Pressure Surges are one of the least understood and most destructive hydraulic phenomenon that occurs in a fluid system. Pressure surges are generally one of two types: rising pressure or transient surge waves. Both can result in catastrophic results including pipeline bursts, equipment damage, and personal injury. Often, the more destructive surge is often barely noticed as the invisible force causes ongoing mechanical stress on piping and fittings. Eventually, the cumulative fatigue from these transient surges causes piping failure.
Surges are almost always caused by a rapid change in fluid velocity within a pipeline or network of pipes. Pumps, control valves and equipment failure often can be the cause of surges. Some of this equipment can be modified to minimize damage associated with a pressure surges. However, with some equipment, including pumps and control valves, a more effective means to handle surges is required. Contact Harper Control Solutions to discuss surge problems with us — we can help solve them.
When the system pressure is either too high or too low, it can cause a host of operational problems. We work with engineers and system operators that have pressure problems. Often, the original system design is outdated due to expansion or alterations that have occurred over the years. In many cases, a review of your system can reveal the culprit of the pressure problem. Whether you have too much, not enough, or lack peak capacity, there is always a solution once the culprit is identified.
Tank Overflow Problems
Water (or fluid) storage tanks are commonly used in many industries. They may include drinking water, fire protection, raw water detention, sewer detention, and suction tanks are a few among level control applications. When a tank is filled by a pipeline, there are two things that are essential to a reliable smooth filling operation: modulation of the fill valve and a control valve that has drip tight shut off capability. We work with many customers to provide reliable control valves for filling storage tanks. We also can design an Automated Tank Level Control Panel that will monitor the tank level, provide alarms upon high level, and monitor fill valve performance. Give us a call regarding that tank that is overflowing all too often.