Measurements and Analysis of Cavitation in a ...


This paper proposes a methodology and presents its practical application for evaluating whether a pressure reducing valve (PRV) is under cavitation during its operation in a water distribution system. The approach is based on collecting measurements over a 24-hour period such that high demand and low demand times are included. The collected measurements allow evaluation of four indicators related to cavitation, namely the hydraulic cavitation index, noise generated by the valve, acoustic cavitation index and the spectra of the noise. These four indicators provide sufficient information for diagnosis of cavitation with high certainty.

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Last updated June 16, 2016
Created June 16, 2016
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created over 4 years ago
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tags pressure reducing valve PRV,cavitation,hydraulic measurements,acoustic measurements,pressure reducing valve PRV,cavitation,hydraulic measurements,acoustic measurements
topic Water supply and distribution
type Conference Paper
year 2,015