RESEARCH PAPERS: Equipment Manufacturing/Hydrocarbon Processing

Knocking From Valve Hammer in Triplex Pumps

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S. L. Collier

TRW, Inc.—Mission Drilling Products Division, Houston, Tex. 77040

J. Energy Resour. Technol 105(3), 394-395 (Sep 01, 1983) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3230935 History: Received February 16, 1983; Online October 22, 2009


This paper investigates valve hammer as opposed to water hammer in triplex pumps, both of which produce knocking under certain distinctly different hydraulic operations. The occurrence of water hammer is reviewed and the development of valve hammer is discussed and documented.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
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