Evolution of Multijet Sleeve Valve

by William W. Watson, Assoc. Engr.; The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 6, Pg. 617-631

Document Type: Journal Paper


The different types of multijet sleeve valves that have evolved, the experience that has been gained in the operation of the valves, the various problems, and the modifications made to solve these problems are described since the development of the multijet sleeve valve in the early 1970's. A table is presented giving various design data for selected multijet sleeve valve flow and pressure control structures that are in use or under construction. Also, the valve design standards and operator thrust formula are given with a plot of nozzle diameter vs. tank size as a function of valve head loss. The multijet sleeve valve has proven to be versatile, easily configurated to match various hydraulic operating conditions, and dependable.

Subject Headings: Valves | Flow control | Pressurized flow | Structural control | Hydraulic structures | Standards and codes | Thrust | Head loss (fluid mechanics)

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