Transient Pressure Monitoring on the Rise

Transient pressure monitoring is quickly becoming a standard across multiple industries and applications. While it was once used almost exclusively to record pressure from occasional water hammer events, industry experts now recognize the benefits of continuous transient pressure monitoring to ensure optimal fluid system operations.

What distinguishes transient pressure monitoring from standard pressure monitoring is the scan and record rate of measured data. Typical DCS (distributed control system) and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) monitoring systems measure and record pressure at frequencies ranging from 0.0167Hz (1x/min) to 1.0Hz (1x/sec). Transient pressure monitoring systems measure and record pressure at 100Hz to 500Hz and higher.

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Sara Mathov is a feature editor contributing to Fugitive Emissions Journal, Stainless steel World Americas, and other related print & online media.