Fundamentals of Pulsation in Piping systems and Dampening

Includes a Live Web Event on 03/07/2024 at 1:00 PM (EST)

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Fundamentals of Pulsation in Piping systems and Dampening

Date: March 07, 2024 | Time: 1:00pm EST

PDH Credits: 1.0


This webinar will review how reciprocating pumps start and stop flow with every revolution of the shaft, which results in system pressure pulsations that will be above and below the average.  While normal, these pulsations require care in the design of the piping system and its accessories to ensure proper pump suction pressure and reliable pump system operation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will learn:

  • Which types of pumps create pressure/flow pulsation and why Issues/problems created by pulsation Explanation of magnitude and frequency of pulsation for various pump types
  • Pulsation dampeners general principal of operation of a pulsation dampener
  • Types of Dampeners and their pros/cons
  • Configurations and their pros/cons
  • Charge valve option
  • Primary and secondary criteria for dampener specification
  • Effect of pulsation and vibration on piping systems
  • How analysis is accomplished
  • Typical solutions for vibration problems

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HI Member TypeFee
Associate Member$89.25
Standards Partner$89.25
Training Partner$89.25
Industry Partner$113.05
Academic Partner$113.05

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Amy Marroquin

Senior Hydraulic Engineer


Amy is a Sr. Hydraulic Engineer for Blacoh Industries, a certified Women's Business Enterprise, and leading manufacturer of pulsation dampeners, surge suppression and other industrial fluid control products. In this role, Amy provides training and guidance in the fields of waterhammer and computer surge analysis. She is a Texas A&M engineering graduate with almost 20 years of engineering and management experience. Designs have encompassed numerous piping systems, pressure vessels and packaged equipment for a broad range of fluid medias including water, chemical, hydrocarbons, natural gas and sour gas. Amy has held leadership roles in several fast faced, critical projects installed worldwide. 

Scott Lang

Senior Engineering Software Developer at Applied Flow Technology

Applied Flow Technology

Scott Lang is a Senior Engineering Software Developer at Applied Flow Technology in Colorado Springs, CO. He supports Applied Flow Technology by researching and developing numerical methods for modeling a variety of fluid systems. Of particular interest to him is the prediction of turbomachine behavior under steady, transient, or performance-impacting conditions, and the general analysis of transient fluid flow. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with Mechanical and Electrical specialties from the Colorado School of Mines and is a member of the Engineering Honor Society Tau Beta Pi

PDH Credits

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

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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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