Computerized Design and Selection of Pumping Systems

by David G. Van Arnam, O'Brien & Gere Engineers Inc, Syracuse, NY, USA,
Richard J. Metzger, O'Brien & Gere Engineers Inc, Syracuse, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Applications in Water Resources


Three computer models have been applied in the evaluation, design and selection of a high-lift pump station upgrading program developed for the City of Poughkeepsie, New York. The three models evaluate system hydraulics, pump performance and energy costs, and total pumping system energy costs. A broad range of alternatives were evaluated. The lowest total cost alternative, utilizing a staged pump replacement program, high-efficiency motors, and pump control valves has been implemented.

Subject Headings: Computer models | Computing in civil engineering | Hydraulic models | Pumps | Computer aided design | Pumping stations | Computer software | Urban areas | New York | United States

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