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Title: Cavitation guide for control valves

This guide teaches the basic fundamentals of cavitation to provide the reader with an understanding of what causes cavitation, when it occurs, and the potential problems cavitation can cause to a valve and piping system. The document provides guidelines for understanding how to reduce the cavitation and/or select control valves for a cavitating system. The guide provides a method for predicting the cavitation intensity of control valves, and how the effect of cavitation on a system will vary with valve type, valve function, valve size, operating pressure, duration of operation and details of the piping installation. The guide defines six cavitation limits identifying cavitation intensities ranging from inception to the maximum intensity possible. The intensity of the cavitation at each limit Is described, including a brief discussion of how each level of cavitation influences the valve and system. Examples are included to demonstrate how to apply the method, including making both size and pressure scale effects corrections. Methods of controlling cavitation are discussed providing information on various techniques which can be used to design a new system or modify an existing one so it can operate at a desired level of cavitation.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Tullis Engineering Consultants, Logan, UT (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10155405
Report Number(s):
NUREG/CR--6031
ON: TI93013477; TRN: 93:015220
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Apr 1993
Research Org:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States). Div. of Engineering; Tullis Engineering Consultants, Logan, UT (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; VALVES; CAVITATION; DESIGN; PIPES; ORIFICES; PRESSURE DROP; FLOW REGULATORS; FLUID FLOW; HYDRAULICS 220200; COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES