Siphonic roof drainage systems-priming focused design

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    This paper represents the most thorough examination of siphonic system priming to date. Data is presented which has been obtained from a number of systems. The text details the priming of siphonic roof drainage systems, and outlines how knowledge of the priming process, if considered at the design stage, may be used to improve the operational system performance. The role of different system components in improving "ability to prime", estimating priming time and reducing ongoing maintenance costs is considered and used as the basis of the "Priming Focused Design" philosophy proposed in this paper. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2421-2431
    Number of pages11
    JournalBuilding and Environment
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007


    • Design standard
    • Priming
    • Roof drainage
    • Siphonic roof drainage


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