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.
This course is run exclusively by The American Society of Civil Engineers with Engineering Education Australia.
Please register at least two weeks before the scheduled course start date.
- 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?
- civil, design, mechanical or electrical engineers
- consulting engineers
- project managers
- specification writers
- construction and mechanical contractors
- plant superintendents and operators
- approval agency plan reviewers
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Topics we'll cover
Pump types and classification
- Classification of pumps
- Types of centrifugal pumps
- Types of rotary pumps
- Types of positive displacement pumps
- Liquid characteristics
- Fluid properties
- Pressure relationships
- Fluid statics
- Pumping terms
- Energy losses in pumping systems (Design Ex. #1)
- Flow regimes
- Pipeline friction losses (Design ex. #2)
- Minor losses
- System head curves (Design ex. #3)
- Fluid rheology
- Impeller classification
- Specific speed
- Centrifugal pump performance
- Pump operating conditions and duty points (Design ex. #4)
- Manufacturer’s pump curves
- 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
- Types of wastewater pumps
- Selection and comparison of wastewater pumps
- Types of water pumps
- Selection and comparison of water pumps
- Sludge design characteristics
- Friction headlosses (Design ex. #6)
- Sludge design concepts
- Design guidelines
- Comparison of sludge pumps
- Design for expansion
- Increasing existing station capacity
- Designing for operations
- Designing for safety
- Design problems
- Mechanical and maintenance design
Avoiding design blunders
Andrew C. Perez, P.E., WWTPO IV, is a professional engineer and graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.
Mr Perez is a project manager with Kennedy Jenks Engineers (Seattle, WA, USA) with responsibilities in the design and support of wastewater conveyance and treatment systems. Before joining Kennedy Jenks, he spent 15 years in public service at several wastewater purveyors along with spending 5 years in several engineering consulting firms in the Pacific Northwest.
He has designed numerous pumping stations and pumping systems associated with water and wastewater projects. His experience includes design, construction administration, wastewater treatment, construction installation and quality control, and start-up of new facilities as well as evaluation and troubleshooting of existing pumping and treatment facilities.
He is a member of WEF and APWA.