surge tank


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surge tank

[′sərj ‚taŋk]
(engineering)
A standpipe or storage reservoir at the downstream end of a closed aqueduct or feeder pipe, as for a water wheel, to absorb sudden rises of pressure and to furnish water quickly during a drop in pressure. Also known as surge drum.
An open tank to which the top of a surge pipe is connected so as to avoid loss of water during a pressure surge.
(mining engineering)
In pumping of ore pulps, a relatively small tank which maintains a steady loading of the pump.

surge tank

In a water-supply system, a reserve tank which supplies some of the water when there is a sudden drop in pressure, helping to maintain a more uniform flow.
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