effective discharge area

effective discharge area

[ə¦fek·tiv ′dis‚chärj ‚er·ē·ə]
(design engineering)
A nominal or calculated area of flow through a pressure relief valve for use in flow formulas to determine valve capacity.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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