Pressure Relief Design Around Pumping Plants

by Richard A. Humpherys, Stoner Associates Inc, United States,
Andreas M. Schulte, Stoner Associates Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: National Water Conference


Hydraulic transient protection for an irrigation pipeline pump station can include optimized operating procedures, or design of surge relief equipment such as surge relief valves, and air chambers. The decision as to which type of protection is best is one which involves both hydraulic and economic considerations. Using a computer model to simulate transient events is the best means of designing hydraulic transient protection for a pipeline and pump station. A computer model of a pipeline system with each type of surge protection in place is used to determine the hydraulic transient response of the system following a pump power failure.

Subject Headings: Pumping stations | Hydraulic design | Hydraulic models | Pipeline design | Power outage | Water pressure | Computer models | Irrigation water

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