Highway 50 Lift Station

Bryan Bach Blog, Jensen Water Resource Blog, Pump Stations

The Highway 50 Lift Station acts as the last line of defense for the entire city of Fernley, NV. The lift station was designed as a triplex lift station with each pump capable of handling the incoming flow, and the ability to deal with future development. The pumps are specifically sized for 1850 gpm with 95 ft of total dynamic head. The wet well is constructed of 120” diameter manhole material lined with T-Lock PVC lining system. The welding of the joints was completed by one of Jensen Precast’s certified T-Lock welders. The wet well is approximately 27 ft deep, and the bottom …

Pump Stations: Wet Well Diameter

Bryan Bach Blog, Jensen Water Resource Blog, Pump Stations

Once we have determined our hatch dimensions, we can then size the diameter of the wet well. As an example, let’s assume that we have sized a minimum hatch 4′ long by 5′ wide. It might seem logical that a 6′ inside diameter manhole would work. This would be incorrect as it does not account for the circular shape of the manhole. That is why it is important to always model the hatch and manhole together to ensure compatibility. As a general rule, it is better to error with a larger manhole. One reason is the discharge piping. Many times …

Pump Station Impellers

Jodi Beuder Blog, Jensen Water Resource Blog, Pump Stations

Selection of the proper type of impeller for your application can have a significant bearing on the applications ultimate success. We desire high efficiency but also need good reliability and a minimal amount of ongoing maintenance. All of these considerations come into play when selecting the right impeller style. Non-clog Impellers Often in the sewage or wastewater industry impellers are designed with a minimal number of vanes to allow particulate to pass without fouling the impeller. Some designs have only one vane that wraps around the impeller. More commonly, two and three vane designs are used to improve performance while …