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On Wed, 25 Apr 2001 14:30:14 -0700 (PDT) Padmanabhan Rajendran wrote:

> Why do you expect water hammer? Is there a valve at
> the downstream end of the pipe that can be quickly
> closed? 

Yes. Per Fire Department there is a possiblity that the valve could be
closed suddenly.

>For such static
> loading, an analysis by "CAESAR" or "AUTOPIPE" will
> give you all the information you need for checking the
> adequacy of the piping system. 

Is it a computer program?
> If water hammer is a possibility, then its seriousness
> will depend on the nature of the pressure waves that
> oscillate back and forth along the pipe. You will need
> to perform a transient analysis before you can decide
> on support conditions etc.

Thanks for suggesiton.

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