The water hammer that occurs in a facility’s fluid-carrying pipes generally has a variety of causes that can never be completely ruled out. ARI-Armaturen development manager Stork Erhard looks at some of the actions that can be taken to minimise the problem.
Very strong pressure pulses or surges, also referred to as water hammer, often occur in fluid-conducting pipes.
The stresses on the pipes, valves and apparatus can be so high that the equipment concerned is damaged – or in extreme cases actually bursts.
Water hammer in pipes can have a variety of causes. A basic distinction is drawn between hydraulic water hammer and thermal water hammer.
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