Processing Magazine

Anti-Water Hammer Valve

September 9, 2013

Jefferson Solenoid Valves Anti-Water HammerJefferson Solenoid Valves has introduced a slow-closing valve to reduce sudden fluid stoppage and avoid effects like "water hammer." Water hammer occurs when a valve closes fast and the fluid stops suddenly creating a pressure wave that increases inside the pipe. Depending on the pipeline's length, fluid's velocity and closing time, the increase in pressure becomes extremely dangerous, causing bursting of pipes or accessories mounted on them. Jefferson Solenoid Valves solved this problem by implementing a closing device in the valve that slows down the operation by several seconds, which helps arrest or diminish water hammer effects.