Alternative Approaches for Waterhammer Analysis and Pipeline Protection

by Alan T. K. Fok, Univ of Ottawa, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Ottawa, Ont, Canada,
Alan Perks, Univ of Ottawa, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Ottawa, Ont, Canada,
Dave Fisher, Univ of Ottawa, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Ottawa, Ont, Canada,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Advances in Underground Pipeline Engineering

Abstract: This paper provides a brief review of typical waterhammer problems and their solutions for pumping systems. Alternative approaches to identify and resolve design problems are discussed. Several case studies representative of common municipal pumping systems are presented to demonstrate the effective waterhammer analysis and practical implementation of waterhammer protection.

Subject Headings: Water hammer | Pumps | Case studies | Pumping stations | Municipal water | Water pipelines

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