Subject: Why does air trapped in a system of water filled pipes cause flow to 'Lock'
Date: Wed Oct 8 04:29:29 2003
Posted by Richard
Grade level: nonaligned
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Country: United Kingdom
Area of science: Engineering
We all know that air trapped in a system of pipes can cause the flow to block
and create effects such as water hammer - we cure it by adding fluid to the
system at a high pressure and allowing the air to bleed off. But why should air
in a pipe stop the water the system flowing in the first place? Why doesnt the
water just partially fill the portion of the pipe filled with air and continue
Re: Why does air trapped in a system of water filled pipes cause flow to 'Lock'
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