In booster pump stations, water pressure is maintained for the most part by pumps, either in-line, submersible, or otherwise. Another way that booster pump stations maintain water pressure is through a design component called an expansion tank.
One key aspect of pump station engineering provided by Romtec Utilities is determining the appropriate “active volume” for the pumping system to protect the lifespan and functionality of the system pumps.
Romtec Utilities commissions each of its pump stations with a start-up technician. The role of this technician is to start the pump station for the first time and to test the system to make sure it functions per the system design criteria. One of these tests is called the draw down test.
Romtec Utilities designs, supplies, and fully integrates pump stations, control panels, and other systems into site-built control buildings like this recent lift station project for the Gossamer Grove residential development in Shafter California.
Designing a functional wastewater lift station can sometimes include unique design challenges, and one fairly common example of a design challenge is integrating mixing and/or water agitation to the pumping system.