SIPOS Aktorik, the specialist manufacturer and global supplier of variable speed actuators, returns to Wasser Berlin. The company will highlight the capability of its sophisticated actuation technology to address water hammer.
Benefits of SIPOS’ solution for surge, which has the ability to gradually control water in pipelines during pump start-up and shut-down, include control of water flow to protect plants’ systems.
A travel-dependant, adjustable positioning time function of SIPOS 5 Flash actuators has the ability to generate a linear flow through the ball valve: this enables fine tuning of operating speeds through ten different positions to prevent water hammer.
SIPOS’ advanced actuation solution also has the capability to continue operation using a pump station emergency generator which provides a fail-safe actuator option. If a power failure occurs, the actuator will close using power from the generator in emergency mode.
An extensive international installation base for SIPOS’ actuation technology in the water sector includes a recent contract to support a high service water delivery pump station at the East Cherry Creek Valley (ECCV) Water and Sanitation district in Colorado. Pump and surge anticipation / relief valves are supported by programmable actuators from SIPOS Aktorik. Water hammer capability was a key selection factor for the company’s products.