What is Laminar

Definition of Laminar in Construction

The term laminar is used in the construction industry to identify the flow characteristics of a fluid. A laminar flow is a straight line flow that flows in parallel layers, with no real disruption between the layers of the flow. This is in direct opposition to a turbulent flow, which is a flow of fluid that is not a laminar flow and is mixed and dispersed throughout the flow line. Most fluids flow in a laminar fashion in piping and correctly installed fluid systems. In most construction applications, laminar flow is prevalent, and any other type of flow, normally will indicate a problem or an incorrect installation of the piping systems. Laminar is a term that is used universally in the construction industry to indicate a more precise and controlled operation, as opposed to turmoil or unprecise operations, procedures or methods.