Water Hammer

Shock load or high-pressure surge caused by sudden halting of flow in a pipeline or piping system.

Source: ISO 14692-1:2017, Petroleum and natural gas industries — Glass-reinforced plastics (GRP) piping — Part 1: Vocabulary, symbols, applications and materials, Second Edition, August 2017. Global Standards

Water Hammer

Pressure wave created by the rapid closing of a valve on a flowing line or vessel.

Source: IADC UBO / MPD Glossary, December 2011. Global Standards

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