Pump Stations Articles

  • BBA Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Response for Floods

    Netherlands’ Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Flood Response In its latest edition, the North American PUMPS & SYSTEMS magazine publishes an in-depth article featuring the history and current usage of emergency mobile pumps. The Western European ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Netherlands’ Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Flood Response

    The Western European nation has 20 mobile diesel-driven pumps on standby, ready to assist in national and international emergencies. One of the smallest and most densely populated countries in Western Europe, the Netherlands has nearly 10 million residents who live and work below sea level. Without active water management and primary flood defenses, ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • ‘Smart’ flood alleviation system protects Portsmouth

    In late 2014, Southern Water completed a major project to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in parts of Portsmouth and Southsea. Substantial works were undertaken to divert runoff and tidal ingress, and a ‘smart’ hydrometeorological monitoring system was installed to enable prompt diversion of excess water during periods of high rainfall. Sewer level monitoring is undertaken in ...

  • How to Assess Fall Hazards

    Fall hazards are an ongoing concern in most workplaces and include both falls from heights as well as falls from the same level. Slips, trip and falls from both categories consistently rank among the top causes of both disabling injuries and deaths in all types of workplaces, from construction sites, to manufacturing operations to warehouses to offices. In fact, the only other category of ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Case Study: Fighting Wipes at Wonderland Pumping Station

    JWC Monsters never back down in the fight against tough wipes clogs! Problem: Clogged pumps and reweaving of materials Solution: Wipes Ready Channel Monster Dealing with tough debris and clogged pumps and pipes are significant and costly issues for many municipal public works departments. These ...


    By JWC Environmental

  • Weather Data Has Multiple Uses in Water Management

    According to their website, Central Utah Water Conservancy District (CUWCD) is "proud of its role in managing the water in its jurisdiction and using technology, intelligence and hard work to ensure the best possible balance for man and nature.” As part of this management and use of technology, Orion Weather Stations are located at Jordanelle Dam and Utah Lake Pumping Station with three ...

  • INDIAN FARMERS CAN GENERATE 800000 MW SOLAR POWER

    INDIAN FARMERS CAN GENERATE 800000 MW SOLAR POWER DANGERS OF CENTRALIZED POWER PLANTS ...


    By AADHUNIK GLOBAL ENERGY

  • Eight screens for California aqueduct - case study

    The Berrenda Mesa Water Districts’ California Aqueduct pumping station had a massive debris problem, causing high labor costs, injuries and endless headaches — until they contacted International Water Screens. We engineered and installed a large array of moss removal screens. Now: Labor issues resolved, no racks to clean. Pump efficiencies have improved to the point where the project ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Evaluation of methods for reducing the total cost in rural water pumping stations in Iran: a case study

    With regard to increasing energy costs, the issue of reducing energy consumption can be vital and essential. Pumping systems are one of the most widely used energy consuming systems in the water supply network. This work studies the optimization of Goharbaran pump station in Sari (Iran) with the purpose of achieving some extendable effective strategies which can be applied to the other ABFAR ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • TPHEnhanced pilot study - residual petroleum remediation various fuel oils (JP, JP4, No 2) searsport pipeline pump station argyle, maine: former Loring Air Force Base case study

    Project Highlights TPHENHANCED proven to expedite biodegradation of saturated soil/groundwater PHC contaminants, anaerobically TPHENHANCED facilitated >83% reduction in total [TPH] over 13-week evaluation period. TPHENHANCED proven Green and sustainable strategy, minimizing environmental impact and remedial costs. TPHENHANCED cost-effective site ...

  • ROMAG stainless steel installations for the largest groundwater pumping station in Switzerland

    The pumping station in Uetendorf near Thun, Switzerland, went into operation in March 2014, and pumps 25,000 l/min of water from a depth of 19 m. 40% of the drinking water in Switzerland is pumped out of groundwater streams. To guarantee an adequate long-term supply of drinking water in the greater region around the city of Thun, the public company WARET (Wasserversorgung Region Thun AG) was ...


    By ROMAG aquacare ag

  • Merged two-level optimization for optimal pump operation of large scale urban water distribution system

    Subsequent to the least cost design problem of water distribution systems (WDSs), optimal operation is probably the most explored topic. Since 1970 a variety of methods have been developed to address this problem. Although the proposed methods give theoretic ways for solving optimal operation problems of WDSs, there are little successful application cases in practice, especially when the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reliable silica monitoring supports power station efficiency

    West Burton B CCGT is a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine power station near Nottingham in the UK. It has three open-cycle gas turbines capable of generating enough electricity for approximately 1.5 million UK homes. In common with all combustion based power stations, the CCGT has a requirement to monitor silica levels in the Plant’s water and steam processes. Sean Todd, the Plant’s Control ...

  • Water Level Measurements-Part 1

    Confused about which instrumentation to use in your water level monitoring system? In-Situ offers two categories of pressure sensors for water level measurements: absolute or non-vented sensors, and gauged or vented sensors. They look the same and both measure pressure and water level, but they have drastically different applications, outputs and accuracy. The absolute (or non-vented) water level ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • DN 1200 Vitrified Clay Jacking Pipes with Intermediate Jacking Pit

    The city of Peine in Lower Saxony lies in a sandy heathland between Hanover and Braunschweig. In the “Dungelbecker Bruch” landscape conservation area on the outskirts of the town’s Dungelbeck district the inlet pipes to the wastewater pump station needed to be renewed for hydraulic and construction reasons. Due to space limitations – the entire length of pipeline runs ...


    By STEINZEUG KERAMO N.V.

  • Fuzzy maximum power extraction control for a photovoltaic water pumping system

    AC loads present a delicate matter for photovoltaic systems, and this is because of the photovoltaic panel's operating point, which moves randomly according to irradiance changes; in this case, almost of photovoltaic water pumping systems use a DC–DC converter to ensure either the maximum power extracted from PV panel or the load needs. For AC motor pumps, an inverter must follow this chopper. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Detailed dynamic pumping energy models for optimization and control of wastewater applications

    Despite the increasing level of detail in wastewater treatment process models, oversimplified energy consumption models (i.e. constant ‘average’ power consumption) are being used in optimization exercises. A new dynamic model for a more accurate prediction of pumping costs in wastewater treatment has been developed to overcome this unbalance in the coupled submodels. The model is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reaping the Rewards of Restoration case study

    Deteriorating infrastructure continues to plague municipalities across the U.S., compromising local budgets and natural resources. Utility officials nationwide are actively searching for innovative strategies to circumvent these problems. When the Cary ville-Jacksboro Utility Commission (CJUC), located 36 miles north of Knoxville, Tenn., began restoring its collection system, it successfully ...


    By Mission Communications, LLC

  • Water level stabilization in open channels using Chebyshev polynomials and teaching–learning-based optimization

    Water level fluctuations in open channels can cause serious problems for conveyance systems which lead to economical and performance issues. The problem of water level stabilization in open channels containing two pumping stations at both ends is investigated in this paper. The optimal control that should be imposed at one end of the channel to minimize water surface fluctuations due to sudden ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Gordy Pump Station - St. Mary Parish Gordy, LA case study

    The first levee armoring project designed by the New Orleans District of the Corp of Engineers (COE) post Hurricane Katrina utilized Armor-Max®, an Anchored Reinforced Vegetation System. It was installed in December 2006 on the land side of the levee to prevent erosion from overtopping. ArmorMax® is a combination of a high performance turf reinforcement mat (HPTRM) and earth percussion ...

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