One-Way Air Chambers for Pumping Plants

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J. T. Kephart

Engineering Department, Design Division, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, Del.

J. Basic Eng 91(3), 383-385 (Sep 01, 1969) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3571127 History: Received July 16, 1968; Online November 03, 2011


The one-way air chamber for suppressing water-column separation is described. Operation of the one-way air chamber during a power failure transient is explained. A typical problem solution is shown. The one-way air chamber is compared with the one-way surge tank and the normal air chamber.

Copyright © 1969 by ASME
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