The discharge coefficients of the throat tap flow nozzle based on ASME PTC 6 are measured in wide Reynolds number range from Red=5.8×104 to Red=1.4×107. The nominal discharge coefficient (the discharge coefficient without tap) is determined from the discharge coefficients measured for different tap diameters. The tap effects are correctly obtained by subtracting the nominal discharge coefficient from the discharge coefficient measured. Finally, by combing the nominal discharge coefficient and the tap effect determined in three flow regions, that is, laminar, transitional and turbulent flow region, the new equations of the discharge coefficient are proposed in three flow regions.

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