Experience & Services:
- Physical Modeling
NHC has conducted more than 200 physical model studies for new and existing pump stations including water, wastewater, stormwater, and flood relief pump stations across North America.
- Numerical Modeling
Our team uses CFD modeling, STAR-CCM+, FLUENT, and FLOW-3D to evaluate the approach flow to many pump stations for water, wastewater, flood relief, fire water, and industrial pumping projects.
NHC's experienced professionals regularly troubleshoot pump station problems. Together with our outside vibration experts, we comprehensively analyze performance problems and develop feasible solutions.
- Conceptual Design
We prepare design reviews and conceptual designs for many engineering firms and project owners. Our work has been published in scientific journals and our membership on several design committees demonstrates our capability to develop dynamic designs and troubleshoot pump performance problems at an early stage.
- Capacity Optimization
We use physical modeling as a design tool to maximize station flow capacity. Simple modifications can be made that significantly increase capacity of pump approach flow, thereby eliminating or delaying major capital costs.
Technical Approach & Capabilities:
- NHC operates four permanent physical modeling laboratories and a variety of numerical models to assist in evaluating, designing, and troubleshooting new and existing pump stations.
- We often use physical modeling to evaluate the design of large pump stations and diagnose pump station problems.
- We primarily use CFD (3D numerical) modeling to assess the approach flows for larger pump stations, and to assist in the hydraulic design of smaller pump stations.
- NHC experts serve on design committees and publish research in scientific journals.
1:12 Scale flood control pump station,
Pump station hydraulic design,
Los Angeles, CA
CFD modeling of wet well and
suction piping, Hawaii
1:4 Scale trench type wet well,