How to Prevent Water Hammer in a Pipe?

21.04.2021
Water hammer is a pressure wave that occurs when liquid flows through a pipe and there is a sudden change in the liquid velocity.
How to Prevent Water Hammer in a Pipe?

Preventing water hammer. (Image source: BBA Pumps BV)

What is water hammer in pipes?
Water hammer is a pressure wave that occurs when liquid flows through a pipe and there is a sudden change in the liquid velocity. This results in pressure changes which can lead to damage to the pump or the piping system. Changes in the liquid velocity can be caused by the pump being stopped suddenly or when valves are quickly closed.

Source: BBA Pumps BV

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