Brine of specific gravity 1.2 is flowing through a 10 cm I.D. pipeline at a maximum flow rate of 1200 liters/min. A sharp edged orifice connected to a simple U-tube mercury manometer is to be installed for the purpose of measurements. The maximum reading of the manometer is limited to 40 cm. Assuming the orifice coefficient to be 0.62, calculate the size of the orifice required.
Density of brine (r) = 1.2 x 1000 kg/m3 = 1200 kg/m3