Surge Tanks vs. Pressure Relief Skid Systems Video Released
With governmental regulation and public concerns about petrochemical pipelines, refineries and pump stations on the rise, Young Engineering and Manufacturing has produced a video illustration of the differences between standalone surge tank solutions in direct comparison to pressure relief valve skid systems. There is widespread confusion in regards to both technologies in the areas of functionality, sizing and terminology. These all contribute to a general misunderstanding of how innovative surge tank technology can provide a superior level of surge suppression to protect your valuable pipelines and pump stations from catastrophic damage from hydraulic transients.
Hydraulic transients are generated when there is a change in the flow velocity of the fluid inside the pipeline. The closure of a valve downstream with the pump running or emergency power loss at the pump station creating column separation are the prime example of hydraulic transients that create high pressure waves that can traverse throughout the pipeline at high speed and damage both components and potential weak spots in the pipeline. Rather than open a pressure relief valve to divert fluid through a skid system and ultimately into a storage tank that results in loss of containment, Young Engineering’s ingenious line of surge tank solutions can provide greater responsiveness, lessened levels of pressure within the pipeline during a surge event, and have zero loss of containment.
For a more detailed look at what is the real differential between suppressing a hydraulic event rather than relieve it, please click on the following link to view the untold story.