For pumps to operate efficiently and with minimum maintenance, they need to be properly matched to your system, have adequate NPSH, have good suction conditions and be installed properly with the appropriate check valves and surge protection equipment. If your pumps are operating at low efficiency, or are having noise, vibrations or cavitation problems, TEC can help.

Pumps & Pump Pits

Publications


Journals

Proceedings

Reports

USU Pumping Pits

CSU Pumping Pits


Books

  • Section 2.4 "Hydraulics of Pipe Systems" The CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering, ed. Frank Krieth, CRC Press LLC 2000, pgs 2-440. (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Chapter 4, "Hydraulics of Pipe Systems"Fluid Mechanics, ed. Frank Krieth, CRC Press LLC 2000, pa63.(J. Paul Tullis)
  • Section 3.4 - Hydraulics of Pipe Systems, (1998). The Handbook of Mechanical Engineering, ed. Frank Krieth, CRC Press., pgs. 3-40. (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Hydraulics of Pipelines--Pumps, Valves, Cavitation, Transients. John Wiley & S9. (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Closed Conduit Hydraulics. Utah State University, Logan, 2. (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Control of Flow in Closed Conduits. Litho-Crafters, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1971, 55, J. Paul Tullis, editor)


Refereed Journals

  • Modeling in Design of Pumping Pits. Journal of the Hydraulics Division, ASCE, Vol. 105, No. HY9, Proc. Paper 14812, September, 1979, pp. 13. (J. Paul Tullis)


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Conference Proceedings

  • Selecting Controls for Water Distribution Systems. Presented at the International Conference on "Hydraulics of Pipelines", June 12-15, 1994, Phoenix, Az. (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Selection and Use of Control Devices in Water Distribution Networks. Presented at the International Conference on "Water Supply Systems State of the Art and Future Trends," October 13-19, 1992, Valencia, Spain (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Criteria for Vortex Modeling. Proceedings of the ASCE Conference on "Advancements in Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Hydraulics," June 3-6, 1986, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Kent D. Galloway, Neal J. Campbell, Scott D. Lindsey J. Paul Tullis)
  • Investigation Into the Failures of Large Cooling Tower Lift Pumps. Proceedings of the Symposium on "Operating Problems of Pump Stations and Power Plants," Sept. 1982, Amsterdam. (Hamill, Elder and J. Paul Tullis)
  • Basic Hydraulics for Pumps and Systems. Presented at ASCE Workshop "Pumps: Hydraulics, Characteristics and Selection," University of Central Florida, Florida, June 1979. (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Role of Modeling in Design of Pumping Pits. Presented at the Short Course on Cooling Water Systems, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado, June 1978. (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Role of Modeling in the Design of Pumping Pits. Presented at the American Society of Civil Engineers National Spring Convention and Continuing Education Program, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 1978. (J. Paul Tullis)

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Consulting Reports, Partial Listing

  • Transient Analysis of Start-up Conditions for the Circulating Water Pumps at the D C Cook Nuclear Power Plant, Flowserve, 2001. (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Review of Singapore Pump Station for CH2MHill, Corvallis OR. 2000 (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Review of Design Methods and Pump Selection for Pressure Sewer Systems. Prepared for Environment One Corp. 2001 (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Evaluation of Pumps and Valves at Ten Water Treatment Plants. Prepared for the Riverland Water District, Adelaide Australia, N0. (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Analysis of cavitation and vibration problems for circulating water pumps and boiler feed pumps at Central Puerto Power plant, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2000 (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Design Recommendation for the Nuclear Pump Test Loop. Prepared for the Bingham Pump Company, May 1973. (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Analysis of the Bingham-Willamette Nuclear Pump Loop. Prepared for the Bingham-Willamette Company, July 1970. (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Centrifugal Pumps and Environment/One Pumps for Use in Pressure Sewer Systems. Report Prepared for Environment/One Corporation, , Schenectady, New York, December 1974. (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Analysis of the Sodium Pump Flow Control Station. Prepared for Crane Company, January 1972. (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Analysis of the Bingham-Willamette Nuclear Pump Loop. Prepared for the Bingham-Willamette, July 1970. (J. Paul Tullis)

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Pumping Pit Model Study Reports, Utah State University

  • Model Study of Well Shafts for the Existing SNWA Lake Mead Pump Structure - IPS-1. Conducted for Black & Veatch. September 1996. (J. Paul Tullis and Steven L. Barfuss).
  • Model Study on Lake Mead Water Supply Intake Pumping Plant. Conducted for CH2M-Hill. February 1996. (J. Paul Tullis, Steven L. Barfuss, and Michael C. Johnson).
  • Model Study of Dunkirk Power Station. Conducted for Niagara Power Corp. Dec 1998. (Blake P. Tullis and J. Paul Tullis)
  • Amoco Decatur Model Study. Conducted for Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Co. March 1998 .(Blake P. Tullis and J. Paul Tullis).
  • Intake Model Study for Taranaki Combined Cycle Plant. Conducted for Ingersoll-Dresser Co. May 1997. (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Pumping Pit Model Study for Dalian. Conducted for Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Co. November 1996. (J. Paul Tullis and Steven L. Barfuss)
  • Pumping Pit Model Study for Dandong. Conducted for Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Co. November 1996. (J. Paul Tullis and Steven L. Barfuss)
  • Model Study on Lake Mead Water Supply Intake Pumping Plant. Conducted for CH2M-Hill. February 1996. . (J. Paul Tullis, Steven L. Barfuss, and Michael C. Johnson).
  • Model Study of the Circulating Water Pump Intake for Arkansas Nuclear One Power Plant. Conducted for Ingersoll-Dresser Pumps. October 1994. (J. Paul Tullis, and Steven L. Barfuss)
  • Model Study of the Circulating Water Pump Intake for Cumberland Power Plant Units 1 & 2. Conducted for Ingersoll-Dresser Pumps. October, 1994 (J. Paul Tullis, and Steven L. Barfuss)
  • Model Study of the Circulating Water Pump Intake for Karachi Power Plant. Conducted for Ingersoll-Dresser Pumps. September 1994 (J. Paul Tullis, and Steven L. Barfuss)
  • Model Study of the Circulating Water Pump Intake for Rabigh Stage III Power Plant. Conducted for Ingersoll-Dresser Pumps. August 1994 (J. Paul Tullis, and Steven L. Barfuss)
  • Model Study of the Circulating Water Pump Intake for Hunter Power Plant. Conducted for Pacificorp Electric Operations, February 1994. (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Model Study of the Circulating Water Pump Intake for Suralaya Power Plant. Conducted for Ingersoll-Dresser, January 1994. (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Model Study of the Circulating Water Pump For Taiwan Power. Conducted for Ingersoll-Rand, September 1992. (J. Paul Tullis)
    12. Model Study of Reservoir Water Pumps at Gerald Gentlema
  • Model Study of Reservoir Water Pumps at Gerald Gentleman Station. Conducted for Nebraska Public Power District, October 1991. (J. Paul Tullis, William J. Rahmeyer and Steven L. Barfuss)
  • Model Study of the Circulating Water Pump Intake for Nova Scotia Power. Conducted for Ingersoll Rand, January 1991. (J. Paul Tullis and Steven L. Barfuss)
  • Model Study of the Intake for Taiwan Power Nuclear Power Station-Maanshan. Conducted for Ingersoll Rand, June 1990. (J. Paul Tullis, Steven L. Barfuss and Muin Baasiri)
  • Model Study of the Water Pump Pits at Nevada Power Check Station Combined Cycle Conversion Project. Conducted for Ingersoll Rand, April 1990. (Gilberto E. Urroz, and J. Paul Tullis)
  • Pumping Pit Model. Conducted for Ingersoll-Rand Company, September 1988. (J. Paul Tullis, Muin S. Baasiri, and Blake P. Tullis)
  • Model Study of the Circulating Water Pump Pits at Gerald Gentlemen Station. Conducted for Nebraska Public Power District, May 1986. (J. Paul Tullis and William J. Rahmeyer)
  • Model Study of Circulating Water Sumps at the Municipal Electric Plant, Wyandotte, Michigan. Conducted for Ingersoll-Rand Company, 2. (J. Paul Tullis and William J. Rahmeyer)
  • The Model Study of the Circulating Water Sumps at the C. D. McIntosh Power Plant. Conducted for City of Lakeland, Florida, August 1984. (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Model Study for Bath County Pump-Turbine Project. Conducted for Harza Engineering Corp., April 1980. (J. Paul Tullis and Wm. Darrell South)

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Pumping Pit Model Study Reports, Colorado State University

  • Model Study of the Peach Bottom Nuclear Power Plant Cooling Water System. Conducted for Bechtel Bechtel Corporation, February 1977. (J. Paul Tullis)
  • Model Study and Field Tests of Jim Bridger Circulating Pumps and Pumping Pits. Conducted for the Bechtel Power Corporation, San Francisco, California, March 1975. (J. Paul Tullis)

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