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CONSULTING DEPARTMENT—(Continued) ure in pounds per square inch due to the head; S, the allowable working stress (12,000 pounds); E, the efficiency of the joint (-7, assumed). Substituting the value of P (7.8) for the first section, we have
96X7.8 t = 2x12,000 X.7 = .0445 inch. In a similar manner we find the value of t for the lower section to be .136 inch.
The above calculations allow for the static pressure alone.
When the water is passing through the tube, there will be certain dynamic forces, caused by change in direction at the bend. This will necessitate bracing the pipe at the bend mentioned, and, of course, it should be properly supported throughout its length.
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CONSULTING DEPARTMENT-(Continued) to 1.8 volts—the voltage between the cadmium test piece and the positive plate should be about 2.05; and between the cadmium and the negative plate, .25. The cadmium should be positive to both elements. The voltage of the cell equals 2.05 — .25 (= 1.8). If we have a cell in which the conditions tend to show full charge but the potential difference is low, a cadmium test is made. Whichever plate shows a falling off from the normal
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