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No. Pascal's Principle states that a pressure applied to a fluid system at rest is felt throughout the entire system. This means that, regardless of pipe diameter, city pressure is felt everywhere. Decreasing pipe diameter will only reduce the flow rate of the water, due to more head loss when the water moves.
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How do you increase water pressure from a gravity tank by increasing pipe sizes?

you cannot increase the pressure from a gravity tank by changing the pipe size, only the volume of water that will flow in a given period of time. The only way to increase the pressure is to increase the difference between the elevation of the tank and the elevation of the spigot. Many people will confuse an increase in water volume with an increase in water pressure, because, in both cases, more water will flow in a given period of time.. ...more increasing the pipe size can reduce elevation loss due to friction which can translate in lay mans terms as an "increase in pressure"

What increases as air pressure decreases?

It's the altitude. Altitude. The equation PV=nRT is priceless. I find myself using it in daily life to answer questions about carbination in a warm soda or why a sealed bottle will shrink if you leave it out in the cold. Basically, in a closed environment, according to the forumula, as air pressure decreases, one of many things can happen....The volume V may increase, expanding the bottle. Also, the temperature, T, may decrease. n is the number of molecules in the container, and based on the First Law of Thermodynamics, their number would not change. R is the ideal gas law constant, and as such, remains constant. So again, (Pressure)(Volume) = (number of molecules)(Constant)(Temperature)

Why the pressure of the atmosphere decreases with increasing elevation?

Simply put, there's less of it to push down on you the higher you get. Atmospheric pressure is the pressure of all the air above you, pushing down. The higher up you get, the less atmosphere is above you to press down, so less pressure.

When you increase temperature does air pressure decrease?

If I remember correctly it is a little more complicated than that. The general equation PV=nRT for an ideal gas is elementary knowledge. The fact is that when you increase temperature many things can happen. It depends on how you treat your system. In general if you increase temperature in an open system the pressure will remain fairly constant, but the volume will increase. If it is a closed system in which the volume is not allowed to expand the pressure will increase with increased temperature. You also have to remember chemical properties also such as phase changes. Hope that rambling mess helps lol.

If pressure increases does the volume of the gas decrease?

Yes , volume will be decreased because density will be increased. We know that density =mass/volume.

Is earth's water increasing or decreasing?

Staying the same. Overall matter is neither created or destroyed so the amount of water in the earth will stay the same

When area reduces pressure increases or decreases?

\nPressure is force divided by area, i.e. P = F / A. So the smaller A is, the larger P is.\n. \nThat is, when area reduced pressure increases.

Why does the pressure of a gas increase as the volume decreases?

\n. \n. \nAs the volume is decreased, the same number of molecules of air have a smaller space to move freely in. The number of collisions of molecules of air with the walls of the container per unit time increases. Since pressure is the force exerted over an area, the pressure increases.

Why does the resistance decrease when the diameter of the wire increases?

Simply Stated: As electrons move across a wire, they constantlycollide with atoms making up a wire. These collisions impede theflow of electrons and are what cause the wire to have resistance.Thus, if the diameter of the wire were larger, it would only makesense that the electrons don't collide as much, therefore creatingless resistance due to a larger wire. This is all in accordance toOhm's law. The resistance is the ratio of the voltage differenceacross an object to the current that passes through the object dueto the existence of the voltage difference. If the object is madeof a material that obeys Ohm's Law, then this ratio is constant nomatter what the voltage difference is. Consider a copper wire that passes some amount of current, say 1 A,when a voltage difference of 1 V is applied between the ends of thewire. Now consider an identical but separate wire connected acrossthat same 1V potential difference. You would expect that it wouldalso conduct 1 A. Now think of joining those two wires together side by side intoone, thicker wire. It is reasonable to expect that this wire shouldcarry 2 A of current if the potential difference across the wiresis still 1 V. Thus, the new, thicker wire will have a reducedresistance of 1/2 Ohm compared to the original wire with itsresistance of 1 Ohm. Basically, a thicker wire creates additional paths for current toflow through the wire.

What causes oil pressure to increase and decrease?

The oil pump pushes oil through passages that end up in bearings and other components. The pressurized oil leaks out past small openings around the bearings, and as the bearings wear out the openings become larger. When the oil is cold it is thicker and when the oil is warm it becomes less "viscous", yet the oil pump continues to pump the same volume of oil. Thicker oil leaks past the openings around the bearings a little more slowly. When the engine is running faster the oil pump is also turning faster, and moving more oil through the passages. Yet the oil still leaks past the bearings at the same rate. In other words, if your engine is getting worn, change the oil to a higher viscosity (higher numbers, ie, If you're currently using 5W15, change to 10W30 or even 15W50 if necessary). If your engine isn't quite as new as it once was, changing to a heavier (higher viscosity) oil can give you a LOT more miles.

Why does air pressure decrease as elevation increased?

The higher in elevation, the less dense the air. It is very much like going under water where the deeper you go, the denser the water and the higher the pressure due to the weight of the water pressing down from above.

Does the diameter of a pipe affect the water pressure?

Yes and no, provided the pressure is kept constant, what appears to be more pressure is actually more volume. it appears to be more pressure, but it is an optical illusion, put a pressure gauge and be amazed.

How do you calcuate water pressure in a pipe?

For every vertical foot of pipe, take that and multiply it by .434.This equation will get within 1/2 -1/4 psi.

Why does decreasing volume increase pressure?

To contain the same amount of material in a smaller volume you must push the molecules of the material in the container closer together so they will fit in the smaller volume. That is, by definition, an increase in pressure. This relationship is part of the gas laws. Temperature is included as well. The relationship of these three (Pressure, Temperature and Volume) variables is: (P 1 V 1 )/T 1 = (P 2 V 2 )/T 2

Why does pressure increase when volume decreases?

Boyles Law. P1 x V1 = P2 X V2 When volume is decreased, the gas has less space to expand; thus, causing the pressure to increase as it it confined.

Is the gas pressure in blood increased or decreased when under water?

Increase. For every 2.31 feet in depth of water the pressure will go up 1 psi and the gas passing from the lungs to the blood has to come to an equilibrium with it. That is why oxygen in breathing tanks must be adjusted for the depth one goes to.

If pressure increases does temperature decrease?

The Standard Gas Law; PV=nrt shows, by inspection, if no other variable changes, pressure decrease will result in temperature decrease. And, of course, vice versa. It's important to note that this is not valid in the free atmosphere because this assumes a constant volume. In reality, when air warms, volume increases and pressure will remain the same.

How can you decrease water pressure?

With a pressure reducing valve to get to the desired setting you need.. Watts and B&G make decent products

How do you decrease the water pressure?

You close the valve a little. -If that is not what you wanted, then please explain more next time.

How do you calculate water flow though a pipe given the Pipe diameter and static pressure?

Static pressure is .434 X height. Example 10 ft x .434 4.34 PSI to prove take 2.31 PSI x 4.34. To find FORCE to need to calculate the diameter of the piping and the height and then the weight of the water inside the pipe

Why pressure decreases when velocity increases?

Bernoulli (or Venturi) Effect examines the relationship between pressure and velocity. The equation is P + (1/2)(density)(v^2)= P + (1/2)(density)(v^2) so as pressure velocity increases, pressure will decrease and vice versa.

Why does the pressure of a gas increase when its temperature decreases?

It doesn't, pressure of a gas decreases as temperature decreases. Pressure is directly proportional to the absolute temperature. Pressure of gas decreases when temperature decreases because the decrease in temperature causes a decreases in the kinetic energy of the molecules. This decreases in KE causes a decrease in collisions between the molecules which results in a decline in the pressure.

Does blood pressure increase or decrease with hemorrhage?

In general, blood pressure increases with hemorrhage. It is sign ofimmediate complications. Traumatic injury induces hemorrhage inpatients.

Is it a fact that as altitude increases pressure decreases?

That is correct. If you think of the air as being a column of molecules, you can visualize that the mass of molecules in that column is forced downward by gravity. A 1cm square column extending upward to the top of the atmosphere weighs approximately 2.2 pounds. At an altitude further up the column where fewer molecules comprise a lesser mass they would exert proportionately less force. Another way to measure the weight of this column of air is by the pressure it exerts at a given point. Temperature also has an effect on the pressure of air due to a change in the density of the air mass, thus two columns of air at at the same altitude might have different pressures because their temperatures are different. Generally, cold air has a higher pressure than warm air at the same altitude. The decrease in pressure as altitude increases is called the pressure lapse rate, and has been tabulated for a "standard atmosphere" (one where the pressure and temperature at sea level are 29.92 in Hg (inches of mercury) and 15 deg C respectively). Obviously, this varies in real world conditions but is approximately 1 in Hg per 1000 ft. The term lapse rate also applies to temperature changes with altitude and is approximately 2 deg C per 1000 ft on average depending upon the the moisture content of the air.

Does the pressure in the atmosphere increase or decrease?

Going farther up into air, pressure decreases. Going down, pressure increases. When you think about it, more air is pressing down on you when you are standing on earth because more is on top of you. When you are up in the air, there isn't as much air pressing on you which shows that there isn't as much pressure. The same concept applies when under water; The farther you go under, more water is pressing on you than when you are more towards the surface which=more pressure (underwater).

Why does voltage decrease when diameter of a wire increases?

If you are referring to the voltage drop on a wire decreasing as the diameter of a wire is increased, it is because there is less resistance in the larger wire than the small one. Doesn't take as much voltage to push through the conductor.

What happens to boiling water if the pressure increases or decreases?

If pressure increases and temperature remains the same, then the water would stop boiling. If pressure decreases and temperature remains the same, then the water would boil more and more ferochiously. As water transforms to steam, this process takes up a lot of energy and this regulates the actual temperature of the water boiling. Water boiling at 1 Atm pressure will "never" be hotter than 100 degrees Celsius. This is the point where excess energy is transforming parts of the water into steam hence discouraging the temperature of the water to go beyond 100 degrees Celsius. By increasing the atmospheric pressure, the temperature needed in order to transform water into steam also increases accordingly

If you increase force does the pressure decrease?

No. Pressure is the amount of force that acts on a given area of an object. If you increase force the pressure increases as well. :)

How can pressure be increased or decreased?

Increase pressure: decrease volume, increase temperature, increase moles of substance. Decrease pressure: do the reverse

Why pressure increases when area decreases?

because the pressure is spread over a bigger surface area making there less pressure on a certain point

Does ADH increase or decrease blood pressure?

Increase. ADH is an anti diuretic hormone, so it wants to maintain water inside the body. The greater presence of ADH, the more water is reabsorbed from the urine by the kidneys, and the more water enters the blood circulation. Larger blood volume means greater blood pressure.

Why does air pressure decrease with an increase in altitude?

Air pressure decreases with an increase in altitude because thehigher you are, the less air there is above weighing down upon you. This is because air behaves much like water. If you are swimming,the deeper you dive, the greater you feel the pressure build,because there is more water above weighing down upon you. It is the same with air. On top of a mountain, air pressure islower because the column of air above you is shorter. At sea level,the column of air above is taller, increasing the air pressure. In essence: More pressure is put on because there is more air aboveyou. The pressure at any given altitude in the atmosphere is equal tothe weight of the air directly above that point. As altitudeincreases, the air becomes less dense because of the smaller amountof air above that altitude. There is a corresponding decrease inpressure with an increase in altitude. Eventually you reach a pointwithout air, and the pressure decreases to zero. That is space. Air, like everything on earth is subject to gravity - air pressure decreases at higher altitudes because it simply has less air pressing down on it from above Atmospheric pressure is the result of the weight of air that's above you. As altitude increases, the amount of air under you increases, and the weight of the air on top of you decreases. --------------------------------------------- Also air is compressible (this means that at sea level a fixed volume contains more air molecules than the same fixed volume taken higher up) so as you go up the weight does not decease as a straight line with altitude, it drops off more rapidly as a curve. Air Pressure is the result of the weight of all the air above you.(Note - the function of gravity in this description.) As youraltitude increases, the amount of air above you decreases.

How pressure drops can increase pipe life?

The more pressure = the more flow = the more wear on yourresistance like bends and fittings etc.

When you inhale does pressure decrease inside or increase?

The act of inhaling is to create low pressure in the lungs, causing the air in the atmosphere to rush in as it is moving from a higher pressure (outside in the atmosphere) to the lower pressure (created in the lungs). However the fact that air does move into the lungs means that there is no net change in pressure.

What happens to speed of water in a pipe if the diameter of the pipe is decreased?

Assuming that the pressure remains at a constant, reducing the diameter of the pipe will increase the water flow. On the contrary, increasing the diameter would cause the water to flow at a much slower rate.

What is formula for pressure at known water flow and pipe diameter?

There isn't one. Pressure in a piping system will be determined by the pump, or head of water if it is a gravity feed system.

How do you increase pressure and decrease pressure?

Pressure is force divided by area. To increase pressure, you either make the force bigger or the area smaller To decrease pressure you either make the force smaller or the area bigger Hope this helped From the Biology Lesson Ravesses

Does increasing pipe diameter increase water flow?

well it depends it could but for it to make a difference you will need more water pressure.

Why does pressure decrease with increase in length?

Pressure effected by the volume of substance being pushed through. For instance, the longer the hose, the more water being pushed through=greater pressure. The shorter the distance the less water being pushed through=less pressure.

What is the rate of water flow through a 100mm diameter pipe with 300mm head pressure?

300mm is a very low head, you can't expect much flow through thatpipe, but you can work it out from the mechanical energy balanceequation.

How does pressure and pipe diameter relate to water velocity?

The smaller the pipe and the more turns, the more resistance to the flow of water.

Does decreasing pipe diameter increase pressure of gas?

Decreasing the pipe diameter for the same flow volume increases the flow rate and therefore reduces the pressure of the gas by Bernoulli's principle.

Why the pressure of the atmosphere decreases with increasing altitude?

The earth's gravity has less pull on the atmosphere, therefore the pressure exerted on an object at a higher altitude will be less. Similarly, as you get closer to the core of the earth there will be much more atmospheric pressure exerted on you.

Why does air pressure decrease with an increase in alitude?

The more you go up in the atmosphere, the less air there is on top of you. That's why the air pressure decreases.

Why decrease in volume causes increase in pressure?

in gases the pressure is created by collisions of gas particles. if there is less volume for them to move around in, there will be more collisions, so increased pressure.

Does caffeine increase or decrease blood pressure?

Caffeine increases blood pressure. As long as minimal amounts are consumed, it will not have long term effects. If a lot of caffeine is consumed on a regular basis, it could affect blood pressure long-term.

Why the pressure of fluid decreases as area of pipe decreases?

Your question has an error, the pressure increases as area of pipe decreases or the pressure decreases as the area of pipe increases. Answer: Conservation of energy

Is the pressure decrease or increase with altitude?

Pressure is due to the number of molecules hitting you or yourinstrument. As you go up in altitude, there are less moleculeshitting you, i.e., the pressure decreases. The higher you go, youare getting thinner atmosphere, which means there are lessmolecules available, so the pressure is lower. Air molecules aremore abundant closer to the surface, and therefore the moleculesare closer together, i.e. higher pressure.

Why does pressure decrease with increase in area?

The tighter any given volume the more pressure and vice versa. Lookat it it like this: Lets say the volume is increased. This issaying molecules have farther to go and they impact the containerwalls less often per unit time. This means the pressure will beless because there are less molecule impacts per unit time.

Why does air pressure decreases as when altitude increases?

Air pressure is the weight of all the air above you. The higher you go, the more air is below you.