Flow, Pressure and Pump Performance

Operators and managers should play a role in the design of collections system pump stations.

Flow, Pressure and Pump Performance

Figure 1. Operators often think of head as the discharge pressure at the pump, but many different aspects of head influence pump performance.

Pump station design is a common municipal project. Being common, however, should not be confused with being simple.

There is no single best design for pump stations. Pump capacity, station type, control strategy and a multitude of other factors contribute to variations in design....

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