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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This work investigates the transients in a practical hydropower station with long headrace tunnel and complex differential surge tank. Some undesirable transients are mainly analyzed and the PROs are proposed to reduce the pressure difference on the breast wall.
An added bonus: air can pass from the gutter system to the surge tank. The exhaust system can pull makeup flow from the "trichloramine bubble" layer noted in the article.
The right amount of coolant in the surge tank and overflow reservoir is just what your Stryker needs when the heat is on.
It's easy to see why the engine needs scavenger pumps to keep oil on the delicate internals - it's just a shame the car doesn't come with a surge tank to stop your soya milk latte spilling on extreme bends.
We asked the contractor to drain the pool and excavate two test pits on either side of the surge tank. This would help us determine the depth and condition of the fill.
In addition, the capacity of the vacuum surge tank was increased to 10 times the volume of the parts being formed.
The weigher's compact design features an integral full loadcell weigh tank, surge tank and heating system.
Peak periods, with their high-flow rates and excessive guest splashing and carryout (sometimes 2 quarts or more each time a guest leaves a pool), put demands on traditionally sized surge tanks. To keep enough water in the system, many parks use one of several automatic-refill devices, or routinely and frequently perform visual checks of the water level in the surge tank.
These mixers blend gases in the mixer, eliminating the need for high-cost premixed gases or a surge tank. That results in a consistently accurate, reliable mixture.
The tanks can be used on single- or two-circuit radiators, or could be installed as a simple surge tank. The tanks include a sight gauge, pressure cap, prime line fittings and vent connections.
The cap is removed in a sterile environment, and the bag is filled with sterile product from the aseptic surge tank. The bag then is recapped before leaving the sterile environment.
There should be no 90' elbows anywhere in the vacuum system, from the surge tank to the mold, but only straight-in connections and flexible vacuum hose.