Water handling industry is gradually important. The main application is the pump in water handling industry. When traditional electro-mechanical motor controls are used, motor torque is immediately lost when the power is turned off. The fluid that is flowing through the system, and the kinetic energy associated with it, immediately reverses direction. To prevent the reverse flow, a check valve typically is slammed shut, trapping the kinetic energy in the piping system. This creates a shockwave often referred to as “Water Hammer”
By gradually reducing motor torque using Pump-FlexTM decel control, this potentially destructive pump output pressure is allowed to slowly dissipate in the system during the stopping process. Check valves close gently and other fluid system components including pipes, valves, flanges, couplings and hangers are no longer subjected to the shock and destructive potential of water hammer.