Surge Analysis

Pressure surge is a critical problem that can cause severe damage to pipelines. A series of measures are required to ease the pressure surge and protect the pipeline from damage. Our pipeline experts analyse your pipeline system for pressure surges that could result from various possible events and provide recommendations to mitigate the same.

For liquid and gas pipelines surge analysis is the study of pressure transients caused by a change in the piping. This change may be something as simple as a vlave closing or opening, or something more complicated such as a pump, or multiple pumps, starting up or shutting down, either in a planned or unplanned way. Without such consideration or analysis work being undertaken unexpected pressure surges can occur in pipelines which can sometimes lead to catastrophic failure of the piping, or equipment to which it is attached. Historically pipeline analysis was undertaken by hand calculation, but now, and for many years this task has been carried out using increasingly sophisticated software and faster and faster computers.