The water hammer dampening tanks consist of pressurized vessels connected to the main pipeline, which have inside a volume of fluid and air calculated for the specific application, where through the automation of the system, it is possible to control and regulate the percentages of air and water previously defined through a detailed study of the transients. In short, in the event of a sudden stop of the pumping equipment in the process, fluid is automatically injected into the system, safely controlling the water hammer, thus avoiding damage to the installation and equipment.

We developed one of the largest and most complex water hammer dissipation stations for a mining company in the central zone of the country. We participated in the project that extended the existing tanks from four to six, increasing the capacity of this station by 50%. We supplied two water hammer dissipation ponds of 4.2 m2 each, piping and system automation.

In addition, we were awarded an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) type contract, work contemplated in the ACB (Increased Capacity Beneficiation) project, considering mechanical, electrical/control and civil works, executing the site installations, construction works, manufacture of hydraulic piping, metallic structures, platform at height, assembly of hydro-pneumatic tanks, piping assembly, compressors, electrical and control panels, supply of electrical elements and advice during testing and operational tests, all under the standards and deadlines established by the client.