Free Surge Modeling Seminar | July 1

Alan Hutson

Freese and Nichols University is pleased to offer a free Surge Modeling seminar on Friday, July 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Fort Worth.

During this seminar, participants will learn about surge modeling in order to ensure proper system functionality. They will also hear about lessons learned and ways to prevent accidents, as well as view a live demonstration.


  • Surge theory and equations
  • Surge related accidents in the industry
  • Demonstration of surge using a portable hydraulics lab
  • Surge control devices, including air and vacuum valves, pressure relief valves and surge accumulator tanks
  • Computer simulation of surge and surge modeling issues

Presenter Tom Hill, P.E., is a Senior Hydraulic Engineer in Freese and Nichols’ Southeast Division Treatment, Transmission and Utilities Group. He has more than 37 years of experience providing flow assurance and hydraulics for pipelines and piping systems. This experience includes steady-state operations and hydraulic transient or surge scenarios, as well as development of computer models of piping, pump stations, compressor stations, control valves, instrumentations and control systems, relief valves, plant operations logic, and simulation of various hydraulic transient events, such as pump trip, pump start, valve closures, line break, power failure and varying injections and deliveries.

This course is worth three professional development hours and lunch will be provided. To register or for more information, contact Stephanie Buckingham.