EPA Science Inventory

IMPROVEMENTS IN PUMP INTAKE BASIN DESIGN

Citation:

Sanks, R. L., G. M. Jones, AND C. E. Sweeney. IMPROVEMENTS IN PUMP INTAKE BASIN DESIGN. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-95/041 (NTIS PB95-188090), 1995.

Description:

Pump intake basins (or wet wells or pump sumps) designed in accordance with accepted criteria often pose many operation and maintenance problems. The report summarizes field surveys of three trench-type pump intake basins representative of 29 such basins that have been in satisfactory service for nearly three decades, large-scale (1:4) model studies made at the ENSR Consulting and Engineering hydraulic laboratory in Redman, Washington and at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, and a full scale basin study made at Fairbanks Morse Pump Corporation plant in Kansas City, Kansas. Field studies of three small, round pump inlet basins are also included. A considerable part of the report is devoted to recommended procedures and rules for intake basin design. The effectiveness of cones and vanes in reducing swirling is also reported together with means for reducing or eliminating vortexing.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Start Date: 03/01/1995
Completion Date: 03/01/1995
Record Last Revised: 06/07/2007
Record Created: 12/08/2004
Record Released: 04/02/2005
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 126111

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS BRANCH