Surge Training Course Outline

This one-day Pipe2016:Surge course is scheduled after the two-day Pipe2016:KYPipe course so that Surge users can attend all three days.

Day Three

Pipe2016:Surge

Morning Session Afternoon Session
Hydraulic Transients Overview

Causes of Pressure Surges
Problems Due to Pressure Surge


Surge Program Overview

Calculation Method – Wave Method
Method Comparisons
Modeling Valves & Pumps
Modeling Surge Control Devices


Surge Model Development

Steady-State Initial Conditions
Steady-State Data Requirements
Surge Data Requirements
– Variable Input Data
– Pump Trips
– Valve Operation

Workshop #1 – Setting Up Surge Models

Workshop #1 – Setting Up Surge Models

Surge Tools

Pump Inertia
Modeling Regulators
Wave Speed


Results Presentation

Case Studies
Workshop #2 – Surge Protection


Surge Control Devices

Surge Tanks, Air Valves, & More
Sizing Bladder Tanks
Case Studies
Workshop #3 – Q&A

Surge Control Devices

Surge Tanks, Air Valves, & More
Sizing Bladder Tanks
Case Studies
Workshop #3 – Q&A