Course detail

Water Tanks and Pumping Stations

FAST-BP052Acad. year: 2018/2019

Design the elevation and volume of water storage reservoirs, equipment fitting and storage chambers, types of water tanks, construction methods of water tanks, technical autit of water tanks.
Basic types of pumps, ways of involving pumps, pumps with variable speed, technological and service equipment of pumping stations, construction of pumping stations, cavitation, watre hammer protection , booster stations, technical audit of pumping stations.

Department

Institute of Municipal Water Management (VHO)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to calculate the water tank volume, design the elevation of water tanks, equipment of water tank valve chambers, construction of tanks, principles of operation of water tanks.
Ability to design the technical equipment of water supply pumping stations including the optimal proposal of pumps, the water hammer protection, construction of pumping station buildings.

Prerequisites

Hydraulic, Municipal Technical Equipment Networks

Co-requisites

The course take place parallel with the the subjectt BP03 Water supply and increasing the basic knowledge of water tanks and water supply pumping stations obtained in BP03 Water Supply course.

Recommended optional programme components

The study of recommended catalogs and websites of pumps producers, software tool EPANET 2.0..

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Presentation of the recommended computational procedures, using of software tool EPANET 2.0 for hydraulic calculation, photo slideshows and video sequences of real water tanks and pumping stations, samples of design documentation, field trips to selected water tank and pumping station.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Mandatory participation in seminars at the seminars (only allowed two excused absence) submitting examples of exercises deadlines. Written and oral examination.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Physical properties of pumped media, hydraulic of pipe fittings, local head losses
losses
2. Types of water storage tanks, storage design, elevation location of the tanks
3. Equipment of the water tank valve chambers, operation of tanks.
4. Building design and construction of water storage tanks, technical audit of water tanks.
5. Excursion to the selected water storage tank
6. Centrifugal types of pumps, the basic pumps curves
7. The proposal of basic pumping system - pumps, transmission main, water storage tank
8. Suction side of the pump, energy usage, efficiency and optimization of pumping stations
pump operation
9. Booster pumping stations, pumps with variable speed
10. Water hammer, protection against the water hammer, cavitation
11. Pressure reducing and control valves, technical audit of pumping stations.
12. Excursion to the selected pumping station
13. Producers of the pumps, databases of the pumps

Aims

Extend a basic knowledge of water tanks and pumping stations that received the student in subject BP03 Water supply. The goal is to enable graduate students to solve a simple case of a water tanks and pumping stations design, the ability to work with specialists in dealing with complex issues.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Physical properties of pumped media, hydraulic of pipe fittings, local head losses
losses
2. Types of water storage tanks, storage design, elevation location of the tanks
3. Equipment of the water tank valve chambers, operation of tanks.
4. Building design and construction of water storage tanks, technical audit of water tanks.
5. Excursion to the selected water storage tank
6. Centrifugal types of pumps, the basic pumps curves
7. The proposal of basic pumping system - pumps, transmission main, water storage tank
8. Suction side of the pump, energy usage, efficiency and optimization of pumping stations
pump operation
9. Booster pumping stations, pumps with variable speed
10. Water hammer, protection against the water hammer, cavitation
11. Pressure reducing and control valves, technical audit of pumping stations.
12. Excursion to the selected pumping station
13. Producers of the pumps, databases of the pumps

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Calculation of head losses
2. Calculation of local head losses in fittings
3. Calculation and design of water tank volume
4. Equipment of water tank valve chamber
5. Excursion to the selected water tank
6. Epanet 2.0 - hydraulic analysis of water distribution network, introduction
7. Epanet 2.0 - enter the parameters of hydraulic system - pumps, transmission main, water tank
8. Epanet 2.0 - setting the operating point of the pump system
9. Epanet 2.0 - kvazidynamic hydraulic analysis of the proposed pumping system
10. Epanet 2.0. - Office hours
11. Design of control and pressure reducing valves
12. Excursion to the selected pumping station
13. Credit