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Prevention of Water Hammer at Valve Closing

Water hammer due to valve closing is unfortunately a common risk as valve closing dramatically reduces flow – "blocking" the water path. In this short blog, we look at the problem and recommended solutions.

Problem:

Water hammer caused by valve slamming at closing.

  • Valve: IR-2"-100 series, commanded by external pressure (no specific application is
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What are Flow Control Valves?

Flow control valves are designed to maintain a constant pre-set maximum flow regardless of fluctuating demand or varying system pressure. Flow limiting is required at the outlets from main systems to consumers like secondary systems (main line to hydrant line; hydrant line to distribution line), reservoirs, etc. in order to protect the supplying system from over consumption.

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Topics: Tubeless valves, Flow control, Flow Control Valves, Irrigation

An internal control valve, also known as a tubeless valve, is commonly used as an on/off valve in residential landscaping and turfs applications.

The use of internal control valves is less common in commercial irrigation but can be found quite often in greenhouse applications as they allow operational flexibility (N.O. valve and N.C. valve). Internal control valves can be also found installed in the in-field headworks of some agricultural communities around the world.

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Topics: Valves, Tubeless valves, Irrigation

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