Whether you’re working on a fluid system for a new-build home, the plumbing in a hospital or a factory, or building a machine that uses fluid dynamics, you need several safety features in place. That’s because excess flow or variable water volumes can cause damage to the system you’re building, leading to leaks and catastrophic failures. Read on to find out about the different safety options you have at your disposal to offset these risks.
The basis of your warning and measurement protocols should be comprised of sensors. This is the case whether you’re measuring the water pressure for the plumbing of a hotel, or you’re building a complex machine through which a certain amount of water must constantly flow. To stay abreast of the level of water flowing through your device or system, you need a sensor that will be able to tell you, instantly and simply, if there are issues with the flow.
Thankfully, these sensors are simple to install and they accurately measure fluid flow. The wide range of different measurement systems available at Strain Measurement Devices are testament to the fact that any kind of fluid system can be managed effectively and efficiently by simple sensors fitted to your device.
Valves & Backflow
Sometimes, the pressure in your device or your system will change rapidly, and this can cause backflow and other issues with the directional flow of the fluid in question. In these cases, when the pressure in your pipes is temporarily reversed, your system is particularly at risk. Water flowing back up your pipes and towards your source could cause major damage to the machine or plumbing system that you’re building.
That’s why it’s crucial that you install valves in your system, whether it’s a large plumbing apparatus or just a small system that helps run a machine, so that the water is prevented from flowing back. This simple mechanical fix can save you a good deal of money in the future.
Finally, the water that you use in your system is rarely going to be pure. In the absence of pure water, you’re going to be running impurities through your water systems, and this includes particles and substances that can cause corrosion, over time, to your pipes and the other internal parts of your water flow system.
The solution is simple: use materials that are proven to be anti-corrosion, resistant to both the impact of acidity in water, and of particles that can slowly erode pipes. There are also smart design features available that will enable you to maximize your flow without unduly affecting your pipes or the internal machinery of your fluid build. Search online for the most efficient and corrosion-resistant flow designs for your system. Make sure you’ve learned the ins and outs of the physical laws of fluid dynamics so you have the basis to assess the safety of your system.
These three safety considerations are necessary if you are to run a safe and secure fluid system.