Three Way Flow Split

The three-way splitter shown below was being used to divide the flow of a viscous, non-Newtonian fluid to separate downstream processes. The design of this device resulted in uneven pressure losses to the different branches and an uneven flow split.

Splitter Original Design

A CFD-based design study was used to develop a revised splitter that resulted in a 50% reduction in pressure loss and 63% reduction in pressure variation between the different legs of the splitter. The revised device was fabricated and was shown to be effective in the production environment.

Splitter Revised Design

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