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Minimizing the required surge vessel volume by an improved thermodynamic model 

Author(s): Sam Van Der Zwan; Ivo Potho

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Keywords: surge vessels; water transport; thermodynamics; deltares


Surge vessels are the main protection mechanisms in most long-distance water transport system. They are designed with the help of water hammer software, which mostly uses the ideal gas law. This leads to a conservative design. This article will show that using a more detailed model of the behavior of the air inside the surge vessel, can lead to a less conservative design and thus reduce the costs of the system. It will summarize the present state of the research into a new model for the thermodynamics of surge vessels


Year: 2020

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