Pressure Surge Analysis Specialists
We provide specialist surge analysis services.
Pressure surges can destroy your pipeline systems. Typically this occurs through pipe burst, pipe collapse or pipe movement. While some impacts are less explosive in the form of lining damage or fluid contamination, dramatic failures can include air valve failure, pump damage, check valve slam, generator damage, massive flooding, loss of supply , sinkholes and major structural damage.
Pressure surge problems impact clean water and waste water systems. The problems are also significant in power station cooling systems and oil and petrochemical pipelines including loading and transfer systems. Even renewable energy systems are vulnerable with hydropower stations exhibiting some of the most catastrophic failures. Any liquid transfer system in which the inertia (mass and velocity) of the fluid is significant is vulnerable to potentially destructive pressure surge.
Our solutions to these problems involve a variety of approaches. Sometimes problems can be solved by a simple redesign of the pipeline. In some systems we utilise air vessels to cushion surges or substitute flows during transient events. Other technologies in our armoury include surge tanks and feed-tanks, relief valves, pressure sustaining and reducing valves. Often a change in control methodology is sufficient to address pressure surge issues. The control of surges with air valves and vacuum breakers is occasionally required, but involves more risk and a particularly detailed analysis.
Peter Glover Consulting Ltd produce pressure surge analyses and fluid control designs that draw on 30 years of expertise and somewhat uniquely provide a pressure surge analysis service that enables the client to directly participate in the development of optimal solutions.
The pressure surge training, guidance and support requirements of your hydraulic designers, operators and clients can also provided for, enabling them to understand, control, analyse, and design for pressure surge in your pipe systems.
Very knowledgeable in the field of hydraulic transient studies
Peter modelled the performance of DWEER and Osmorec isobaric energy recovery devices for me and helped us to understand how to mitigate the extreme surges generated by these devices. I have found Peter to be very knowledgeable in the field of hydraulic transient studies, very easy to work with and very able to explain complex issues relating to hydraulic surges to non-experts.
Design Manager, Osmoflo
delivers excellent results
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
Rob Grant - Market Sector Manager at Halcrow Group Ltd
extremely competent and impeccably professional
Dr Yolande Herbath - Strategic Director, BHR Group, VirtualPiE Limited
insightful hydraulic analysis
‘Peter’s expert knowledge provided insightful hydraulic analysis of transient events and their underlying root cause while delivering timely and cost-effective practical solutions. ‘
Projects Manager - Osmoflo
We would recommend his services
Director - Indesco Canberra
internationally recognised and second to none.
Peter’s expertise and leadership in the field of surge and surge related equipment is internationally recognised and second to none. A trusted partner of BHR Group, he has supported us on numerous water and wastewater pumping systems and network projects over the past 15 years. We hope to continue our working relationship with him for many years to come.
Senior Consultant Engineer - BHR Group
A pleasure to work with – Invaluable and professional.
Technical Advisor Completions/Commissioning - Power Consulting Midlands Ltd
go-to consultant on pressure surge in district heating networks
“We have worked with Peter Glover Consulting on a few projects now and he has become our go-to consultant on pressure surge in district heating networks. All work has been completed in a timely manner to a high standard with discussion offered via web conferencing which removes the need for face-to-face meetings. Peter always maintains constant communication with us throughout his analysis process and clearly sets out what he needs from us at each stage. We would not hesitate to recommend this company to others seeking similar advice.”
Senior Design Engineer - Vitalenergi
You will not regret it
“I have engaged with Peter on a number of occasions over my working life to provide expert surge modelling advice for various projects. Peter is always extremely professional and is able to explain his findings to any audience, even to an electrical engineer. I would encourage anyone who has any concerns in respect of this subject to get Peter involved. You will not regret it.”
Electrical Engineering Manager - Ross-Shire Engineering
Mark Quested - Fluid Consulting