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The concept of hydraulic gradient line and total energy line is very useful in the study of flow of fluids through pipes.

**Hydraulic Gradient Line (H.G.L)**

It is defined as the line which gives the sum of pressure head (p/w) and datum head (z) of flowing fluid in a pipe w.r.t some reference line.

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It is the line which is obtained by connecting the top of all vertical ordinates, showing the pressure head (p/w) of a flowing fluid in a pipe from the center of the pipe.

**Total Energy LIne (T.E.L)**

It is defined as the line which gives the sum of pressure head, datum head and kinetic head of a flowing fluid in a pipe w.r.t some reference line.

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It is the line which is obtained by connecting the tops of all vertical ordinates showing the sum of the pressure head and kinetic head from the center of the pipe.