Hydraulic Modeling for Water Network Design

ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

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  • 5 days
  • in person

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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

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This course is intended for engineers, designers, managers, technicians, and computer persons that have to work on, design, or maintain water systems. The course will consider the design of pipelines, the use of pumping stations, and selection of pumps and systems, valves, and the analysis of pipelines and networks using network software.

About the course

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Obtain and apply knowledge on hydraulic modeling for water network design
  • Design and Evaluate Hydraulic Networks for municipalities
  • Understand and design and specify pumping stations
  • Evaluate the effects of hydraulic transients
  • Understand how and where to install relief valves and systems to avoid hydraulic transients
  • Able to use EPANet and will be introduced to other hydraulic network design programs

## Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Pre-Test
  • Nomenclature
  • Steady Flow & Diurnal Demands
  • Description of Hydraulic Elements and discussion of terms
  • Fundamentals of Hydraulics, Bernoulli Equation and Conservation of Mass and Energy
  • Laminar and Turbulent Flows Determination of Reynolds Number
  • Pipe Friction and head loss equations, Darcy-Weisbach, Hazen Williams and other equations for pipe friction flows
  • Hydraulic Transients and their causes, Introduction to and analysis of Water Hammer & Pipeline Pressure Transients use of Water Hammer Spreadsheet
  • Surge Tanks & Pressure reducers

Day 2

  • Types of pumps and their characteristics
  • Critical parts of a pump- detailed analysis of parts of centrifugal and other types of pumps, including wear rings, impellers, volutes, etc.
  • Analysis of pump curves, combinations, and systems.
  • Variable vs. Fixed speed drives
  • Pumping Stations – design and analysis
  • Pump Inlet Conditions design, inlet basin designs,
  • Pumping from aqueducts
  • Standpipes, reservoirs, and elevated storage tanks
  • Booster Pumps
  • Specific Speed and Affinity Laws

### Day 3

  • Pump bases and mountings
  • Vibration
  • Retrofitting existing system with new pumps
  • Design considerations
  • Cavitation and other things which damage a pump
  • Analysis of pumping curves and ranges, checking performance
  • System Head curves and Best Efficiency Points

Day 4

  • Analysis of Minor Losses and How to set up a network
  • Skeletonization and simplification of systems
  • Introduction to computer analysis of systems
  • Revisiting Hazen-Williams and Darcy Equations and their application to computer network analysis
  • Setting up a network and modeling a network.
  • EPANET and other programs- example and computerized systems.
  • Age of the water in the system

Day 5

  • Water Chemistry and contaminants
  • Disinfection and deterioration of water quality, water age
  • Cleanout and repair of water systems
  • Bacterial Quality of Water and challenges
  • Carbonate Chemistry of Water.
  • Langelier Saturation Index - “Hungry” Water leads to pipe breaks
  • Pipe strength and materials selection
  • Final Test
  • Handout of certificates

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

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