Water transport through pipes, pressure losses, (pressure) network design and building, pump selection, pumping stations, power supply, quantitative reliability, operation and maintenance. Studie goals: The student will acquire the ability to: design a transportation network, identify critical situations for water hammer design a pumping station in terms of capacity, lay out and operation of pumps analyse a lopped and branched pipe system, analyse a drinking water system with ALEID or EPANET and a sewer system with HYDROWORKS, identify critical areas for water quality deterioration, analyse the reliability of a drinking water system and identify critical elements as well as formulate solutions to these points.
A few things that can go very wrong when you put steam in a pipe. We talked about the damaging effects of water hammer, but there’s another state of H2O equally if not more dangerous when put in pipes. In this episode, we’re talking about steam hammer and differential shock.
This video shows a demonstration and brief explanation of air lock in fluid pipelines. If you assume that gasses don’t get into pipes or that they can’t constrict the flow, you might design a pipeline that doesn’t work. Luckily for engineers, this is a well-known phenomenon in pipe systems. It’s just one of the complexities that come with the job and we’ve come up a with a lot of creative ways to overcome it.