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Title: Pumping station - efficiency of operation and cost for a design life span : survey of pumping installations and design philosophy - preliminary report
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
The National Rivers Authority is currently responsible for 280 pumping stations. These not only represent a very large capital investment in mechanical and electrical equipment but also involve the Authority in high annual expenditure in respect of their operation, maintenance and replacement. In view of the large financial commitment, the Authority wish to ensure that the most cost effective solutions are adopted for all new stations. Preliminary investigation would appear to indicate that there is no common approach to the design and maintenance of flood defence pumping stations. It is evident that benefit would result from a detailed study of design philosophy and maintenance methods used. The object of the present study is to produce a manual of recommended practice for the guidance of engineers. This interim report follows completion of the first phase of the study which comprised the following; a detailed survey of all land drainage pumping plant, preparation of a data base, and analysis of design philosophy throughout all regions. The report describes the project, summarises the results of the pumping plant survey and indicates the generally accepted current approach to the design of flood defence pumping stations. It also outlines some of the topics and problems that will be addressed in detail in the final report.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: Cost benefit analysisFlood controlDrainage equipmentBest practicesGuidelines
Extent: 23; + appendices
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