The water hammer phenomenon occurs when liquid flowing through the pipe stops suddenly. This can take place when opening or closing valves rapidly, when starting or stopping pumping operations or as a consequence of the movements produced by airlocks inside the pipe, etc.
ecoFITTOM® endure water hammers produced by sudden changes in flow and pressure.
The lower the celerity, the better the materials can withstand water hammers. Both, TOM® pipes and ecoFITTOM® fittings have a low celerity, up to four times lower than the metallic ones. Consequently, the possibility of suffering breakages in the openings and seals of networks and when starting pumping operations is practically zero. In this way it is ensured a total protection of the different elements of the network.