Preventing Water Hammer in Steam Systems

In a domestic environment, water hammer is probably most commonly associated with faucets being turned on or off.  In industrial environments, it can occur in a variety of situations, particularly those involving steam systems, which is why it is also known as steam hammer.  In principle water/steam hammer could affect a domestic steam shower. But, in practice, these have minimal risks associated with them.  In industrial environments, however, steam hammer has the potential to be lethal.  It is more than capable of causing injury and can easily lead to expensive damage to piping and housing, particularly at junctions where it could quite feasibly destroy actual valves as well as their flanges and gaskets. What causes water hammer? Water hammer is essentially a product of condensation, which is what happens when

Combat Symptoms of Arthritis with Saunas

There are different treatments used to combat the pain and swelling associated with arthritis. The treatments range from over the counter painkillers to prescription medications, exercises, eating a proper diet, and more. One of the simplest, yet most effective methods for reducing the pain is the heat from a sauna. Saunas have been used for centuries to clear away the toxins. However, they also provide heat which can help relieve the pain from arthritis at least on a temporary basis. It should be noted that saunas are not a cure nor do they reverse the symptoms of arthritis. When used properly, they can act as a safe, natural way to reduce the pain and stiffness caused by arthritis. Why Saunas are an Effective Treatment There are solid benefits that regular

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