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MMS 229 - Networking and Pump Station operation and Maintenance

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MMS 229 15 July 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 229 12 August 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 229 09 September 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 229 07 October 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 229 04 November 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 229 02 December 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

 Network Pumping Stations are plants which transfer the collected sewage from sewers to Sewage Treatment Plants. These pumping stations are commonly referred to as Network Pump Stations (NPS). This course is designed to provide an understanding on how things work from the collected sewage until the treatment process which travels throughout the pump systems.

Reliable and well-designed water pumping facilities are essential for cities and sewerage systems across countries. This 5-day course will provide you with valuable techniques and knowledge that you can apply immediately in your own systems and projects. 

Course Objectives

  • Manage, design, and operate reliable and cost-effective pumping facilities and forcemains 
  • Evaluate pros and cons of different station designs 
  • Prevent hydraulic problems in pumps, wet wells, and forcemains 
  • Improve station reliability 
  • Understand electric motors and VFDs 
  • Carryout basic maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Reduce problems in operation and maintenance 
  • Select optimum pumping equipment, valves, and piping systems 
  • Reduce your pumping energy costs 
  • Upgrade and rehab your pumping stations for the future
  • follow good health and safety practices

Who Should Attend?

  • Wastewater engineers, 
  • Supervisors 
  • Operators and Technicians
  • Consulting engineers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Pumping Station Types, Features, and Design Considerations 
  • Types of stations 
  • Types of pumping equipment 
  • Valves, fittings, forcemain piping 
  • Screening systems and grinders 
  • Ventilation and odor control 
  • Emergency power, generators 
  • Station layout and geometry 

Day 2

  • Pumping Equipment 
  • Drywell and submersible pumping equipment 
  • Shafts, bearings, mechanical seals 
  • Impellers, casings, wearing rings 
  • Pump characteristics and performance curves 
  • NPSH, cavitation, and other pump problems 
  • Electric motors 
  • Variable frequency drives (VFDs)
  • Control systems 

Day 3

  • Applied Hydraulics and Selection of Pumping Units 
  • Peak flow selection 
  • Computing system head curves 
  • Force main sizing 
  • Pump selection 
  • Energy usage, power demand 
  • Pumping in parallel or series 
  • Affinity laws 
  • Variable speed vs. constant speed pumping 
  • Wet well and storage considerations 

Day 4

  • Operation and maintenance challenges 
  • Plant Monitoring
  • Maintenance Aspects
  • Air valves in forcemains 
  • Waterhammer protection: When and where do you need it? 
  • Station rehabilitation projects 
  • Special problems in wastewater pumping 
  • Other topics as requested 

Day 5

  • Problems and Troubleshooting
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Health & Safety
  • Sewage / Sewerage Terminology
  • Sewage Composition
  • Sewage Treatment
  • Water Pollution
  • Environmental Regulations

Problem-Solving Exercises 

  • Attendees will participate in problem-solving exercises that will help them to understand key aspects of wastewater pumping systems and lift stations.