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HF 160 WATER HAMMER APPARATUS, Computer Interface




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
:  Sensors on water hammer pipe   
  • Computer interface unit
  • Power supply
:   220 V, 1 Ph, 50 Hz. Other power supply is available on request.   
  • Software for data display and analysis by computer (separately supplied).
  • WiFi feature for data logging and/or real-time display remotely on smartphone (iOS and Android).
  • Net (unassembled) Shipping Dimensions WxLxH: 50 x 375 x 110 cm
  • Net Weight:  Approx. 190 kg
  • HB100
Hydraulics Bench (required accessory)