I am trying to work a problem to find flowrate, and a time to reach equilibrium. It sets up like this: I have a tank with a volume of 400 cubic feet full of compressed air at 50psi. The tank has an 8" schedule 40 carbon steel pipe coming off of it with a valve at the tank. The pipe rises 100' from the tank and 100' laterally before discharging to atmosphere. Assume temperature is 70 degrees F. When the valve is opened at the tank, what is the flowrate at the end of the 8" pipe, and how long does it take for the system to reach an equilibrium point?
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