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Hydraulic snubbers

Snubbers (or dampers) are linear units designed to limit sudden unwanted movements in components such as :

  • Piping
  • Storage tanks
  • Control valves
  • Steam generators
  • Safety valves
  • Pumps, motors etc.

Hydraulic snubbers enable slow movements due to thermal dilatation in both directions and oppose only low resistance to such movements. But when the movement speed leads to dynamic forces that are harmful to the installation, hydraulic snubbers are immediately locked at the desired set speed and support the dynamic force by transferring it to the fixed structure. Once the disturbance has passed, the snubbers returns to its initial state and enables slow movements once again.

In that way, the hydraulic snubbers provide temporary additional support to the installation in order to prevent it from entering into resonance, thereby eliminating the risk of breaking due to vibrations.

Hydraulic snubbers therefore prevent damage due to :

  • Earthquakes
  • Water hammer effects
  • Violent thrusts due to safety valve discharge
  • Strong gusts of wind
  • Other similar disturbances

QUIRI Hydromecanics has perfected hydraulic Snubbers especially adapted for use in severe environments in power plants and nuclear installations for frequencies up to 100 Hz. The standard range of hydraulic snubbers extends from load capacities of 12.5kN up to 8,500KN with travel ranges of up to 350mm, with all fixing accessories (rods, welding straps, extensions etc.). Other capacities and travel ranges are available on request. Snubbers can also be designed for damping of low frequency movements.

The QUIRI technology has been used for more than 25 years and has some key advantages

  • The QUIRI hydraulic snubbers are using forged raw material, no welding and no casting
  • The QUIRI snubbers use internal volume compensation system with metallic bellows.
  • They can be used in any position and do not need external tank
  • High stiffness
  • Maintenance free product
  • Special high performance tightness
  • Exclusive SCLV valve, without any risk of blocking
  • Symmetrical design
  • Standard range from 8 to 8500kN

All the hydraulic snubbers are individually tested on dynamic test benches of 10, 50 and 850T.

These hydraulic snubbers are fitted to a large number of nuclear plants in France (for EDF), Korea, South Africa, China, India, to the nuclear aircraft carrier “Charles de Gaulle” and many power plants and petrochemical installations.

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