Check Valve Behavior Under Transient Flow Conditions: A State-of-the-Art Review

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A. R. D. Thorley

Thermo-Fluids Engineering Research Centre, The City University, London, United Kingdom

J. Fluids Eng 111(2), 178-183 (Jun 01, 1989) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3243620 History: Received January 28, 1988; Online October 26, 2009


Recent advances in the understanding of check valve behavior are reviewed. It is evident that the basis now exists for providing reliable information on valve dynamics that is in a form that can be easily assimilated and used by pipeline design engineers. The use of nondimensional valve performance curves is discussed and recommended. Manufacturers are encouraged to provide these data. Design engineers are charged with the responsibility of using it and are provided with guidelines for so doing.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
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