A visual understanding of steam induced water hammer

Steam-induced water hammer occurs when a steam line is suddenly filled with cold water and then quickly heated. The rapid heating can cause the water to flash to steam, creating a pressure wave that travels through the pipe. This can cause the pipe to rapidly expand and contract, leading to loud banging noises and potentially damaging the pipe system. It’s a phenomenon that can be dangerous and should be carefully managed to sustain integrity of the system. Avoiding steam-induced water …

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