April 2017

Municipal Application and Station Design Utilizing Pumps, Valves, Electrical and Control

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Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM-5:00 PM: Municipal Application and Station Design Utilizing Pumps,...
Location: Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel 1100 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2B6
Presenter: Doug Rhodes, P.Eng., FEC
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $389.00 + GST = $408.45 until Mar 22, 2017

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $459.00 + GST = $481.95

Non-Member Price: $459.00 + GST = $481.95

Student Member Price: $229.50 + GST = $240.98
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by March 22, 2017 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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This seminar provides a brief review of professional and contractual considerations, and a summary of those factors useful for selecting the appropriate pumps for water, wastewater, or groundwater applications. Each specific type of pump is examined in detail to reveal how inherent characteristics will suggest where it can best be utilized. Related appurtenances outlined include packing, mechanical seals, and air release valves. Pilot operated altitude control and rate of flow control valves are examined.

Seminar Description

This seminar extensively covers appropriate station configurations and the selection of complimentary valves and piping. Fundamental motor control operation is suggested and potential PLC based control logic possibilities are outlined that can provide unique solutions to specific problems that can be encountered. Typical specifications are reviewed and past real-world experiences are described.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will learn how basic pump characteristics can serve to guide the selection of the appropriate pump type and quantity for any given application.
  • They will also learn the basics of deciding upon the best station configuration and how to select the most appropriate valves, piping, electrical equipment, and control logic.
  • Unusual application problems that have been experienced in the past, and can be found today, will be reviewed, along with appropriate solutions to each.

Target Audience

Engineers who are likely to be involved in the design of pump or valve stations. While not a requirement, it is useful to have taken the previous session entitled: 'Fundamentals of Pumps, Valves, Piping, and Electrical from a Municipal Design Perspective.


Doug Rhodes, P.Eng., FEC

Mr. Rhodes has had a unique career including a nearly even mix of both mechanical and electrical systems experience, and the appropriate relationships between them, while encompassing significant experience in the fields of sales, manufacturing, and consulting. He has found that many seemingly complex electrical and mechanical systems can usually be comprehended once their basic operating principles, including an awareness of the terminology, are understood.

For some 15 years with pump suppliers, he designed municipal package pumping systems, that included pumps, valves, piping, control systems, and, of necessity, he became a Provincially licensed electrical contractor. He then worked with an automatic valve manufacturer located in Houston, Texas, ultimately becoming their Chief Engineer. He also has had two decades of consulting municipal engineering experience involving both mechanical and electrical systems.

Mr. Rhodes holds a B.Sc. in aerospace engineering from the University of Tulsa, is a Fellow of Engineers Canada, and is chair of the AWWA Standards Committee on Pilot Operated Control Valves. He currently resides in Kelowna where he enjoys power boating on the nearby lakes.

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