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August 1, 2012

Waterhammer In Condensate Return Lines

Inserting high-pressure condensate into a low-pressure, pumped condensate-return line can cause waterhammer. Understand why and avoid it

Wayne Kirsner Consultant

There is a temptation that steam design engineers find difficult to resist — to put condensate from high-pressure (HP) steam mains directly into the low-pressure (LP), pumped condensate-return (CR) mains. After all, the CR main is so convenient —...

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