- Detailed hydraulic analysis.
- Rapid valve closure was the cause of failure.
- Flow Science recommended new valve operating times to prevent flow from exceeding maximum HGL elevations.
Allen McCulloch Pipeline Hydraulic Analysis
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Flow Science performed a detailed hydraulic analysis of the failure of the Allen McCulloch Pipeline. Determined the cause of failure as rapid valve closure and recommended new valve operating times to prevent maximum HGL elevations from exceeding the allowable during operations.