Air Binding in Large Pipelines Flowing Under Vacuum

by R. T. Richards, (A.M.ASCE), Civ. Engr., Ebasco Services Inc., New York, N. Y.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 6, Pg. 1-10

Document Type: Journal Paper

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Air binding is potentially serious cause of excess head loss in water pipe lines flowing under less than atmospheric pressure; phenomenon of air binding and methods of control discussed, with emphasis on accumulation of air in sloping pipes; installations described are circulating water systems of steam-electric stations; principles are applicable to any water pumping station with similar profile.

Subject Headings: Pipelines | Water circulation | Air flow | Pumping stations | Water pressure | Water pipelines | Head loss (fluid mechanics) | Water loss

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