Garcia, I.

Contributing Editor, Houston, Texas

Israel Garcia graduated from the University of Cienfuegos Cuba with an MS degree in mechanical engineering. Mr. Rodriguez has been attached to the mechanical engineering faculty of that university since 1985 as a Professor in fluid mechanics, heat transfer and science materials. Mr. Garcia has more than 30 yr of industrial experience in chemical plants and power stations and has presented several papers that deal with the design of heat exchangers, pressure vessels and piping systems. The author can be reached at

Accurately calculate flowrate through valves, fittings and pipe under a turbulent flow regime

Garcia, I., Garcia, A., Contributing Editor

Calculating flowrate through long, straight pipe in a zone of complete turbulence is easy using standard fluid mechanics equations.