Water Hammer in a Condensate System


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Water hammer in a pumped condensate return system at 20 psig with high pressure traps discharging 100 psi condensate and flash steam into the pumped return line as it travels back to the Plant. Do you know why this situation is susceptible to water hammer, how to reduce it in an existing system, and what's needed to prevent it altogether?

The Article "Banging in the Boiler Plant" explains what's going on inside the pipes that causes water hammer events common in Boiler Plants.

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