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Fluid Mechanics, Water Hammer, Dynamic Stresses, and Piping Design

Editor
R. Leishear
R. Leishear
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ISBN:
9780791859964
No. of Pages:
446
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2013

Steam systems and steam condensate systems provide tragic examples of vapor collapse during fluid transients. Chapter 5 provided examples of vapor collapse during liquid/vapor fluid transients, where small quantities of vapor were present. When larger quantities of vapor are present in steam systems, the fluid mechanics of two-phase flow are far more complex. This chapter provides historical examples of water hammer, a discussion of two-phase transients (vapor collapse), a brief discussion of single-phase transients (blowdown), and some actions to prevent damages during steam system operation.

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