Multiport Sleeve Valve Development and Application

by Philip H. Burgi, Hydr. Engr.; United States Dept. of the Interior, Water and Power Resources Service, Engrg. and Research Center, P.O. Box 25007, Building 67, Denver Federal Center, Denver, Colo., 80225,
Raoul E. Thibault, Supervisory Civ. Engr.; United States Dept. of the Interior, Water and Power Resources Service, Engrg. and Research Center, P.O. Box 25007, Building 67, Denver Federal Center, Denver, Colo., 80225,
Edward O. Green, Retired; formerly Supervisory Mech. Engr.; United States Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, Colo.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 1, Pg. 95-111


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The history of the development and use of multiport sleeve valves is reviewed. The concept of using the multiport sleeve valve as an energy dissipator as well as a control valve for water pipelines is explored. It is expected that high-pressure head flows (150 to 300 m) can be controlled with the use of the multiport sleeve valve. Head loss coefficients for two sleeve valve designs are presented based on laboratory tests of 200-mm valve. Physical and mathematical models are described which were used to develop a horizontal multiport sleeve valve for long pipelines. The multiport sleeve valve is quite versatile with respect to hydraulic and mechanical design.

Subject Headings: Valves | Hydraulic design | History | Hydro power | Energy dissipation | Water pipelines | Flow control

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article

 

Return to search