Course code HidZ3033

Credit points 3

Pumps and Pumping Stations

Total Hours in Course81

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Number of hours for laboratory classes8

Independent study hours49

Date of course confirmation01.03.2016

Responsible UnitInstitute of Civil Engineering and Wood Processing

Course developer

author lect.

Einārs Pundurs


Course abstract

Students aquire knowledge of hydraulic machinery – pumps, their use and operating experience. The Course deals with pumping water, sewage, agricultural land drying.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge basics on selection of pumps and designing pumping equipment. Technological solution of pumping equipment. Technological solution of pumping stations.
• Skills of hydraulic computations for selection of pumps, to be competent of tender its, select of pipelines, pipe fittings. To select corresponding accsesories and fitment for flow regulation.
• Competence to make independent analysing og information about pumps, to evalutate selected pump, to justify it for request of environmental protections. .

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Classification of pumps. Vane pumps, types of impellers. 1. Practical work. 1. Laboratory work
2. Centrifugal pumps, their working principle. Centrifugal pump unit. Basic equation of vane pumps.
3. Suction height. Cavitation. 2. Practical work. 2. Laboratory work
4. Centrifugal pump characteristics. Piping characteristic curve. Determining the operating point. 3. Practical work
5. Regulation of pump productivity. Joint operation of several pumps in a single hydraulic system. 3. Laboratory work
6. Multistage pumps. Artesian submersible pumps. 4. Practical work. 4. Laboratory work
7. Submersible pumps. Sewage pumps. 5. Practical work. 5. Laboratory work
8. Propeller pumps. Circulation pumps. Pressure boosting pumps. 6. Laboratory work
9. Pump assembly. Basics of pumps, piping. 6. Practical work. 7. Laboratory work
10. Friction pumps: vortex pumps, jet pumps, vibratory pumps. 7. Practical work
11. Classification of pumping stations. Hydromechanical equipment in pumping stations. 8. Practical work. 8. Laboratory work
12. Assembly of pump units. Pipelines. Construction of water supply and drainage pumping stations.
Part-time studies:
All topics indicated for full-time study are implemented, but the number of contact hours is 1/2 of the indicated number

Requirements for awarding credit points

8 practical works and 8 laboratory works must be developed and defended. You must write and get a positive assessment in two tests: 1. Requirements for the selection of centrifugal pumps. Make calculations and choose a pump. 2. Requirements for the construction of pumping stations. Make calculations and provide a diagram of a specific pumping station with the required dimensions.

Compulsory reading

1. K. Siļķe Sūkņi un sūkņu stacijas. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1984. – 234 lpp.
2. Ē. Tilgalis. Ūdensapgāde. Jelgava: LLU. 2008. – 183 lpp.
3. Wastewater Pumps. Engineering manual. [tiešsaiste]. GRUNDFOS A/S. DK-8850 Bjerringbro, Denmark. 2001. – 85 p. [skatīts 16.04.2016.]. Pieejams:

Further reading

1. Skārds V. Sūkņi. Rīga. Liesma, 1965.,- 167. lpp.
2. Štīrs E., Baumgarts H.C.. M.Fišers. Videssaimniecības darbinieka rokasgrāmata.2.sējums.Ūdens apgāde.Tulkojums latviešu valodā. Rīga, 2001. 328 lpp. Nav LLU FB
3. Štīrs E., Baumgarts H.C.. Fišers M.. Videssaimniecības darbinieka rokasgrāmata.3.sējums.Kanalizācija.Tulkojums latviešu valodā. Rīga, 2001. 396 lpp.
4. Tilgalis Ē. Ciemu ūdens apgāde un kanalizācija. Studiju materiāls. Digitāls izdevums. Jelgava, 2014. 254 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Žurnāls „Enerģija un pasaule” ISSN 1407-5911


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