Fight Water Hammer and Cut Operating Costs
At steel mills, persistent water hammer in high-pressure piping systems often leads to burst pipes, cracked welds and descale header damage. Hunt Valve’s proportional poppet descale valve can be programmed to eliminate water hammer in the system.
Typically, the speed is only reduced for the last 10 to 20 percent of the stroke, just before completely shutting off flow to the descale header. This slow rate of closure can be fine-turned via the integrated local control interface or programmable logic controller (PLC).
By replacing all fast-closing poppet valves in the descale system with Hunt Valve’s proportional design and eliminating water hammer, companies save up to $250,000 a year in replacement costs for damaged descale headers and pipes. This helps reduce annual plant operating costs for descale valves and piping by as much as 50 percent and decreases unexpected downtime.