1. #1
    Junior Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Boaz, Alabama, USA

    Question Friction Loss, Coeficients, and More

    A few years ago there was a nozzle manufacturer that sold handheld calculators for figuring friction loss, gpm, pump pressure so forth and so on. It is my understanding these handhelds are no longer in production. My question is, has anyone used Excel to try and duplicate the formulas, and if so, will it work on a Palm Handheld.
    Please reply to mikesparks_al@yahoo.com

  2. #2
    Disillusioned Subscriber
    Steamer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1999


    Akron Brass was the manufacturer of what was essentially a scientific calculator preprogrammed with the formulas to calculate various fireground hydraulic questions.
    They quit making the unit for a while, but it's back in production. Here's a link for the calculator.

    I remember reading here on the forums of someone that had set up the formulas in Excel, but I'm not sure if it would work on a Palm or not. I'll see if I can find who it was. I tuck that kind of info away for times like this, but my filing system is sometimes "lacking".
    Last edited by Steamer; 06-13-2002 at 04:57 PM.
    Steve Gallagher
    "I don't apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register