NCS Designers make all the difference
NCS Fluid Handling Systems designers make sure that they look in to every aspect of the job such as static head, atmospheric pressure, NPSH, etc.
Very few supplier consider “Forces on Pipe Bends” as a major design factor, they leave it for the civil engineers to deal with it. We at NCS make sure that these forces are properly calculated and dealt with. Generally, NCS installations and systems may only be installed on a temporary basis, regardless when dealing with pipe bends forces reduces system vibration, reduces pump vibrations, reduction in pipe weld failure and increases the reliability of the system.
Newton’s second law can be stated as “that the impulse applied to a body is equal to the change in that body momentum”
When fluid enters, or exits a pipe bend it goes through a series of forces and the momentum is changed. The mass flow rate remains constant. The fluid is in a constant path of flow hence static pressure must be included in the analysis. We observe the forces on fluid particle and quantify them in kilo newton (KN).
(Lindeburg, 2014, pp. 9-14)
(Example: Dripping / leak that happened over coarse of time due to the force exerted at bend)