Measurements were made of the drop-size distributions of water and of paint sprays produced by fan-jet pressure nozzles, operating in the pressure range 900 to nearly 3000 psi (6200–20,680 kPa). A collection device was constructed and droplets were captured on soot-coated and on plain microscope slides. Subsequent sizing of the impacted particles with a microscope yielded drop-size distribution data of accumulated volume percent versus diameter. Data were gathered of water and of paint sprays produced by a fan-jet pressure nozzle-preorifice combination. The effect of the preorifice on drop-size distribution was evaluated.

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