2nd International Conference on
Water and Wastewater
Pumping Station Design

Cranfield University, UK: 11-12 November 2002

Papers presented at this conference, as outlined in the Contents below, are available in a bound volume of proceedings from Mrs Marian Rolfe at BHR Group.

For information on future conferences in this series, please see our Events List or contact Mrs Catriona Rolfe at BHR Group.


Designing pumping stations is a complex task that involves input from a wide range of engineering disciplines. Successful design of new stations requires an integrated approach that takes into account such diverse factors as: project definition and delivery; integrated system design; station layout and plant options; and control optimisation. The challenges faced by designers are compounded by the requirement to deliver the improvements within strict financial constraints for project design and for the whole life costing (CAPEX and OPEX) of the delivered station.

Refurbishment or improvements to existing stations, such as those required under AMP3, are subject to similar financial constraints. However, these projects face additional technical challenges including: integration of new plant within existing structures; modified operational regimes; and minimisation of disruption to existing works.

The Water and Wastewater Pumping Station Design conference was founded by BHR in 2000 to address these issues. The 2nd Water and Wastewater Pumping Station conference built upon the success of the first conference. The challenges faced by designers remain as before and an integrated approach to pumping station design is still required. The conference provided an ideal forum for sharing of latest ideas, products and techniques.

Contents of Proceedings

Some observations on the hydraulics of pumping stations
P.B. Clark, Binnie, Black and Veatch, UK

Feasibility of booster pumps in a sewage transportation system: a case study
I. Pothof, K. Kooij, Delft Hydraulics, The Netherlands

Pumping station design: experience and peripheral issues
R.A. Middleton, Binnie, Black and Veatch, UK

Analysis of a sludge pumping system
M. Thompson, Southern Water, UK

Electric motors, characteristics and starting
B. Whetter, G. Smith, Binnie, Black and Veatch, UK

The repair and refurbishment of plant and equipment
I. Weybourne, Dowding and Mills, UK

Mass control for surge vessels
A. Yeats, Brown & Root North Africa, UK

Automated assessment of pump performance using level measurements
B. Whetter, Binnie, Black and Veatch, UK

Use of control simulation model in pump station design
J. Alberch, A. Yeats, Brown & Root North Africa, UK

Design considerations and pressure surge analysis of the Shebster to Lochan Leacach pumping system
A.P. Boldy, HydroSim Consultants Ltd, UK; M. Parvin, Earthtech Engineering Ltd, UK

Wastewater minimisation of process plants using combined water pinch and mathematical programming approach
S. Abebe, Z. Shang, Cranfield University, UK; A. Kokossis, University of Surrey, UK

Derby transfer pumping station - inception to commissioning
T. Graham, Pick Everard Consulting Engineers, UK; R. Evans, Severn Trent Water, UK; M. Davies, Barhale Construction, UK

Parkeston pumping station
J. Chance, H. Innes, K. Thomas, Mott MacDonald, UK

Upgrade of a large heritage water pumping station
G. Denniss, Halliburton KBR Pty Ltd, Australia

A new 'Follow-the-Flow' pumping station at the Woodman Point wastewater treatment plant, Perth, Western Australia
K. Zic, R. Cleary, Halliburton KBR, Australia

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