Customized Courses

First semester 2020

Training for medium level users. Modeling Air Vacuum Valves, Check Valves and Singular elements. Specific sessions.

Previous appointment needed

Site: Granollers. Barcelona

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Some of what you will learn about Air Vacuum Valves, AVV...

Where to site AVV

A feature for helping locate significant high and low elevations

Different AVV types

How to choose the correct AVV type to prevent extreme pressures

Preventing issues in pump stations

Big air cushions can cause very high pressures in pumping startups

AVV types

SURGE handles different AVV's responses, different types will be analyzed.

No air slam

SURGE "no slam" effect analysis


Ways to handle big air volumes.

Some of what you will learn about Check Valves & Singular elements.

Hydraulic analysis.

Transient results. Report review . Pump combined inertia. Different pipe materials, Wave speed changing upon certain conditions.

SURGE analysis results.

Gas volume evolution on bladder tanks.


Pressure evolution. Gas/air volume evolution in protection elements, tanks and air valves

Check valves modeling.

SURGE allows representing pressures, flows and time, when check valves initiate its run for closing

Check valves analysis.

SURGE suggest how pressures and flows go changing with time since check valves start closing

Manufacturers information.

The importance of check valves' manufacturer information in order to get realistic results

Specific sessions.

Intended for helping users to clarify cases which pose project's uncertainties.
Once revised the specific case a quotation will be sent.

For this sessions is not applicable what follows about courses

Courses info


By default Granollers, Barcelona.


Ferran Guillén, MSc Mechanical Engineer. Expertise on fluid facilities design.

Associated events

Coffee 9.30



Event Closure

Turn for questions

Courses conditions

Eventually some of this listed points could be adapted to match attendees needs.

Timetable: 8.30 - 4.30 included coffee & lunch times.

Number of seats LIMITED to 10, acceptance will be on a first come first served basis.

Registrations will be effective transfering the total cost indicated.

A pro-forma invoice will be sent to applicants as PROOF of registration done.

The organizer reserves the right to cancel, postpone the event or change the venue. Applicants will be informed and all fees will be refunded if it was the case.

Cancellations are accepted by email, WITHOUT penalty up to 10 days prior to date of commencement. Penalty fee will represent 30% of course price.

Other sites will be considered upon attendees' needs. This will affect prices for traveling and hotel extra costs.

Pricing Table



  • Price constrained to courses conditions indicated

  • Special prices for company groups from 5 people onward

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Ferran Guillén

Training driver

MSc Mechanical Engineer by the ETSEIB

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Non-Reopening Check Valves

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Dynamic Characteristics of Check Valves

Improper check valve' sizing can result in dangerous check valve slams, a phenomenon that produces very high increase in pressure head due to the rapid decrease of the reverse flow velocity associated to check valve closure.

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