Knock Out Water Hammer

Blacoh Fluid Control was contacted by a major producer of water treatment chemicals who accessed their local water supply through a 3” PVC pipe with quick-closing valves. When the desired quantity had been measured and the valve shut, a water hammer effect with pressure spikes that exceeded the PVC pipe’s burst strength was created. The PVC repeatedly broke, causing the entire plant to be shut down for repair. In addition, since pipe failure occurred under a nearby highway, it also had to be closed. To solve the problem, a Blacoh SENTRY 10 gallon Surge Suppressor was installed on the pressure side of each quick closing valve to reduce water hammer pressure spikes. With the damaging water hammer pressure spikes now absorbed, no pipes have ruptured and the plant (and nearby highway) have experienced no downtime.

Riverside, CA (PRWEB) October 19, 2004 -- To solve the problem, a Blacoh SENTRY 10 gallon Surge Suppressor was installed on the pressure side of each quick closing valve to reduce water hammer pressure spikes. With the damaging water hammer pressure spikes now absorbed, no pipes have ruptured and the plant (and nearby highway) have experienced no downtime.

For more information on or to speak with a trained Blacoh Customer Focus Team member, contact Blacoh today at 1-951-342-3100, toll-free at 1-800-603-7867, or e-mail e-mail protected from spam bots.

Blacoh Fluid Control also offers a complete line of SENTRY® Pulsation Dampeners, Surge Suppressors, and Suction Stabilizers to eliminate pulsation and surge in municipal and industrial pumping applications. Blacoh’s Spill-STOP? is a patented spill prevention device for air operated diaphragm pumps.

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