Customized Sessions

Second semester 2019

SURGE COURSES & SESSIONS. Advanced level. Modelling Air Vacuum Valves, Check Valves, Singular elements. Specific sessions.




Previous appointment needed

Site: Granollers. Barcelona

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What you will learn about Air Vacuum Valves

Where to site them

Latest version includes 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 startup

AVV types

SURGE treats different AVV responses, different ARI models have been analyzed.


SURGE "no slam" effect analysis


Ways to handle big air volumes.

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 modelling.

SURGE allows represent 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 engineers to clarify cases which pose project's uncertainties.
Once revised the case a quotation will be sent to you.

Courses details


By default Granollers, Barcelona. But other sites will be considered upon attendees' needs.


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

Associated events

Coffee 9.30


Your laptop

Event Closure

Turn for questions

Courses conditions

Eventually some of this listed points could be adapted to fit 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.

Pricing Table


€550/ session

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Ferran Guillén

Training driver

MSc Mechanical Engineer by the ETSEIB

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