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Design of low-lift pumping stations with particular application to pumping wastewater

Report R 121

CIRIA, 1992
Design of low-lift pumping stations with particular application to pumping wastewater

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Civil & Structural Supplement




A low-lift pumping station can be defined broadly as one in which water is lifted between two open water surfaces through a pumped total head up to about 10m. The effective design and operation of a pumping station needs to take into account, firstly, the components and, secondly, their interaction as a composite system. This Report is written in two parts. Part A describes the basic principles and pertinent theory relating to hydraulic, mechanical, electrical and civil works, and building design as related to low-lift pumping stations generally, and also discusses operational and environmental considerations. Part B demonstrates how theory and principles are applied to the particular application of the design or rehabilitation of wastewater pumping stations, handling surface water runoff and/or foul or industrial sewage.




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