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Pumping Systems Design for Engineers

Develop a practical understanding of the basics of pumping systems design, with an emphasis on municipal water and wastewater systems.

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Overview

Develop a practical understanding of the basics of pumping systems design, with an emphasis on municipal water and wastewater systems.

Although largely unseen by the public, pumping systems are critical components of the infrastructure that makes water so easily accessible to so many around the world.

This two-day course delivers a practical understanding of the basics of pumping systems design, with an emphasis on municipal water and wastewater systems.

You'll learn how to design and specify successful pump station projects, integrate theoretical hydraulics into the designs, design correctly for viscous sludges, and understand the latest approaches in wet well designs, and the impact of pump machine construction on hydraulic performance.

Important notice about Public Sessions

Public sessions for this course are temporarily postponed due to community concerns around COVID19. To be notified when courses are running and registrations are open again, please complete the ‘Enquire now’ form below or email us: [email protected].

Our Tailored Training services for corporate clients, online courses and qualifications are continuing as normal.

This course is run exclusively by The American Society of Civil Engineers with Engineering Education Australia.

Details
Price
$2,380
EA members
$2,800
Non-members

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Duration
16 Hours

We can customise this course for groups of six or more.

You choose the time, place, duration and format.

Find out how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Duration
Customisable
Delivery
Online
Learning outcomes
  • Determine which engineering relationships apply to specific pumping situations
  • Understand the impact of pump machine construction on hydraulic performance
  • Integrate theoretical hydraulics with practical pump station and system design
  • Apply the latest approaches in wet well design including the new Hydraulic Institute/ANSI Design Standards
  • Design correctly for viscous sludges without using inaccurate “rules of thumb”
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

Ideal for:

  • civil, design, mechanical or electrical engineers
  • consulting engineers
  • project managers
  • specification writers
  • construction and mechanical contractors
  • plant superintendents and operators
  • approval agency plan reviewers
Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

Pump types and classification

  • Classification of pumps
  • Types of centrifugal pumps
  • Types of rotary pumps
  • Types of positive displacement pumps

Basic hydraulics

  • Liquid characteristics
  • Fluid properties
  • Pressure relationships
  • Fluid statics
  • Pumping terms
  • Energy losses in pumping systems (Design Ex. #1)

System hydraulics

  • Flow regimes
  • Pipeline friction losses (Design ex. #2)
  • Minor losses
  • System head curves (Design ex. #3)
  • Fluid rheology

Pump selection

  • Impeller classification
  • Specific speed
  • Centrifugal pump performance
  • Pump operating conditions and duty points (Design ex. #4)
  • Manufacturer’s pump curves

Systems operations

  • Affinity laws of centrifugal pumps
  • Pumping application considerations
  • Sump design issues
  • Net positive suction head (Design ex. #5)
  • Variable speed pumping

Types of stations

  • Wastewater pumping stations
  • Water pumping stations

Shop drawing review

  • Pump performance materials
  • Contract coordination

Wastewater pumps

  • Types of wastewater pumps
  • Selection and comparison of wastewater pumps

Water pumps

  • Types of water pumps
  • Selection and comparison of water pumps

Sludge pumping

  • Sludge design characteristics
  • Friction headlosses (Design ex. #6)
  • Sludge design concepts
  • Design guidelines
  • Comparison of sludge pumps

Station design

  • Design for expansion
  • Increasing existing station capacity
  • Designing for operations
  • Designing for safety
  • Design problems
  • Mechanical and maintenance design

Avoiding design blunders

  • General
  • Site
  • Environmental
  • Hydraulics
  • Pumps
  • Valves
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Structural/architectural
  • Specifications
  • Economics
Facilitator
Andrew C. Perez
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