Pump Piping - Practices to Improve Reliability and Operation for Rotodynamic Pump System (Based on ANSI-HI 9.6.6 Standard): 2-Part Webinar

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Pump Piping - Practices to Improve Reliability and Operation for Rotodynamic Pump System 

(Based on newly revised ANSI-HI 9.6.6 Standard)

2-Part Live Webinar


This webinar series outlines the adverse effects of poorly designed pump piping which impacts overall system reliability and efficiency. Participants will be able to identify well-engineered pump piping designs that provide a uniform and symmetric fluid velocity profile to the pump and explain how this can help avoid cavitation problems, seals failures, and premature bearing issues. The series will also provide information on correct pump inlet (suction) and pump outlet (discharge) conditions to ensure proper pump performance and optimal reliability and what to do if optimal suction and discharge piping cannot be achieved.

The significant updates included in the revision are -

o expanded content for pump station retrofits, 
o updates to all figures that show pipe straight length requirements, 
o changes in velocity requirements, and 
o updates to the minimum straight lengths of pipe entering the pump suction.

Course content covers the following:

Session 1

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 27th | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST

Topic: Will focus on inlet (suction) piping requirements, outlet (discharge) piping requirements, and case studies.

Instructors: Steve Fehniger, Principal Engineer, CDM Smith Water Service Group and Rafiq Qutub, Project Manager, GM BluePlan Engineering Limited

Session 2

Date/Time: Thursday, September 28th | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST

Topic: Will focus on wet well connection, pump suction elbows, parallel operation, pump station retrofit or modification, modeling (CFD and physical modeling), general piping requirements, and a final case study.

Instructors: Kara Hurtig, Principal, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants and Joe White, Principal Engineer, AE - Associated Engineering

DURATION: The webinar will last approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes allowed for Q&A with the instructor

Each webinar will last approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes allowed for Q&A with the instructor. Participants of the live sessions will earn one (1) PDH credit, for a total of 2 PDH credits.

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Steve Fehniger

Principal Engineer

CDM Smith

Steve Fehniger – CDM Smith
Steve Fehniger is a Principal Engineer at CDM Smith. Mr. Fehniger has substantial experience in Pump Systems Design and associated application in the Water & Wastewater market segment. A few of the major projects he has been involved with are the 1.1 BGD, Oakwood Pump Station and Combined Sewer Overflow Treatment Facility (Detroit), 500+ MGD Springwells WTP Low and High Lift Pumping Station Improvements (Dearborn, MI) and addition of 250 MGD Tunnel Dewatering Pump Station facilities at Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (Washington DC).
Mr. Fehniger is an active contributor to the development and update of HI standards. He was awarded the 2019 Standards Partner of the Year for his exceptional dedication and service over nearly 10 years. As Vice Chair of the Pump Piping committee, he recently completed leading updates to 2016 edition.
Mr. Fehniger obtained his B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering at Michigan Technological University and a M.S Degree in Environmental Systems Engineering at the Clemson University.

Rafiq Qutub

M.Eng., P.Eng., PSAP

GEI Consultants

Rafiq is a senior project manager and environmental engineer with GEI Consultants with 17 years of experience in the design and construction of municipal water and wastewater pumping systems. He has been active with the Hydraulic Institute since 2015 and has served on the Application Guideline for Variable Speed Pumping and ANSI/HI 9.6.6 Pump Piping committees. Rafiq is a certified Pump System Assessment Professional and an Authorized Training Instructor with the Hydraulic Institute and delivers regular training courses on pump systems fundamentals and optimization. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering and an Advanced Certificate in Environmental Management from the University of Toronto.

Kara Hurtig, P. Eng., MSc.


Northwest Hydraulic Consultants (NHC)

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

Joe White

Principal Engineer

Associated Engineering

Joe White, P. Eng.
Mr. White is a mechanical engineer at Associated Engineering with 19 years of engineering experience and 15 years in design, site inspection, testing and commissioning of municipal water, wastewater and storm water pumping stations. He holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of the Hydraulic Institute NPSH and Operating Regions Committee. 

PDH Credits

Two (2) PDH credits will be issued upon completion of this live webinar series. 

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