Problem of “Stalling”, “Water Hammering”

Rice Industries Faces Acute Problem of “Stalling”, “Water Hammering” Which Breaks The Drier Heating Elements We devised Special Traps to Eradicate This Problem.

Water hammer is usually recognized by a banging or thumping in water lines. Although it might seem to be a smooth flow, the water inside the pipe actually churns and tumbles as it moves through. The normal sound of water moving through pipes is a steady, even sound.

The most effective means of controlling water hammer is a measured, compressible cushion of air which is permanently separated from the water system. Water hammer arresters employ a pressurized cushion of air and a two o-ring piston, which permanently separates this air cushion from the water system. When the valve closes and the water flow is suddenly stopped, the pressure spike pushes the piston up the arrester chamber against the pressurized cushion of air. The air cushion in the arrester reacts instantly, absorbing the pressure spike that causes water hammer.

This problem has been solved by us for our many clients.