air vessel


Also found in: Dictionary.

air vessel

[′er ‚ves·əl]
(engineering)
An enclosed volume of air which uses the compressibility of air to minimize water hammer. Also known as accumulator.
An enclosed chamber using the compressibility of air to promote a more uniform flow of water in a piping system.

air vessel

1. An enclosed volume of air which uses the compressibility of air to minimize water hammer.
2. An enclosed chamber using the compressibility of air to promote a more uniform flow of water in a piping system.
References in periodicals archive ?
Let's turn our attention to the air vessels. Every engineer should know that high-pressure tests of vessels should not be conducted by filling them with air--unless the purpose of the test is to determine how the vessel fails catastrophically.
These assets include patrol boats, special mission aircrafts, helicopters , unmanned air vessels and special mission ships.
We produce Air Vessels, Furnaces, Industrial Panel Boxes, Heat, Heat Exchangers, Blow Down Vessels, Furnace Oil Tanks, Industrial Piping.
Of course you can also count on Concept 200 vessel mixer to accompany Connect Air vessels, as this range of mixers is a unique concept with a flawless design and straight lines that complement any sanitary ware.
On the short period side with the negative sentiment in the air vessels are being fixed on TCT basis rather than on period.
Although the company made 40ft high compressed air vessels for the oil, gas and chemical industries, it has suffered from its connection to a firm which did have dealings with Rover.