Effective Pump Intake Design and Troubleshooting Problem Intakes: Physical and CFD modeling, future of the standard.

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Effective Pump Intake Design and Troubleshooting Problem Intakes: Physical and CFD modeling, future of the standard.

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

Part-4 of 4-Part Live Webinar Bundle


This webinar offers a recap of issues and problems in intake design, followed by an examination of physical and CFD modeling techniques. It delves into the benefits, applicability, and acceptance criteria of physical modeling, discussing topics such as hydraulic similitude, model limits, instrumentation, testing programs, reporting, and the process of developing an RFP for physical modeling. Additionally, it discusses the future direction of the ANSI/HI 9.8 Standard. The session concludes with a summary of key points and a Q&A session for further discussion.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, learners should be able to:

• Knowledge of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and physical model studies as tools for intake design and recognizing that a physical model study is the standard method. 

• Understand the limitations of using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to demonstrate compliance with the HI Standard, recognizing its acceptable uses such as analyzing general approach flow, determining physical model extent, and assessing velocity distribution at model boundaries.

• Learn the benefits and applications of physical model studies, including mitigating intake-related problems at start-up, reducing long-term maintenance, saving construction costs, developing cost-effective solutions, increasing capacity, and identifying design deviations for various intake configurations and flow rates.

• Gain insight into the future of ANSI/HI 9.8, including ongoing work on the next edition to address new comments and potential applications of computational fluid dynamics (CFD).


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.
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  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).

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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.

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

Specialty Consultant

Redmond Hydraulics

Dr. Orlins has over thirty years of experience in hydraulic engineering, higher education, engineering and project management, and capital facilities planning, construction, and operations & currently associated with Redmond Hydraulics. 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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