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.
- 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.
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.