Highway Stormwater Pump Station Design
Instructor-led Training (ILT)
TRAINING LEVEL: Intermediate
CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30
This course provides detailed instruction in the design and analysis of highway stormwater pump stations including guidance on location and type selection. A major portion of the course is devoted to recommended hydraulic design procedures for sizing and optimizing the performance of stormwater pump stations and includes solving of classroom example problems. This course is also offered as a 1-day add-on to FHWA-NHI-135027 Urban Drainage Design. Topics to be discussed include, site considerations, hydrology, storage, pump configuration, mass curve routing, pump selection, sump dimensions, and mechanical and electrical considerations.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
Describe what a pump station is and where they are used
Define the drainage area for a pump station and construct the resulting mass inflow curve
Calculate the storage volume required for a pump station and discuss ways to acquire that volume
Determine pump operational schedule and perform mass curve routing of the inflow hydrograph
Calculate the size of the discharge line and select required pump size
Define dimensions of the wet well and perform system evaluation
Describe basic mechanical and electrical concepts important in pump station design
Describe available pump station software
Highway designers or hydraulic engineers who have responsibility for the design and analysis of highway stormwater pumping stations, and managers who review pump station design projects. To derive the most benefit from this training, course participants should have knowledge of the fundamentals of highway hydrology, pavement drainage, stormdrain design, and open channel flow.
If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.558.6873.
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