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.
Participants will learn how to design and specify successful pump station projects, how to integrate theoretical hydraulics into the designs, how to design correctly for viscous sludges, the latest approaches in wet well designs including the new standards, and understand the impact of pump machine construction on hydraulic performance.
This course is facilitated by an international expert in water and wastewater systems and is run exclusively by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Participants will receive an ASCE Certificate of Completion upon completing the course.
This course is ideal for civil, design, mechanical or electrical engineers, consulting engineers, project managers, specification writers, construction and mechanical contractors, plant superintendents and operators, or approval agency plan reviewers.
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 an engineering supervisor with the Pierce County (Washington, USA) Sewer Division with responsibilities in the design and support of wastewater conveyance and treatment systems. Before joining Pierce County, he spent time as a design engineer for several engineering consultant 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.
Pump types and classification
Types of stations
Shop drawing review
Avoiding design blunders