Water Hammer Apparatus

This apparatus is used to study the effects of both pipe surge and water hammer using two separate straight pipes with a constant head tank.

Pipe surge employs a clear acrylic surge shaft to demonstrate gradual velocity change, hence pressure rise and its oscillations by slow valve closing. Water hammer employs a quick closing valve and two pressure sensors-one next to the valve and another further away. Sudden rise in pressure on quick closing valve can be demonstrated on a computer (separately supplied). The equipment is to be used with Hydraulics Bench (separately supplied).

Instruction manual is also included.

  • Pipe surge and oscillations in surge shaft.
  • Friction loss between head tank and surge shaft.
  • Pressure profiles for water hammer and comparison with theoretical values.
  • Determination of the velocity of sound through a fluid in a pipe.
Constant head tank 1 ea.
Delivery pipes:
– Water surge Stainless steel pipe and clear acrylic surge shaft with slow closing valve and a flow control valve
– Water hammer Stainless steel pipe with quick closing valve.
Pressure measurement 2 sensors on water hammer pipe
Computer interface unit
Software for data display and analysis by computer (separately supplied).
Power supply 220 V, 1 Ph, 50 Hz. Other power supply is available on request.
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