PROBLEMS OF CAVITATION
Cavitation is the formation of vapour cavities in a liquid – i.e. small liquid-free zones (“bubbles” or “voids”) – that are the consequence of forces acting upon the liquid. It usually occurs when a liquid is subjected to rapid changes of pressure that cause the formation of cavities where the pressure is relatively low. When subjected to higher pressure, the voids implode and can generate an intense shock wave strong enough to cause significant damage to moving parts.
In the case of impellers or ships’ propellers, cavitation damage are the eternal problem of maintenance technicians and is the problem that has always had the lowest number of solutions for the past. Today ENECON FLEXICLAD systems DuraTough provide exceptional protection to the equipment subject to cavitation and the damage they cause.