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APPLICATION:  PUMP START UP AND SHUT DOWN
  AGI Industries was contacted by a local construction company that is doing the construction on the West Closure Complex Pump Station in New Orleans, Louisiana. This is one of the largest pumping stations in the United States and is part of the Hurricane Protection Project.
   
 
PROBLEM:
During heavy storm conditions, including hurricanes, pumps can inadvertently shut down due to power failure. Pumps will also quickly turn back on when power is restored. When this sudden start/stop of the pump occurs, fluid in the system will change velocity rapidly and can actually reverse direction. New incoming fluid can collide with this reverse flow as the pump restarts. This event causes a severe water hammer effect that can damage piping, valves, and the pumps.


SOLUTION:
BLACOH surge tanks were installed at various locations in the pumping station so that when the pumps shut down/restart the water hammer spike is captured in the vessels and no damage to the system occurs. Due to space constraints within the system BLACOH designed special custom legs for the suppressors that mount to the pump station ceiling. Also, on the vertical surge suppressors BLACOH provided special mounting brackets to allow for easy installation and support. For all of your custom or special projects contact BLACOH for innovative and creative solutions.

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Brand J. Aucoin
AGI Industries
AGI Industries
   
   
Pump Start Up and Shut Down Photo
Custom ceiling mounted surge suppressors.
Pump Start Up and Shut Down Photo
Vertically mounted surge suppressors with special brackets.
Uncommon Solutions To Common Pump System Problems
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