News & Stories from Romtec Utilities

Engineering Booster Pump Stations with Expansion Tanks

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.

A Graphic Displaying the Active Volume for A Pump Station with Float Level Sensors

Calculating Active Volume for Pump and Lift Stations

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.

Wastewater lift station by Romtec Utilities.

Draw Down Testing on New Pump Stations

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.

Gossamer Grove Lift Station Control Building

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.

Best Practices for In-Well Wastewater Mixing

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.

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