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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What makes noisey water pipes? Five precautions to take.

What makes noisey water pipes? Five precautions to take.
It's a researched fact that sound is louder and travels faster in water than air.

There are several causes of noise within a water system, including disturbed water as it flows through a pipe, faulty valves, or friction. For example, the rougher the internal surface of a pipe, and the greater the number of joints and the more acute angles within a system; the higher the likelihood there is noise coming from the pipes.

Five precautions that will help reduce noise in water pipe lines.

#1 Use a pipe with a smooth internal surface such as copper or plastic.

#2 Avoid unnecessary joins. Ensure all cut ends are de-burred prior to completing connections.

#3 Long radius bends are preferable to manufactured bends when changing direction. If the radius of the bend is not less than five times the diameter of pipe, the flow will not reduce.

#4 Pipes are to be sized correctly to ensure that when water is drawn off, the rate of flow is below the maximum velocity for the pipe (which is generally 3m/sec).

#5 Humming or screaming noises may be caused by a screw-down tap when the jumper spins. the edge of a worn washer may become serrated, causing the jumper to spin and the stem within the jumpers’s spindle creates the noise.

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