Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Propagation of Steam Hammer in Branch and Run of Steam Piping After Closing of Safety Relief Valve and Dynamic Response of Steam Piping

[+] Author Affiliations
L. Pečínka, Vl. Krupa

Nuclear Research Institute Řež, plc, Řež, Czech Republic

Paper No. FEDSM2003-45283, pp. 3027-3034; 8 pages
  • ASME/JSME 2003 4th Joint Fluids Summer Engineering Conference
  • Volume 1: Fora, Parts A, B, C, and D
  • Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, July 6–10, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3696-7 | eISBN: 0-7918-3673-8
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME


Propagation of pressure fluctuation in steam piping and feedwater lines may cause many problems in piping operation. The problems are generated either at the pump discharge both for gas and liquid medium or after opening or closing of safety relief valves of the overpressure protection. All these events are classified as expected steam / water hammer. Most dangerous is the case of unexpected water hammer caused by the sudden collapse of steam or air bubble due to man-induced error, for example bad venting or draining or cavitation effects in feedwater pump. In this paper the case of opening and closing of secondary circuit safety relief valves of NPPs with Russian type of PWR called VVER (water-water energy reactor) 1000 MW is discussed.

Copyright © 2003 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In