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Pumping stations - design for improved buildability and maintenance (R182)

Essential reading for all those involved in the design and planning of pumping stations. Sewage pumping stations are complex units requiring the integration of the civil design and construction process with the design, installation, operation and maintenance of major items of mechanical and electrical plant and equipment. It is essential to take an overview at the design stage to consider and balance the effects of this complexity and the aggressive operating conditions.

This book looks at the best ways of balancing the competing demands of buildability and maintainability and of reconciling them with the requirements of the CDM Regulations. If followed, the guidance it contains should contribute to reducing the whole-life costs of sewage pumping stations. Designers can use the checklists at the end of each chapter in association with quality assurance procedures to ensure that recommendations have been fully considered in the design process. There are also case studies which provide examples of particular operating problems.

Keywords: sewerage.

ISBN: 978-0-86017-495-0
Author: S T Wharton, P Martin and T J Watson
Number of pages: 100 (paperback)
Publisher: CIRIA
Date of Publication: January 1998