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WHY DO YOU NEED A PULSATION DAMPING?

SMOOTH SYSTEMS


From the Pictures Below, choose your required level of residual flow and pressure stabilization, then make a note of its percentage number, also known as Allowable Residual Fluctuation Figure.

Dampening for Complete Atomization?
atomization graphic sketch

Dampers to Protect Your Instruments?
instruments sketch

pipe failure sketch

Pulse Dampers Stop Weepage?
Premature Disk Rupture?
weepage and disk rupture sketch

Pulsation Damping Stops Paddle Wheel Meter Surging?

paddle wheel meter surging

Dampening to Enable Use of Vortex Shedding Meters?

vortex shedding sketch


Each reason for flow fluctuation reduction and or pressure pulsation damping needs a greater or lesser level of residual smoothness after damper installation. Each type of flow of mass meter has a level of disturbance above which it becomes inaccurate. The pipes of each system are different, and the level of and rate of pressure change above which shake and fatigue fracture, will be caused is different. The purpose of this page is to allow you to choose a suitable level of residual disturbance that may suit your system, without "over kill". Generally dampers increase in cost by 50% for a doubling in size.
For example a damper for +&- 1% residual, may be 4 times larger than one for +&- 4% residual pulsation. To go from 4% allowable to 1% allowable the damper size will have doubled then doubled again. Probably, the cost of a damper for 1% on a given system will cost 225% more than for 4% residual, and will use 4 times as much space.
Over specifying dampers makes systems softer than necessary; this can introduce control problems, and dead space.

Pumps Parts Protection?

pump parts sketch

To Allow use of Set Frequency Mag. Meters?

frewuency ma. meter sketch

To Reduce the "Ratching" of your Turbine Screw Meter?

ratching of a turbine screw meter sketch

For Coriolis Meter Purposes?

coriolis meter sketch

For Producing Better Static Mixing?

static mixing sketch

To use a sharp edge Orifice and a Differential Pressure Gauge?

difference pressure guage sketch

OR SELECTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH API SPEC.
MECHANICAL DAMAGE PROTECTION

The level of allowable pressure pulsation, depends on three factors
1. Diameter of pipe. 2. Operating Pressure 3. Pulse Frequency

A Nomogram - or "3 axis Graph" - to help you specify allowable residual pressure fluctuation has been included in "Size Calculations"
3D graph sketch

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Knowing how smooth you need a damper to make your system become, is the most
important information from which to select a damper.

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Selecting Pulsation Dampeners for Different Pump Systems.
Flow through pulsation dampers are at least 3 times more efficient than T off line accumulators.
Dampeners that do, flow goes through, but pressure pulsation does not.
PulseGuard Pulsation DampersThe Smooth Flow People

Call Toll Free 1-888-DAMPERS (326-7377) / See also: Pulsation-Dampeners.com for a pulsation dampener.


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