Effective Pump Intake Design and Troubleshooting Problem: Background, design objectives, using the standards

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Effective Pump Intake Design and Troubleshooting Problem: Background, design objectives, using the standard

PDH Credits: 1

Part-1 of 4-Part Live Webinar Bundle


This webinar is based on the Hydraulic Institute’s Intake Design for Rotodynamic Pumps ANSI/HI 9.8 Standard, which enables designers, owners, and users to configure functional pumping facility designs and provides remedial measures for problematic intakes. The webinar offers an overview of intake design considerations, available tools, and historical context, delving into potential issues and outlining specific design objectives with references to Section 9.8.2 and Appendix H for modification guidance. The session concludes with a summary of standard utilization across various intake configurations, followed by a Q&A session

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, learners should be able to:

• Assess intake design factors including new or existing setups, liquid properties, client needs, site constraints, pump specifications, intake configuration, and hydraulic conditions.

• Identify and evaluate available tools for intake design, including experience, modeling through CFD or physical model studies, and reference materials such as ANSI/HI 9.8 and ANSI/HI 9.6.6.

• Understand the background and history of ANSI/HI 9.8, its design recommendations for different intake types, and the flexibility it allows through physical model testing, along with informative appendices for considering factors beyond standard sump design.

• Identify and explain the negative consequences of intake design issues, including vortices, excessive pre-swirl, non-uniform velocity distribution, excessive turbulence, air entrainment, and solids/sediment accumulation.

• Delineate design objectives for both new intake design and modification of existing designs, including considerations outlined in Section 9.8.2 and Appendix H, and utilize the standard effectively through the provided flow chart with a guide to relevant sections.


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Kara Hurtig, P. Eng., MSc.


Northwest Hydraulic Consultants (NHC)

Ms.Hurtig is a Principal at Northwest Hydraulic Consultants with over 25 years ofexperience in hydraulic modeling. She holds a BSc. in Civil Engineering andMSc. in Water Resources Engineering. She has a strong technical background andsignificant experience in managing hydraulic design projects, physical modelstudies, and CFD model studies. Her clients include government agencies, powerutilities, AE firms, and equipment manufacturers located across North Americaand Internationally. She has been an active member of the Hydraulic InstitutePump Intake and Pump Piping Design Standards committees since 2014.

Andy Johansson

Director of Hydraulic Modeling

Verdantas Flow Laboratory

Mr. Johansson is the Associate Vice-President of Physical Modeling at Verdantas Flow Laboratory with over 30 years of experience in hydraulic modeling. He obtained his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1995, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is currently in charge of the day-to-day operations of the hydraulic modeling group.  He provides supervision of all stages of numeric and physical model studies for electric power utilities, water supply and treatment, architect-engineering firms, equipment manufacturers and governmental agencies. He is an active member of the Hydraulic Institute Pump Piping Committee and is the current Vice Chair for the Intake Design Committee. 

PDH Credits

One (1) PDH credit will be issued upon completion of this live webinar series. 

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