ShockGuard
ShockGuard
The Pipeline Shock Prevention People
Pump Start-up surge, Valve closure shock, Pump shutdown back flow bang.
Large vessels for high pressures with matching bladders, diaphragms, gas bags, and bellows, for over a third of a century.

ShockGuard Ltd. offer shock alleviators. | Please phone 44(0) 161-480-9625
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In addition to pipeline shock solutions, we also provide:
PRESSURE COMPENSATION FOR VOLUME EXPANSION
OR CONTRACTION DUE TO TEMPERATURE CHANGE with a

LIQUIBELLO
&/or FLEXOBER LP

Where block valves shut a volume in a pipe that may be subject to temperature change and where a relief valve piped back to source is not safe or practical, Flexorber or Liquibello volume compensators are used.
The LIQUIBELLO Metal Bellows Replaceable bellows capsule. FLEXORBER LP with PTFE Diaphragm from FLEXFLON or virgin Teflon (El DuPont)

schematic liquibello, flexorber surge alleviators set up with a centrifugal liquibello
Click on the Liquibello for detailed pages

FLEXOBER LP Flexorber LP cross sectional cutsheet symbol
ALL STAINLESS SHELL & PTFE DIAPHRAGM,
from Polyflon with EPM backing, or FLEXFLON MTFE
double layer diaphragms, & two connections for in place flushing.
Linings Extra CODE CERTIFICATION AVAILABLE. CERT. #29,289


sketch flexorber LP SoG

A QUICK ESTIMATE OF THE VOLUME OF COMPENSATOR NEEDED
1. "dV" ration The volumetric expansion of the liquid over application temperature range: (This figure is found from the difference in SG Specific gravity at the lowest temp, to SG at the highest temp)
Example: Liquid has a density of 1.013 at 5 Degrees C. and density 0.98 at 150 Deg, C. The valve for volumetric expansion is 1.013 minus 0.98 - 0.033 (3.3%)
EXAMPLE: 0.033
2. "V" The volume of liquid locked in between the clock valves. *
1,637 Cu.Meters
3. Pressure max "Pm". Generally less than the max pipe design pressure.
70 Bar
4. "dP" Maximum allowable level of pressure change to be applied.
35 Bar
volume of compensator equation 1
volume of compensator equation 2
The equation has assumed an isothermal pressure change for the suction gas compression or expansion which is of course absolutely incorrect. However the pipeline itself expands and contracts with temperature hereby accommodating some of the expansion or contraction volume. This is being used here as an offset, to save having to make an adiabatic calculation - to simplify the example for you.

An accurate calculation can be made with the gas laws: gas law P1T1V1  needed for volume of a compensator where n=0.3
The coefficient of expansion for the pipe material will of course then also have to be used to reduce the volume selected, because of the volume change due to pipe expansion or contraction.
LDi - analytical and modeling services and software Visit LIQUID DYNAMICS Intl. Ltd. LDi offers analytical and modeling services. They predict these and similar problems, before pipe systems are built. ShockGuard is a licensed run time user of the LDi Ltd. software, ShockView. ShockView enables us to quickly and accurately run your proposed piping system, in our computers and you what the maximum level of pump start up surge, or shutdown shock will be. Centrifugal pump shock and surge frequency waves

 

Shock Alleviators
Water Hammer and Pipeline Surge / Shock Alleviators
STOP Pump start up surge, Valve closure shock, and Shut down back flow water hammer.
call toll free 1-888-326-7377, UK Europe -- 44(0)161-480-9625
or Contact ShockGuard Shock Alleviators.

Understanding Pipeline Surge / Shock Alleviators
Shock alleviators and shock accumulators do not alleviate shock, nor do surge alleviators and surge accumulators alleviate surge. SurgeGuard, JumboFlex, and Floatolator all work in the same way. They provide a soft place, so that the pump does not have to instantly accelerate all the liquid in the pipe system when it starts. Similarly, they provide a place into which flow can continue, for a time, against increasing resistance, when a a valve has been slammed. In both cases, because time has been increased, peak pressure generation is decreased. In short, they all prevent the peak pressure from being generated.

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