Pre-Conference Workshop

Pumps, Valves and Instrumentation: Key Considerations in Any Waste Water Pump Station Design (FEE) SOLD OUT

Tuesday, April 17
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Beavis, Sheraton

SWRCB Drinking Water: 6 Contact Hours

SWRCB Wastewater: 0.1 CEU

CWEA: 7.2 Contact Hours

$145 (Early Bird and Saver) / $174 (Full Rate after 3-30-18)

Practice Area: Other

Workshop will cover key considerations in the design, operation, and maintenance of waste water pump stations. Topics will include pump station design fundamentals overview, equipment technologies/applications/selection, variable speed pumping, hydraulic modeling tools (use of CFD and physical models), power and control systems, and equipment vibration. Discussions will include how to operate, maintain, and trouble shoot different types of equipment, to avoid unplanned equipment failures in service.

Workshop Schedule:
Session 8:30 – 10am (1.5 hrs)
Break 10 – 10:15 (coffee/tea provided)
Session 10:15 – 12:15 (2 hrs)
Buffet Lunch 12:15 – 1:00 (plates must be brought back into the workshop room)
Session 1:00 – 3:30pm (2.5 hrs)

Key Talks:

1. Introduction to Waste Water Pump Station Design: Knowing the Fundamentals Before You Begin

[Mike Zappone / Associate Vice President, Pump Station Area Practice Lead / Carollo Engineers, Inc.]

2. Pump Technologies, Testing, and Troubleshooting: Getting the Best from Your Pump Selection

[Martin Vesely / Vice President / JM Squared Associates, Inc.]

3. Variable Speed Pumping: What Is It, How Does It Work, and What Can it do for Your Pumping System?

[Larry Stanley / Regional Application Engineer / ABB, Inc.]

4. Valve Technologies: Selecting for Best Performance and Longest Life in Pumping Applications

[Don Bartell / Vice President, Municipal Sales / Dezurik, Inc.]

5. Wet Well and Pump Intake Hydraulics: Using Physical and Numerical Modeling Tools to Improve Pump Performance and Verify Pump Station Designs

[Ed Wicklein / Principal Technologist / Carollo Engineers, Inc.]
[Tom Demlow / Principal / Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Inc.]

6. Pumping System Vibration: Understanding the Fundamentals

[Eric Olson / Vice President / Mechanical Solutions, Inc.]

7. Pump Station Power and Controls: How to Make the Old…New

[Greg DeBois / EI&C Supervisor / Lee & Ro, Inc.]

8. Closing Discussion: How to Apply What You've Learned

[Mike Zappone / Associate Vice President, Pump Station Area Practice Lead / Carollo Engineers, Inc.]

Learner Outcomes:

Level: Intermediate; working knowledge of subject matter / journeyman level staff

Mike Zappone

Associate Vice President, Pump Station Area Practice Lead
Carollo Engineers, Inc.

Biography:

Mike Zappone, an Associate Vice President and Pump Station Area Practice Lead with Carollo Engineers, has over 20 years of experience in the planning, design, and construction of water and waste water pump station projects. Mike has led or participated in the evaluation, design, and troubleshooting of over 200 pump stations for over 80 utilities across the country, with pumping capacities reaching 500 mgd. Mike is an active participant in the Hydraulic Institute, contributing pump station design expertise to various standards, such as the Pump Station Intake Design standard. His prior experience as a Quality Assurance Manager for a national general contractor has proven advantageous, bringing a unique insight to integrating superior design with practical construction solutions for infrastructure related projects.

Presentation(s):

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Zaheer Shaikh

Project Manager
Carollo Engineers, Inc.

Biography:

Zaheer Shaikh has focused his career on wastewater treatment plant design. He has worked in all phases of project development with an emphasis on design and construction support of wastewater treatment facilities. His work involved unit process evaluation, new facility layout and designs, and retrofitting of existing facilities.

Presentation(s):

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