Hello from Pittsburgh again everyone! Remember when I told you that “I would not lie to my readers,” in my first or second post? I would like to continue to prove that by telling you that I would be lying if I said I completely understand “head loss.” Not the concept, the concept is perfectly understandable to me. I spent the last week studying and heavily preparing for today’s Linear mid-term, and so that dedication could be considered the friction that’s causing the “head loss” in my Fluids studies, which I have essentially neglected for the last week. I try to keep things more balanced, but usually I become obsessed with whatever topic I am currently focused on.
So if I understand anything about head loss, then it has a lot of implications in the draft dispensary systems that I mentioned last week. This is one of the problems that technicians may find while diagnosing a line problem. Being involved with beer over the better part of the last decade, I have seen some dirty lines. Ones that you would never want to have a nightmare about, because then you might question every time you order a draft beer again.
Once again, I am not going to lie to you. I am writing this blog without fully understanding the head loss component of the Bernoulli equation. And it you have a blockage in a beer line, then you probably have other things to worry about beyond trying to blow it out, like perhaps your physical and mental well-being. Luckily beer lines are easily replaceable!
One more truth, I will revisit this subject after qualifying myself to discuss it further. Until then,
Thanks for reading,