What is a hydraulic snubber?

A hydraulicsnubber is a device that permits pipe deflection under normal operatingconditions, but when subjected to an impulse load, such as an earthquake, waterhammer, etc., the snubber becomes activated and acts as a rigid restraint torestrict pipe movement as a result of the unwanted impulse loading.

A hydraulicsnubber includes a hydraulic fluid reservoir and cylinder to produce therestraint force when activated.

Hydraulic Snubbers with Protective Boots
Hydraulic Snubbers with Protective Boots

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