Effective Pump Intake Design and Troubleshooting Problem Intakes: Using the Standard for Clear Liquid Intake Design.

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Effective Pump Intake Design and Troubleshooting Problem Intakes: Using the standard for clear liquid intake design

PDH Credits: 1

Part-2 of 4-Part Live Webinar Bundle


This webinar delves into the application of the ANSI/HI 9.8 Intake Design for Rotodynamic Pumps Standard, specifically addressing clear liquid intake design and the crucial aspect of achieving uniform flow. It comprehensively covers various intake configurations for clear liquids, ranging from rectangular to unconfined intakes, including formed suction inlets (FSIs), circular designs, trench types, tanks, and can intakes. The session concludes with a concise summary of key insights followed by a Q&A session aimed at providing additional clarification.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, learners should be able to:

• Understand the purpose of the ANSI/HI 9.8 Standard, which aims to provide normative criteria for the design and acceptance of new or modified free surface intakes used with rotodynamic pumps, and to mitigate potential issues arising from inadequate approach flow.

• Apply intake design considerations to achieve uniform flow by minimizing vortex activity, pre-swirl, and non-uniform approach flow distortions, thereby mitigating large pressure variations caused by small velocity fluctuations due to the squared velocity head.

• Apply the Standard to design clear liquid intake systems, including various configurations such as rectangular, formed suction inlets, circular, trench type, tank, can, and unconfined intakes.


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Dave Werth

Associate Vice President

Verdantas Flow Labs

Dr. Werth is the Associate Vice President at Verdantas Flow Labs 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 Verdantas.  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.      

PDH Credits

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

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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.

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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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