Cross Valley Transmission Pipeline Surge Protection System

Salt Lake County Water Conservancy District
Salt Lake County, UT

The Cross Valley Transmission pipeline delivers flow from the Jordan aqueduct to an elevated treatment plant in summer; in winter the flow is reversed. The Jordan Aqueduct near this reach has an extremely low surge protection pressure margin.Flow Science developed a surge protection system for both pumping and turbine operations that met the Bureau of Reclamation’s design review.

Field evaluation, by the Bureau, of pressure surges introduced into the aqueduct by system shutdown confirmed Flow Science’s analysis and surge protection recommendations.