Effective Pump Intake Design and Troubleshooting Problem Intakes: 4-Part Live Webinar Series 2024

Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 05/07/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

  • Register
    • Non-member - $333
    • Member - $250
    • Associate Member - $250
    • Academic Partner - $317
    • PSAP Industry Partner - $317
    • Pump Industry Partner - $317
    • Pump Industry Partner Retiree - $317
    • Standards Partner - Consultant - $250
    • Standards Partner - End User - $250
    • Standards Partner - End User & Basic Training - $250
    • Training Partner - $250

Effective Pump Intake Design and Troubleshooting Problem Intakes for 

clear liquids, solid bearing liquid & CFD modelling

Date: May 7 - June 18, 2024
Time: 1pm - 2 pm EST   
PDH Credits: 4

4-Part Live Webinar Series


This webinar series is based on the Hydraulic Institute’s Intake Design for Rotodynamic Pumps ANSI/HI 9.8 Standard. The standard enables designers, owners, and users to configure functional pumping facility designs and provides remedial measures for problem intakes. This webinar series visually aids the standard’s overview of design objectives, required inlet bell design diameter, submergence requirements, using the standard for proper instructions on intake structures for clear liquids and solids-handling pumps, highlights of key technologies used when designing the pump intake including physical and computation fluid dynamics (CFD).

Webinar content covers the following plans:

  • Session 1: Intake Background, History, and Design Objectives
  • Session 2: Intakes for Clear Liquids
  • Session 3: Intakes of Solids-Bearing Liquids
  • Session 4: CFD Modeling and Physical Modeling

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, learners should be able to:

  1. Be able to identify issues and considerations when designing a pump intake
  2. Highlight tools that are available to the engineer
  3. Understand how to use a standard effectively and comply with the industry regulations


Registration Fees

HI Member TypeFee
Associate Member$250
Standards Partner$250
Training Partner$250
Industry Partner$317
Academic Partner$317

Members, Associate Members, Standards Partners, and Training Partners of the Hydraulic Institute (HI) receive 25% discount on all available PSM training. Employees of Members, Associate Members, Standards Partner, and Training Partner organizations must log-in with their company email address in order for the discounted registration fee to apply. Industry Partners and Academic Partners receive 5% discount on all PSM training. Click here to learn more about HI membership.

Membership Question?  Call us at 973-267-9700, email us, or view the HI website for more information.

Group Registration

Group registration discounts are available for webinars. If you are interested in registering a group, please click the button below to download the group registration form and upload it here. It may take up to 3 business days to process group registrations.

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Refunds & Cancellations

All refund requests must be made in writing to training@pumps.org. Full refunds will be issued for any live course or webinar that has been cancelled.

Webinar Instructions

  1. Click the Contents tab and select "View Live Webinar".  After the live webinar is completed, return to the Contents tab.
  2. Click "Complete Quiz for Live Webinar" to answer quiz questions. You will have 10 attempts and must get at least 80% correct to proceed. After completing the quiz, return to the Contents tab.
  3. For webinar series, continue this process until you complete all the webinar sessions.
  4. Click "Complete Webinar Evaluation" to provide your feedback on the webinar to PSM. Scroll down to view all feedback questions, there are questions that expand past the size of the window. 
  5. Click the button “View/Print Your Certificate” in the box titled “Claim Credits & Certificate to save or print your certificate of completion. If you ever lose your certificate, you can come back to the PSM website and view it on your transcript (found in the Dashboard).

Need Assistance?

If you are experiencing any log in issues, cannot access a course, need assistance claiming credit, or have other questions or concerns, please e-mail training@pumps.org for assistance.

Kara Hurtig, P. Eng., MSc.


Northwest Hydraulic Consultants Ltd.

Ms. Hurtig is a Principal at Northwest Hydraulic Consultants with over 21 years of professional experience in hydraulic engineering with an emphasis on the management of hydraulic design projects, and physical and CFD modeling. She holds a BSc. in Civil Engineering and MSc. in Water Resources Engineering. Her project experience encompasses a variety of hydraulic structures including numerous pump intakes for raw water, wastewater and power generation facilities; spillway design / rehabilitation projects; bridge crossings; hydroelectric developments; and sediment transport investigations. Ms. Hurtig is an active member of the Hydraulic Institute Pump Piping and Pump Intake Design Committees.

Andy Johansson

Director of Hydraulic Modeling

Alden Research Laboratory, Inc.

Mr. Johansson is the Director of Hydraulic Modeling at Alden Research 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. 

Dave Werth


Clemson Engineering Hydraulics

Dr. Werth is the Principal Engineer at Clemson Engineering Hydraulics (CEH) and has over 27 years of experience in hydraulic modeling and design. He holds B.S, M.S and Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering and is currently in charge of daily operations at CEH.  He has conducted hundreds of physical model and lab studies for a wide variety of hydraulic structures and systems including pump intakes, discharge structures, energy dissipation systems, open channel and closed conduit flows, cavitation, valve hydraulics, siphons and siphon breakers, spillways and other water related systems. He is an active member of the Hydraulic Institute Pump Piping Committee and Intake Design Committee.      

Barry Jongsma

Director of Engineering, Flow Technologies


Barry is a pump engineer with 30 years of design experience serving the water, wastewater, flood control, chemical process, pulp and paper, industrial, and fire protection markets.  Barry currently chairs the Foundation Design Committee for Hydraulic Institute, and participates on other Hydraulic Institute Committees. Barry is a past President of the Submersible Wastewater Pump Association and serves on the AWWA Solids Handling Standard Committee.  

Joe Orlins, PE, P.Eng., PhD, PMP, D.WRE

Associate Vice President for Hydraulic Design and Systems


Dr. Orlins is an Associate Vice President for Hydraulic Design and Systems at AECOM.  He has over thirty years of experience in hydraulic engineering, higher education, engineering and project management, and capital facilities planning, construction, and operations.  He has extensive experience in laboratory and field studies of pumping systems for municipal, industrial, and power generation clients, as well as hydropower facilities, fish facilities, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, lakes, reservoirs and harbors, and stormwater systems. Dr. Orlins is a Diplomate in the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers and is an active member of the Hydraulic Institute Pump Piping and Intake Design Committees. 

PDH Credits

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

The acceptance of continuing education as it applies to fulfillment of the state licensing requirements for professional designations is at the pleasure of the individual state licensing boards. It is the responsibility of the individual participants to be knowledgeable about their state requirements.

Licensed Professional Engineers

Continuing professional development is a vital component to the engineering licensure process. Most state licensing boards require continuing professional development as a condition for licensure and renewal of the license to practice engineering. Pre-approval of training providers and courses are not required by most state licensing boards, except for the following:

Florida Board of Professional Engineers

Pump Systems Matter is a board-approved continuing education provider for the Florida Board of Professional Engineers: License # CEA361.

North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors

Pump Systems Matter is an approved continuing professional competency sponsor for the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors: Sponsor # S-0523.

New York State Board for Engineering, Land Surveying, and Geology

Pump Systems Matter is approved as a sponsor of continuing education for professional engineers in New York State: NYS Sponsor # 241.


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05/07/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
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06/05/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
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06/18/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
06/18/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
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