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Water hammer videos

ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,661
edited December 2014 in Strictly Steam
Some videos I've found over the past few years regarding what steam / water hammer in a steam system really is.

Many of us talk about it, but actually seeing it makes things far easier to understand.





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  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,477
    The glass steam system is a great tool to let people see what goes on in a steam system.

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  • Every time we finished a gallon can of olive oil, I would boil a little water in it, then cap it as I cut the flame, and dribble water over it. It made such wonderful groaning noises as it collapsed from the internal vacuum.
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  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
    very cool, i enjoyed watching all of them, thanks...i too really like the glass system.
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  • Robert O'Connor_12
    Robert O'Connor_12 Member Posts: 728
    nice video collection
    thanks for posting them
  • The glass systems are really informative. Affiliated Steam on Chicago's south side, has a glass piped training facility that you can see the operation of traps, water hammer and all sorts of neat stuff. The one video claims they have the only glass piped facility...not!
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