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How-to Guide: Design for Pressure Surge

Sponsored by Mentor Graphics

“Pressure bursts pipes or it makes diamonds.” The phrase has been said in different ways by different people, usually in reference to how someone performs in critical situations. Of course, this phrase has a more direct meaning for engineers. While diamonds are always a very interesting topic, methods for preventing the catastrophes that accompany bursting pipes is something that must be discussed. Understanding and design for 'water hammer' or surge is discussed in this complimentary article.

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