Check Valve Selection to Minimize Waterhammer, Wednesday April 10, 2024|Recorded Webinar

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Check Valve Selection to Minimize Waterhammer
PDH Credits: 1.0


 This webinar will provide an overview of check valve selection and sizing to help minimize waterhammer effects. Waterhammer occurs in all liquid pumping systems and the type of check valve installed can have a significant effect on the pressure response with regards to transient flow. The presenter will cover common check valve operational problems and analytical methods covered in case studies. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Overview of waterhammer and basic causes
  • Reasons for using check valves within a hydraulic system 
  • Knowledge of the different types of check valves
  • Learn how to correctly select a check valve
  • Solving valve operational problems within a system
  • Summary of check valve response, slam, and performance characteristics

SKU: 503B

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Dylan Witte

Brown and Caldwell

Dylan has acted as the project manager and engineer for numerous consulting projects related to fluid network hydraulics and waterhammer analysis. Dylan’s portfolio includes work throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe. Dylan attends international conferences in the hydraulics industry and presented at the BHR Pressure Surges 2018 conference in Bordeaux, France. Dylan has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado.

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One (1) PDH credit will be issued upon completion of this live webinar series. 

The acceptance of continuing education as it applies to fulfillment of the state licensing requirements for professional designations is at the pleasure of the individual state licensing boards. It is the responsibility of the individual participants to be knowledgeable about their state requirements.

Licensed Professional Engineers

Continuing professional development is a vital component to the engineering licensure process. Most state licensing boards require continuing professional development as a condition for licensure and renewal of the license to practice engineering. Pre-approval of training providers and courses are not required by most state licensing boards, except for the following:

Florida Board of Professional Engineers

Pump Systems Matter is a board-approved continuing education provider for the Florida Board of Professional Engineers: License # CEA361.

North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors

Pump Systems Matter is an approved continuing professional competency sponsor for the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors: Sponsor # S-0523.

New York State Board for Engineering, Land Surveying, and Geology

Pump Systems Matter is approved as a sponsor of continuing education for professional engineers in New York State: NYS Sponsor # 241.


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