WBA Specialized Lectures (on demand) - Siebel Institute of Technology

Fluid Flow Fundamentals

All you need to know about fluids movement.


Fluid, Gas, Shear, Viscosity, Density, Laminar, Turbulent


Gas is a fluid. Beer is certainly a fluid. Both needs to be moved around in very specific ways. This lecture reviews the basic concepts related to the flow of fluids and how they apply in a brewery environment. In addition, a series of example calculations for some of the common scenarios important to proper brewery design are explained.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the different types of fluids
  • Describe the properties of fluids relevant to fluid flow
  • Explain the different types of fluid flows
  • Explain pump selection and sizing
  • Describe basic calculations related to the flow of fluid

Lecture developed by

Matt Harris

Matt is a highly solutions focused and action oriented manufacturing leader with an Engineering (Chemical) background and over 5 years´ experience in a number of production and project leadership roles. He led the design and delivery of AU$39M of capital works, led a team of operators to sustained high performance including over AU$700K in functional and waste savings, as well as helping grow the business of a new craft brewery. Matt excels in: developing improvement strategies and implementation plans, production scheduling and process change management, leading and facilitating structured problem solving, building capability through coaching and developing team members and leading multi-disciplinary capital project teams (including contract negotiation & budget control).

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Lecture Duration (Narration)
35 minutes

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10 days from time of purchase

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35 minutes

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