SRJC Course Outlines

6/17/2024 12:31:09 AMWWTR 124 Course Outline as of Fall 2012

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  WWTR 124Title:  PUMPS  
Full Title:  Pumps
Last Reviewed:8/27/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled05 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  ENVT 124

Catalog Description:
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Basic theory of hydraulics and pumping systems, including operation, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of pumps and pumping systems.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Basic theory of hydraulics and pumping systems, including operation, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of pumps and pumping systems.
(Grade or P/NP)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. List main features contained on centrifugal pumps.
2. Explain pump installation, operating procedures and troubleshooting techniques of centrifugal pumps.
3. Explain operating procedures, uses and troubleshooting of other types of pumps used in the wastewater industry.
4. Select pipe, pipe fittings and valves for particular applications.  
5. Describe the maintenance requirements of valves and piping systems.
6. Explain an electrical circuit, define electrical terms and use electrical formulas for determining power, voltage, amperage and electrical resistance.
7. Describe sources of electricity; explain the principle by which a generator produces electricity.
8. Describe how batteries are maintained and operated.
9. Explain the need and principle of operation of electrical protective devices.
10. Explain the electrical principle used to design a motor.
11. Describe the different types of motor starters, where each is used and the principle of operation for each.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Pumps and Hydraulics
    A. History
    B. Theory
     C. Classification
     D. Application
II. Pump Classification and Theory:
     A. Pump vocabulary
    B. Dynamic and positive displacement pumps
     C. Operational differences
III. Centrifugal Pump Types and Operation
    A. Types and operation of different types
    B.  Pump packing and mechanical seals
IV. Centrifugal Pump Troubleshooting and Repair
    A. Disassembly and replacement of components in suction pumps
    B. Coupling types
    C. Drives and alignment
V.  Pump Hydraulics: Part 1
     A. Hydraulics basics
     B.  Use of pump curves to determine capacity
    C.  Total dynamic head
    D.  Horsepower
     E.  Efficiency
     F.  Required net positive head
VI. Pump Hydraulics: Part 2
    A. Definition of NPSH (Net Positive Suction Head)
    B. Affinity laws
           1. effect of speed changes and impeller trim
          2. capacity, head and horsepower requirements
VII. Pump Piping and Valves
    A. Overview of suction and discharge piping
    B. Priming and sealing the system
     C. Pump control valves.
VIII. Basic Electronics and Types of Power Used in Wastewater Technology
    A. Electrical terms, formulas and circuits
     B.  Determining power, voltage, amperage and electrical resistance
IX. Motors and Starters
    A. Overview of different types of motor starters
     B.  Where each type is used
     C.  Principles of operation
    D.  Energy optimization
X.  Motors and Starters Maintenance and Troubleshooting
    A. Preventative maintenance
     B.  Planned maintenance
     C. Troubleshooting
XI. Meters and Test Equipment
    A.  Metering equipment
    B.  Amp testing
     C.  Megohmmeter testing
     D.  Testing pressure gauges
XII. Pump Station Maintenance and Safety
    A. Preventive and planned maintenance
     B. Appropriate intervals and triggers
    C. General safety procedures

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1. Reading assignments averaging 20 pages per week.
2. Weekly problem solving homework assignments related to distribution, collection and pumping systems.
3. Quizzes (10-15).
4. Final exam.
5. Field trip to treatment plant and/or pumping station.
6. Field trip report (3-5 pages)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 10%
Field trip report
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 55%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 55%
Quizzes; final exam (objective questions)
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and class participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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1. Pumps and Pumping, ACR Publication, Skeet Arasmith, 8th edition, 2000, (classic)
2. Instructor prepared materials

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