round dump valve is 78.5 square inches.
Now, let's look at a 10" square dump. The formula for the area of square is height x width. In this case, that is 10 x 10 = 100, or 100 square inches.
So, a square dump of the same dimension has 21.5 additional square inches of opening from which water may flow. Consequently, you will be able to dump the tank quite a bit faster with a square dump.
Hope that helps...
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