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Pump Station Design Service offered Free with AutoCAD based on CFD,/Model Tested – HI Approved Pump Station

In designing a pump station many times you need to balance efficiency and performance. An ultra conservative approach often leads to large pump stations that may an opposite affect on performance where larger volumes result in lower sump velocities, settling of solids, and stagnant conditions that can lead to damaging surface vortices and odors. Poorly designed stations can also lead to high operation and maintenance costs, clogging of impellers and damage to pumps.

Flygt’s experience and research helps customers design pump stations that minimize costs related to investment, footprint, and energy consumption and maximize the station and pumps performance. One of the things that Flygt’s research has shown, for example, is that smaller pump stations can improve hydraulic performance and help avoid problems with stagnant areas.

Take advantage of Flygt pre-engineered station designs that are based on the results from computational fluid dynamics (CFD), physical modeling and verification with real-world installations. Flygt’s “SECAD”  pump station tool provides in minutes, a customized design based on an  approved Hydraulic Institute (HI) Standards large station design. A complete 3D design is provided with AutoCAD drawings with self-cleaning design and  uniform approach flow to the pumps with no adverse hydraulic phenomena, eliminate issues with sediment or floating debris,  eliminate or reduce the costs relate to cleaning and maintenance. Ultimately, these improvements benefit our customers through lower cost and reduced risk related to pump station construction and operation.

Whatever your pump station challenges, we can help you easily find the solution that works best for you. Whether it is designing an entirely new pump station, or improving an existing one. Our broad range of products will also help you ensure trouble-free operation.

Watch Flygt’s video on how to optimize your pump station design:

Avoid Hydraulic Phenomena, Excessive Pre-Swirl, Vortices

CFD at Flygt

Flygt pioneered the use of CFD in the pump industry in the 1980s. All Flygt’s CFD engineers have solid back ground in fluid mechanics and vast experience with real-world hydraulics. This type of expertise is essential in making accurate and reliable simulations. It helps throughout the entire modeling process,
from selecting the limits of the model, through developing computational meshes, using correct numerical techniques to correctly interpreting the results. The expertise also comes in handy in finding effective solutions to any encountered problems. Flygt initially used CFD for developing turbomachinery: pump impellers, volutes, mixers and other hydraulic parts. Currently we can model complete pumps with rotating impellers or more complex systems such as pump stations, mixing or aeration tanks. We promote the use of CFD in designing pump stations for customer projects for any non-standard configuration or any large pump station if the risks involved outweigh the costs of CFD modeling.
Flygt uses three different top-ranked CFD codes: ANSYS Fluent, ANSYS CFX and CFD++. Flygt uses other state-of-the-art software for meshing and postprocessing.

CFD Process