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WATER INDUSTRY

MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL


SPECIFICATION 1.02

SUBMERSIBLE PUMP UNIT

WIMES 1.02
ISSUE 6
MAY 2010

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SHEETS may be reproduced in any form electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or any
other information storage and retrieval system without permission in writing from the Pump Centre.

The Pump Centre is a Centre of Excellence within ESR Technology, one


of the UK’s leading engineering, safety and risk consultancies. ESR
Technology provides independent technical expertise to help its
customers ensure asset integrity, improve machine reliability, manage
safety and risk and transfer best practice.
WATER INDUSTRY
MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL
SPECIFICATION 1.02

SUBMERSIBLE PUMP UNIT

Prepared by:

R Marlow Pump Centre

With technical support and co-operation from the WIMES Pumps Working Group
consisting of:

K Beaton Anglian Water


P Davison NI Water
R Aubry Dwr Cymru
M Overy Northumbrian Water
B Spence Scottish Water
R Scutter Severn Trent Water
M Kinsey South West Water
M Keen Southern Water
S Whatley Thames Water
M Carlo United Utilities
D Wells Veolia Water
J Wright Wessex Water
N Ratcliffe Yorkshire Water

Please Note

This Specification will be reviewed periodically to take account of feedback from


Water Companies/Suppliers. If changes to the Specification are necessary, it will be
re-issued.
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CONTENTS

AMENDMENT SUMMARY 3
NOTES 6
1.0 SCOPE 7
2.0 GENERAL 7
2.1 General 7
2.2 Regulations, Standards and Quality Assurance 7
2.3 Definitions 8
3.0 OPERATING ENVIRONMENT AND SITE DETAILS 8
4.0 TYPE AND PROPERTIES OF THE PUMPED MEDIUM 8
5.0 PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION 8
5.1 General 8
5.2 Operating Speed(s), Hydraulic Performance, Efficiency and Power Input 9
5.3 Noise and Vibration (Dry Well Installations) 10
5.3.1 Noise 10
5.3.2 Vibration 11
5.4 Life Cycle Costs (LCC) 11
5.4.1 General 11
5.4.2 Motor Power Input 11
5.4.3 Service Lives and Costs of Components 11
5.4.4 Maintenance Requirements/Costs 11
6.0 DESIGN SPECIFICATION 11
6.1 General 11
6.1.1 General 11
6.1.2 Weights and Lifting Arrangements 12
6.1.3 Materials Selection 12
6.1.4 External Corrosion Protection 13
6.1.5 Hazardous Area Requirements 13
6.1.6 O & M Manuals 13
6.2 Mounting Arrangements 13
6.2.1 Dry Well Installations 13
6.2.2 Wet Well Installations 13
6.3 Pump Casing 15
6.4 Impeller 16
6.5 Pump Shaft and Shaft Sleeve (If Fitted) 17
6.5.1 General 17
6.5.2 Shaft Sleeve (If Fitted) 17
6.6 Pump Shaft Seals 18
6.6.1 General 18
6.6.2 Primary (Casing Volute to Buffer Chamber) Seal 18
6.6.3 Secondary (Buffer Chamber to Motor Enclosure) Seal 18
6.6.4 Buffer Chamber 18
6.7 Bearings and Bearing Lubrication 18
6.8 Motor 18
6.8.1 Performance Requirements 18
6.8.2 Design Requirements 19

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6.9 Information Plate 20


6.10 Wet Well Flushing/Mixing/Cleaning System (If Required) 20
6.11 Cables and Connectors 21
6.11.1 Cables 21
6.11.2 Connectors (If Required) 21
6.12 Cable Support System (If Required) 21
6.13 Condition Monitoring and Protection Sensors 21
6.14 Hazardous Area Applications 22
6.14.1 Design Requirements 22
6.14.2 Testing and Certification 22
6.15 Variable Speed Drive Applications 22
6.15.1 Duty and Rating 22
6.15.2 Vibration 22
6.15.3 Motor Insulation 23
6.15.4 Bearings 23
6.15.5 Cable Selection, Termination and Earthing 23
7.0 TESTS 23
7.1 Test Regime 23
7.2 Test Details 23
7.2.1 Compatibility/String Testing for Variable Speed Pumping Duties (If Specified) 23
7.2.2 Hydrostatic Pressure Test (If Specified) 24
7.2.3 Vibration Testing (If Specified) 24
7.2.4 Noise Testing (If Specified) 25
APPENDIX A - SPECIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS REFERENCED 26
APPENDIX B1 – TEXT GUIDANCE NOTES 28
APPENDIX B2 - DATA SHEET GUIDANCE NOTES 37
APPENDIX C – DATA SHEETS 38
APPENDIX D – SUPPLIER’S SUPPLEMENTARY DATA SHEET INFORMATION 45
APPENDIX E - INFORMATION TO BE SUPPLIED WITH TENDER 46
APPENDIX F – DETAILS OF NON-COMPLIANT INNOVATIONS 47

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AMENDMENT SUMMARY

Reference Details
(Issue 5)
Title et seq. ‘Pumpset’ replaced by ‘pump unit’ in accordance with
BS EN 12723.
Section 1.0, ‘water’ added after ‘dry well’.
paragraph 1
Section 1.0, New sub-clause added (item b)) relating to guide rail system and
paragraph 2 auto-coupling system.
Section 2.1 New clause added (2.1.2) relating to pump unit application.
Clause 3.5 ‘(typically for dry well duties)’ added after ‘DATA SHEET’.
Re-numbered 3.4
Section 5.2 (Title) ‘Absorbed Power’ replaced by ‘Power Input’ in accordance with
BS EN 12723.
Section 5.2 (Note) Second bullet point relating to dual speed drives deleted as dual
speed drives very rarely used.
Clause 5.2.1 Guidance Note added.
Clause 5.2.2 et ‘Guaranteed duty point (GDP)’ replaced by ‘guarantee point (GP)’
seq. in accordance BS EN ISO 9906.
Clause 5.2.2 Guidance Note added. Requirements for variable speed pumping
duties added.
Clause 5.2.4 ‘Pump generated head’ replaced by ‘total differential head’ and
‘pump and pumpset absorbed power’ replaced by ‘pump and
driver power input’ in accordance with BS EN 12723. Guidance
Note added.
Clause 5.2.5 New second sentence added.
Clause 5.2.6 ‘Overall’ inserted before ‘wire to water’ and ‘absorbed power’
replaced by ‘motor power input’ in accordance with BS EN 12723.
Section 5.3 New Section added (5.3.2) relating to vibration.
Section 5.3 New clause added (5.3.1.2) relating to source of data.
Clause 5.3.1 ‘when it is installed on site and operating at the GP’ added after
‘pump unit’ to define conditions.
Section 5.4 New Section added (5.4.1 General) relating to specification of
WIMES LCC Model 01.
Section 5.4.1 (Title) ‘Power Consumption’ replaced by ‘Motor Power Input’ in
and clause 5.4.1.1 accordance with BS EN 12723.
Sections 5.4.1- Re-numbered 5.4.2-5.4.4.
5.4.3.
Clause 6.1.1.2 ‘(i.e. for dry well applications)’ added after ‘appropriate’. New
sub-clauses added (items b) and c)) relating to the provision of a
typical sectional drawing and spares requirements.
Section 6.1.2 New clause added (6.1.2.3) relating to lifting handle requirements.
Clause 6.1.2.1 ‘in the wet condition’ replaced by ‘with the volute full of
water/solids’.
Clause 6.1.2.2 New second sentence added relating to type of lifting points
required/provided.
Clause 6.1.2.3 Re-numbered 6.1.2.4
Clause 6.1.2.4 Deleted as this is a statutory requirement.

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Section 6.1.3 New clause added (6.1.3.3) relating to Regulation 31 for clean
water pumping duties,.
Clause 6.1.3.1 ‘Pump unit duty (refer to Section 5.2)’ added.
Section 6.2.2.1 Amended. Main changes relate to guide tube configuration and
materials and requirements for the auto-coupling system.
Clause 6.3.1 Amended to include reference to pressure/dynamic loading
Clause 6.3.4 Amended and Guidance Note added.
Clause 6.3.5 Amended and Guidance Note added.
Clause 6.4.1 ‘Stringy’ added after ‘fibrous’.
Clause 6.4.7 Amended and Guidance Note added.
Section 6.5.1 New clause added (6.5.1.1).
Clauses 6.5.1.1- Re-numbered 6.5.1.2-6.5.1.5.
6.5.1.4
Clause 6.5.2.2 ‘(i.e. keyed or pinned to the shaft)’ added.
Clause 6.5.2.3 ‘O-ring’ added.
Clause 6.6.1.2 Guidance Note added.
Clause 6.7.1 ‘assembly’ replaced by ‘element’, ‘designed according to the pump
duty’ added at end of sentence.
Clause 6.7.2 ‘Have’ replaced by ‘be rated for’ in first sentence. ‘Rated’ added
after ‘actual’ in second sentence.
Section 6.8 Re-numbered 6.9.
Clause 6.8.1 g) ‘at the GP’ added after ‘speed’.
Section 6.9 Re-numbered 6.10.
Section 6.10 Re-numbered 6.12.
Section 6.11 Re-numbered 6.13. Two new clauses added (6.13.1 and 6.13.2).
Section 6.11.1 Re-numbered 6.13.1 and amended.
Section 7.2 New Sections added (7.2.1, 7.2.3 and 7.3.4) relating to
compatibility/string, vibration and noise testing.
Section 7.2.1 Re-numbered 7.2.2 and Guidance Note added.
Appendix A (Motor) Re-named Section 6.8.
Section A3.0 Deleted.
Section A3.1 Deleted.
Section A3.2 Re-numbered 6.8.1.
Clause A3.2.2.1 ‘-6 %’ replaced by ‘-10 %’.
Clause A3.2.2.3 Amended.
Clause A3.2.3.1 ‘load (absorbed power)’ replaced by ‘power input. ‘Specified’
deleted in second sentence.
Section A3.3 Re-numbered 6.8.2.
Clause A3.3.1.1 ’10 m’ replaced by ‘at least 20 m’.
Clause A3.3.2.1 ‘BS 2757’ replaced by ‘BS EN 60085’.
Section A3.3.3 Re-numbered 6.11.
Clause A3.3.3.1.2 ‘(or equivalent)’ added after ‘BS 7919’.
Section A3.4 Re-numbered 6.14.
Clause A3.4.1.1 Amended.
Clause A3.4.1.2 Amended.
Clause A3.4.2.1 Amended.

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Section A3.5 Re-numbered 6.15. New sections added (6.15.3 and 6.15.5)
relating specifically to motor insulation and cable.
Clause A3.5.1 et ‘motor’ replaced by ‘pump unit’, ‘VSD’ replaced by inverter’.
seq.
Clause A3.5.1.1 Amended.
Clause A3.5.3.1 ‘100 kW' replaced by ’75 kW' and guidance note added.

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NOTES

1. Accommodation of Innovation

This Specification has been written to reflect the current state of the art with regard to
commercial products and will have a finite life (nominally three years). The purpose of this
Specification is to ensure that products supplied meet relevant safety standards, offer
reasonable standards of engineering in design, materials and construction and represent
value for money in both initial purchase and subsequent running costs.

It is recognised that Suppliers will continue to develop products as part of the commercial
process and it is not the intention of this Specification to stifle such innovation. Suppliers
of products incorporating innovative design features which enhance process performance
and/or reduce life cycle costs, but which do not comply with this Specification, should
detail these items in Appendix F, for consideration/approval by the Purchaser as part of
the Tender. Suppliers are further encouraged to bring the benefits of these innovations to
the attention of the Pump Centre for consideration at the next Specification review.

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1.0 SCOPE

This Specification defines the requirements for the performance, design, condition
monitoring and testing of submersible pump units for wet well and dry well water, sewage
and sludge pumping duties in the Water Industry, in the form of text and DATA SHEETS
(refer to Guidance Notes).

The pump shall be of centrifugal, single stage design and be driven by an integral,
close coupled, squirrel cage, induction motor.

The scope of this Specification shall include, where appropriate:

a) All immediate cabling, cabling support systems, plugs and sockets and interposing
relays for protection devices; and
b) For wet well installations, the guide rail system and auto-coupling system.

2.0 GENERAL

2.1 General

1. The number of pump units required with an identical hydraulic performance shall be as
specified on the DATA SHEET.

2. The pump unit application shall be as specified on the DATA SHEET.

2.2 Regulations, Standards and Quality Assurance

1. The design and construction of the pump unit shall comply with all relevant Statutory
Regulations, and the latest editions (current at the time of Tender) of all relevant
International, harmonised European and British Standards (refer to Appendix A for a
list of the Regulations, Standards and Specifications referenced in this
Specification).

2. The pump unit shall also comply with:

a) This Specification, including all DATA SHEETS; and


b) Any documentation issued by, or on behalf of, the Purchaser in respect of the
pump unit.

3. Where the documentation referenced in clause 2.2.2 imposes additional requirements


to an International, harmonised European or British Standard, the requirements of the
documentation referenced in clause 2.2.2 shall prevail.

4. The Supplier shall operate an approved, auditable quality assurance procedure


covering the design, manufacture and works testing of the pump unit.

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2.3 Definitions

1. The following definitions are used in this Specification:

a) The term ‘Purchaser’ shall mean the end user of the pump unit or the end user’s
nominated representative;
b) The term ‘approved’ shall mean approved by the Purchaser or his nominated
representative (approval shall be obtained in writing); and
c) Unless otherwise specified elsewhere (e.g. in a particular specification), the term
‘Supplier’ shall mean the party responsible for the design, construction, and works
testing of the pump unit.

3.0 OPERATING ENVIRONMENT AND SITE DETAILS

1. The type of installation in which the pump unit shall operate shall be as specified on
the DATA SHEET.

2. The degree of pump unit immersion under normal operating conditions shall be as
specified on the DATA SHEET.

3. The location and operating environment of the pump unit (including details of
hazardous areas, EMC requirements etc.) shall be as specified on the DATA SHEET.

4. Unless otherwise specified on the DATA SHEET (typically for dry well duties), the
pump unit shall be capable of satisfactory operation within the ambient air temperature
range –10°C to 40°C and up to a relative humidity of 100 %.

5. Any special hazards associated with the operating environment shall be as specified
on the DATA SHEET.

6. Any references for any further information relating to the operating environment or site
not transferable via the DATA SHEET (e.g. drawings of site layouts, pipework
installations etc.) shall be as specified on the DATA SHEET.

4.0 TYPE AND PROPERTIES OF THE PUMPED MEDIUM

1. The type and properties of the pumped medium shall be as specified on the
DATA SHEET.

5.0 PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION

5.1 General

1. The mode of operation of the pump unit and type of drive shall be as specified on the
DATA SHEET.

2. The pump unit asset life and utilisation shall be as specified on the DATA SHEET.

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5.2 Operating Speed(s), Hydraulic Performance, Efficiency and Power Input

Note:

• For fixed speed drives, N2 is the operating speed.


• For variable speed drives, N1 and N2 are the minimum and maximum operating
speeds respectively.

1. Unless otherwise specified on the DATA SHEET, the maximum operating speed of the
pump shall be 1500 rpm (refer to Guidance Notes). N1 (if relevant) and N2 shall be
as stated on the DATA SHEET.

2. The pump hydraulic performance at the guarantee point (GP) at N2 shall be as


specified on the DATA SHEET (refer to Guidance Notes).

For variable speed pumping duties, the minimum and maximum flow rates shall be as
specified on the DATA SHEET. The maximum flow rate shall be achieved with the
inverter operating at less than or equal to 97% of its maximum allowable output
frequency, which shall be as specified on the DATA SHEET (refer to
Guidance Notes).

3. The reference for the Purchaser’s system data/curve and the minimum and maximum
system static heads shall be as specified on the DATA SHEET. The pump shall be
capable of continuous operation within the specified operating envelope.

4. Characteristic curves of pump total differential head, pump efficiency, pump power
input, motor power input and pump net positive suction head required (NPSHR) versus
flow rate at N1 (if relevant) and N2 shall be supplied with the Tender (refer to
Guidance Notes). The pump curve number shall be as stated on the DATA SHEET.
The pump shall have a stable H vs. Q characteristic against the system curve.

5. Unless otherwise specified on the DATA SHEET, the flow rate at the GP at N2 shall be
between 80 % and 105 % of the best efficiency point (BEP) flow rate at N2. If this
requirement cannot be met, the Supplier shall provide the Purchaser with a valid
reason for approval and evidence that the most efficient pump unit has been selected
for the duty with the Tender (refer to Guidance Notes).

6. The overall (wire to water) efficiency and motor power input at the GP and the
maximum flow rate at N2 (refer to clause 5.2.7) shall be as stated on the
DATA SHEET. In addition, the maximum motor power input at N2 shall be as stated
on the DATA SHEET (refer to Guidance Notes).

7. The maximum flow rate at N2 shall be stated on the DATA SHEET. This shall
correspond to the flow rate at which the pump H vs. Q curve intersects the lowest
system H vs. Q curve.

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8. The minimum flow rate that the pump is capable of operating continuously at (at N2)
without causing a detrimental temperature rise of the pumped medium and/or
detrimental vibration of the pump shall be stated on the DATA SHEET (refer to
Guidance Notes).

9. If specified on the DATA SHEET, the pump shall be capable of discharging into an
empty main (refer to Guidance Notes).

10. The pump shall be capable of operating against a closed valve i.e. at zero flow rate.
The closed valve head shall be as stated on the DATA SHEET. The maximum
allowable operating time at closed valve conditions at N2 shall be as stated on the
DATA SHEET (refer to Guidance Notes).

11. The net positive suction head available (NPSHA) and the net positive suction head
required (NPSHR) at the GP and the maximum flow rate at N2 (refer to clause 5.2.7)
shall be as specified/stated on the DATA SHEET.

NPSHR shall be taken as the 3 % head drop requirement. The pump shall be
selected such that the NPSHA always exceeds the NPSHR (including the relevant
safety margin) at all potential operating points.

At the maximum flow rate at N2, the margin of NPSHA above NPSHR for continuous
operation without causing excessive pump noise, vibration, or damage due to
cavitation shall be as stated on the DATA SHEET.

12. For wet well installations, the minimum submergence depth that the pump unit is
capable of operating continuously at, at the GP and the maximum flow rate at N2, shall
be as stated on the DATA SHEET (refer to Guidance Notes).

13. The diameter of solid sphere required/able to be passed by the pump shall be as
specified/stated on the DATA SHEET. For innovative designs, the Supplier may wish
to provide substantiating information, for approval, to demonstrate that the solids
handling performance of the pump will satisfy the Purchaser’s requirements. If this is
the case, this requirement shall be stated on the DATA SHEET and the relevant
information provided with the Tender (refer to Guidance Notes).

5.3 Noise and Vibration (Dry Well Installations)

5.3.1 Noise

Refer to Guidance Notes

1. If noise testing does not comprise part of the pump unit test regime (refer to
Section 7.1), the expected noise levels generated by the pump unit when it is installed
on site and operating at the GP shall be as stated on the DATA SHEET.

2. The source of the noise level data provided in clause 5.3.1.1 shall be as stated on the
DATA SHEET (e.g. works test data produced by testing to a relevant standard, site
test data relating to a previous similar installation, etc.).

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5.3.2 Vibration

Refer to Guidance Notes

1. If vibration testing does not comprise part of the pump unit test regime (refer to
Section 7.1), the expected vibration levels generated by the pump unit when it is
installed on site and operating at the GP shall be as stated on the DATA SHEET.

2. The source of the vibration level data provided in clause 5.3.2.1 shall be as stated on
the DATA SHEET (e.g. works test data produced by testing to a relevant standard, site
test data relating to a previous similar installation, etc.).

5.4 Life Cycle Costs (LCC)

5.4.1 General

1. If specified on the DATA SHEET, an LCC assessment shall be performed on the pump
unit using the latest edition of WIMES LCC Model 01 - Centrifugal Pump Units.

5.4.2 Motor Power Input

1. The motor power input at the GP shall be as stated on the DATA SHEET.

5.4.3 Service Lives and Costs of Components

1. The expected service lives of the pump unit components specified on the
DATA SHEET shall be as stated on the DATA SHEET (refer to Guidance Notes).

2. The replacement costs and approximate times required to replace each of the
components specified in clause 5.4.3.1 shall be as stated on the DATA SHEET.

5.4.4 Maintenance Requirements/Costs

1. Details of the maintenance tasks required to achieve the expected service lives of the
components detailed in clause 5.4.3.1 shall be provided with the Tender. This
information shall detail the separate tasks that must be performed and the frequency
with which these tasks must be performed, and shall include the approximate times
and number of personnel required to perform each task (refer to Guidance Notes).

6.0 DESIGN SPECIFICATION

6.1 General

6.1.1 General

1. The Supplier’s pump unit designation/model number shall be as stated on the


DATA SHEET.

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2. The following information shall be supplied with the Tender:

a) A drawing of the pump unit indicating its overall dimensions. This shall indicate,
where appropriate (i.e. for dry well applications), the minimum clearance distance
required for the removal of components (for refurbishment or replacement) with
the pump unit in situ;
b) A typical sectional drawing of the pump unit detailing the arrangement of the pump
and motor components; and
c) A schedule of spares required for 2 years of normal operation (plus associated
costs and lead times).

6.1.2 Weights and Lifting Arrangements

1. The total weight of the pump with the volute full of water/solids, including all associated
cables and equipment), and the weight of the motor and impeller assembly shall be as
stated on the DATA SHEET.

2. The pump unit shall be provided with clearly identified, permanent lifting points, located
to give a safe, balanced, lift. The type of lifting point(s) required/provided shall be as
specified/stated on the DATA SHEET (i.e. eye bolts, handle etc.).

3. If a lifting handle is provided, the following requirements shall apply:

a) The handle material shall be as specified/stated on the DATA SHEET. If the


handle is not an integral part of the pump casing, it shall be secured to the pump
casing using fasteners manufactured from stainless steel number 1.4401 and be
provided with suitable galvanic isolation;
b) The handle shall be designed to ensure that the nose of the lifting hook does not
sit on the underside of the handle during lifting i.e. it shall have a ‘round’,
‘V-shaped’ or ‘convex’ profile; and
c) Suitable clearance shall be provided from the top of the pump unit to the underside
of the handle to facilitate location of the Purchaser’s lifting hook during lifting.

4. If specified on the DATA SHEET, a lifting system shall be provided to ensure effective
and safe removal and re-installation of the pump unit. The reference for the
Purchaser’s Particular Specification for this lifting system shall be as specified on the
DATA SHEET.

6.1.3 Materials Selection

1. Materials shall be selected with proper reference to the specified operating


environment (refer to Section 3.0), pumped medium (refer to Section 4.0), pump unit
duty (refer to Section 5.2) and expected service lives of the specified pump unit
components (refer to Section 5.4.3).

2. If surfaces (such as stainless steel wear rings) may be subject to galling, materials
shall be selected to minimise wear and have a minimum hardness differential of 50 HB.

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3. Materials that will come into contact with water intended for public consumption shall
comply with Regulation 31 of the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2000 and
the Water Supply (Water Quality) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 and Regulation 27
of The Water Supply (Water Quality) (Scotland) Regulations 2001.

6.1.4 External Corrosion Protection

1. Unless otherwise specified on the DATA SHEET, paint/polymeric coatings required for
corrosion protection shall comply with WIMES 4.01.

6.1.5 Hazardous Area Requirements

1. All equipment selected for use in a hazardous area shall have undergone an
appropriate conformity assessment procedure (CAP) to demonstrate compliance with
the essential health and safety requirements of European Directive 94/9/EC
(ATEX 95), as enacted in the UK by the Equipment and Protective Systems Intended
for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 1996 and the Equipment
and Protective Systems (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (refer to Guidance Notes).

6.1.6 O & M Manuals

1. O & M manuals shall be provided, as specified on the DATA SHEET.

6.2 Mounting Arrangements

6.2.1 Dry Well Installations

1. The orientation of the pump unit shall be as specified/stated on the DATA SHEET.

6.2.1.1 Support Structure (Baseplate, Pedestal and/or Support Frame)

1. The support structure material shall be as stated on the DATA SHEET.

2. The support structure shall be locally reinforced around foundation bolt holes.

3. The support structure shall be designed to be crevice free to prevent the collection of
water and debris during operation. Baseplates and pedestals shall be designed to
prevent the formation of trapped air pockets during grouting.

4. The ends of all sections shall be sealed.

6.2.2 Wet Well Installations

6.2.2.1 Guide Rail Installations

Guide System

1. The pump unit shall be positively guided during installation and removal from the wet
well by a guide system.

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2. The guide system shall be designed and installed to ensure straight, vertical
lifting/lowering of the pump unit.

3. The guide system shall allow the pump unit to be raised to the top of the wet well
without the need to undo any fixing arrangements or enter the wet well.

4. The required length of the guide system shall be as specified on the DATA SHEET.

5. The guide system shall comprise twin circular cross-section tubes and all necessary
fixtures and fixings.

6. Unless otherwise specified on the DATA SHEET, the guide tube material shall be
stainless steel number 1.4401. All brackets and fasteners (i.e. nuts, bolts, etc) shall be
made from stainless steel number 1.4401.

7. Guide tubes shall be of single piece construction up to a maximum length of 3 m.

8. The guide tubes shall be supported along their length by suitably designed brackets.
The maximum length of any unsupported guide tube span shall be 3 m. The tops of
the guide tubes shall finish a maximum of 150 mm below the underside of the wet well
cover.

Auto-Coupling System (ACS) (If Required)

1. If specified on the DATA SHEET, the pump unit shall be provided with an
auto-coupling system (ACS) to interface it with the outlet pipework/rising main. If an
ACS is required, the following requirements shall apply:

a) The ACS shall typically comprise a duck-foot bend, guide claw and all necessary
seals/gaskets and fixings;
b) The duck foot bend and guide claw shall be manufactured from the material
specifed/stated on the DATA SHEET. All fixings shall be manufactured from
stainless steel number 1.4401 and if necessary, be provided with suitable galvanic
isolation;
c) The outlet connection of the duck-foot bend shall terminate with flange type PN16;
d) The ACS shall be designed so that the pump unit is positively located onto the
duck-foot bend during pump installation;
e) The ACS shall be designed so that the interface between the duck-foot bend and
guide claw is effectively sealed during pump installation;
f) The duck-foot bend shall include suitable provisions for locating and fixing the
guide tubes and, if neceassary, shall be galvanically isolated from the guide tubes;
and
g) The duck-foot bend shall include suitable provisions for securing it to the base of
the wet well.

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6.2.2.2 Hose Installations

1. The support stand shall be sized such that:

a) The pump unit can operate in a freestanding mode without toppling over;
b) The clearance between the pump unit inlet and the floor of the wet well exceeds
the maximum diameter of solid sphere required/able to be passed by the pump
unit.

2. The support stand material shall be as specified/stated on the DATA SHEET.

3. The type of connection to the pump unit outlet shall be as specified/stated on the
DATA SHEET.

6.3 Pump Casing

1. The casing shall be capable of withstanding any pressure or dynamic loading that may
be generated during normal pump operation, including intermittent physical shock
loadings caused by solids in the flow.

2. The casing material shall be as specified/stated on the DATA SHEET.

3. The casing casting shall be dressed to a good commercial standard to expose any
surface imperfections. After visual inspection the following criteria shall apply:

Imperfections of a depth less than 10 % of the local casting thickness or of a length


less than 50 mm may be repaired at the discretion of the Supplier in accordance with
an approved method.

Imperfections of a depth between 10 % and 25 % of the local casting thickness or of a


length greater than 50 mm shall be brought to the attention of the Purchaser. The
Purchaser may decide to reject the casting or agree to its repair in accordance with an
approved method.

Imperfections of a depth greater than 25 % of the local casting thickness shall result in
the casting being rejected.

4. The pump unit inlet and outlet connection sizes shall be as specified/stated on the
DATA SHEET. Unless otherwise specified/stated on the DATA SHEET, for wet well
installations, the outlet connection of the pump unit shall terminate with flange type
PN16, in accordance with BS EN 1092-2 (refer to Guidance Notes).

5. Unless otherwise specified/stated on the DATA SHEET, for dry well installations, the
inlet and outlet connections of the pump unit shall terminate with flange type PN16, in
accordance BS EN 1092-2 (refer to Guidance Notes). Any transition pieces
(between the casing and inlet/outlet connections of the pump unit) necessary to
comply with this requirement shall be supplied with the pump unit.

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6. The mating surfaces of all major casing components shall be accurately machined and
provided with deep registers, dowels and spigots where necessary, to ensure accurate
alignment during casing re-assembly.

7. All casing surfaces having a fine clearance between fixed and rotating components
shall be provided with renewable wear parts that are easily removable for
refurbishment or replacement or are adjustable to compensate for wear.

8. If, as specified/stated on the DATA SHEET, renewable wear parts are required/fitted,
these shall be fixed in place by the method specified/stated on the DATA SHEET. The
renewable wear part materials shall be as specified/stated on the DATA SHEET.

9. If the casing incorporates a method of externally adjusting the clearance between the
casing and the impeller, this shall be stated on the DATA SHEET.

10. If, as specified/stated on the DATA SHEET, the wetted internal surfaces of the casing
are provided with a corrosion resistant/efficiency enhancing coating, the coating
specification, thickness, efficiency increase and expected life shall be as
specified/stated on the DATA SHEET (refer to Guidance Notes).

11. The direction of rotation of the impeller shall be clearly and indelibly marked on the
pump casing with an arrow.

12. If specified on the DATA SHEET, for dry well installations, the casing shall be provided
with adequate access for internal inspection and removal of trapped debris from the
impeller. Where inspection hole covers are fitted, these shall be shaped to conform to
the interior profile of the casing and be secured with stainless steel fixings.

6.4 Impeller

1. The type of impeller shall be as specified/stated on the DATA SHEET. Impellers shall
be selected to prevent fouling, allow the passage of fibrous, stringy and solid materials
and to suit the operating conditions (refer to Guidance Notes).

2. For sludge pumping duties, the impeller shall be chosen to impart minimum shear to
the pumped medium.

3. The impeller shall be a one piece casting manufactured from the material
specified/stated on the DATA SHEET.

4. The direction of rotation of the impeller (viewed from the non-drive end) shall be as
stated on the DATA SHEET (refer to clause 6.8.1.2.3).

5. For fixed speed pumping duties, the impeller diameter shall not exceed 95 % of the
maximum impeller diameter. The actual and maximum impeller diameters shall be as
stated on the DATA SHEET.

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6. The impeller shall be secured to the pump shaft and be retained against
circumferential movement by the method specified/stated on the DATA SHEET. The
impeller shall not be pinned to the shaft, nor shall shaft rotation be relied upon to
ensure that the impeller is locked in position.

7. To achieve acceptable vibration performance, the impeller shall be balanced.


Multi-vane and vortex impellers shall be balanced to a minimum of balance grade G6.3
of BS ISO 1940-1 (balancing shall be achieved by machining not addition of weights).
The method of balancing single vane and screw centrifugal impellers shall be as stated
on the DATA SHEET or provided with the Tender (refer to Guidance Notes).

8. If, as specified/stated on the DATA SHEET, impeller wear rings are required/provided,
these shall be fixed in place by the method specified/stated on the DATA SHEET. The
wear ring materials shall be as specified/stated on the DATA SHEET.

9. Where impeller wear rings are not fitted, if specified/stated on the DATA SHEET, a
machining allowance shall be provided on the impeller to accommodate the future
fitment of wear rings.

6.5 Pump Shaft and Shaft Sleeve (If Fitted)

6.5.1 General

1. The pump shaft shall be sized to accommodate all possible loads over the operating
range of the pump including starting direct-on-line (DOL).

2. The shaft material shall be as specified/stated on the DATA SHEET.

3. The first critical speed of the rotating element (i.e. the shaft, motor rotor and
impeller etc.) shall be at least 25 % above the maximum operating speed.

4. The shaft stiffness shall be such that, under the most severe dynamic conditions of
operation, the total shaft deflection at the seals does not exceed the seal
manufacturer's specified tolerances.

5. If the shaft is exposed to the pumped medium, it shall be manufactured from a


corrosion resistant material or be protected by the use of a sleeve.

6.5.2 Shaft Sleeve (If Fitted)

1. The shaft sleeve shall be manufactured from a material that will not cause galvanic
corrosion between itself and the shaft. The shaft sleeve material shall be as
specified/stated on the DATA SHEET.

2. The sleeve shall be positively driven (i.e. keyed or pinned to the shaft).

3. An ‘O’ ring seal shall be provided to prevent leakage of the pumped liquid between the
shaft and sleeve.

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6.6 Pump Shaft Seals

6.6.1 General

1. Sealing between the casing volute and motor enclosure shall be achieved by primary
(casing volute to buffer chamber) and secondary (buffer chamber to motor enclosure)
mechanical seals and by a fluid filled buffer chamber between the primary and
secondary seals.

2. Stationary and rotating rings shall be composed of a single material i.e. wear resistant
coatings shall not be used (refer to Guidance Notes).

6.6.2 Primary (Casing Volute to Buffer Chamber) Seal

1. The seal type, manufacturer and manufacturer’s designation shall be as


specified/stated on the DATA SHEET.

2. The seal component materials shall be as specified/stated on the DATA SHEET.

6.6.3 Secondary (Buffer Chamber to Motor Enclosure) Seal

1. The seal type, manufacturer and manufacturer’s designation shall be as


specified/stated on the DATA SHEET.

2. The seal component materials shall be as specified/stated on the DATA SHEET.

6.6.4 Buffer Chamber

1. The buffer chamber volume and type of buffer fluid shall be as stated on the
DATA SHEET.

6.7 Bearings and Bearing Lubrication

1. The rotating element shall be supported by grease lubricated upper and lower rolling
element bearings, designed according to the pump duty.

2. Unless otherwise specified on the DATA SHEET, the bearings shall be rated for a
minimum L10h life of 50,000 hrs at the GP. The actual rated bearing L10h lives at the
GP shall be stated on the DATA SHEET.

3. The bearing and lubricant details shall be as specified/stated on the DATA SHEET.

6.8 Motor

6.8.1 Performance Requirements

6.8.1.1 General

1. The motor shall be capable of continuous operation under the operating conditions of
the pump unit (refer to Section 3.0).

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6.8.1.2 Electrical Supply

1. Unless otherwise specified on the DATA SHEET, the motor shall be suitable for a
400 V, three phase, three wire, earthed neutral, 50 Hz supply. Tolerances on the
supply shall be + 10/ -10 % on voltage and +/- 1 % on frequency.

2. The motor shall be capable of operating under conditions of three phase supply
imbalance, where the negative and zero phase sequence components of the voltage
do not individually exceed 2 % of the positive phase sequence components.

3. Unless otherwise specified/stated on the DATA SHEET, the direction of rotation shall
be anti-clockwise (viewed from the non-drive end) when the motor is connected to a
three phase supply of BrBkGy (brown, black, grey) anti-clockwise phase rotation, with
the BrBkGy phases connected to the L1L2L3 terminals respectively.

6.8.1.3 Duty and Rating

1. The motor shall have a maximum continuous (MC) rating, based on duty type S1 (as
defined in BS EN 60034-1), equal to at least 110 % of the maximum pump power input
over its operating range (refer to Guidance Notes). The MC rating of the motor shall
be as stated on the DATA SHEET.

6.8.1.4 Starting

1. The method of starting shall be as specified on the DATA SHEET (refer to


Guidance Notes).

2. The maximum starting duty required (expressed in equally spaced starts per hour)
shall be as specified on the DATA SHEET. The maximum starting duty achievable
(expressed in equally spaced starts per hour) shall be as stated on the DATA SHEET.

3. The full load current (FLC) shall be as stated on the DATA SHEET. If the method of
starting is direct-on-line, the maximum starting current permitted shall be as specified
on the DATA SHEET. The actual starting current shall be as stated on the
DATA SHEET, if it exceeds 6.5 x FLC at the rated voltage.

4. Irrespective of the method of starting, the motor shall be suitable for direct-on-line
starting and restarting while running in the forward direction (with full opposite residual
voltage) under full load conditions and at any voltage between 80 % and 110 % of the
rated voltage at the terminals of the motor during the starting period.

6.8.2 Design Requirements

6.8.2.1 Enclosure and Cooling

1. The motor shall have an enclosure classification of IP 68 in accordance with


BS EN 60529 and unless otherwise specified on the DATA SHEET, shall be suitable
for operation whilst continuously submerged to a depth of at least 20 m.

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2. The motor shall incorporate a cooling system that will allow the pump unit to run,
without derating, over its full operating range. The method of cooling shall be as
specified/stated on the DATA SHEET (refer to Guidance Notes).

6.8.2.2 Insulation

1. The maximum ambient temperature of the operating environment shall be as specified


on the DATA SHEET. The motor insulation class, in accordance with BS EN 60085
(i.e. F, G, H etc), shall be at least one class higher than the temperature rise limit, in
accordance with BS EN 60034-1, as measured by the resistance of the windings
during full load operation, subject to a minimum insulation class of Class F.

6.9 Information Plate

1. The pump unit shall be provided with an information plate permanently fixed to one of
the major pump unit components. The plate and its fixings shall be manufactured from
corrosion resistant, metallic materials. As a minimum, the information plate shall
include the following information:

a) Pump unit manufacturer;


b) Pump unit model;
c) Pump unit serial number;
d) Impeller number or diameter;
e) Flow rate at the GP (l/s);
f) Head at the GP (m);
g) Operating speed at the GP (rpm);
h) Motor rating (kW);
i) Operating voltage (V), no. of phases and frequency (Hz);
j) Full load current (A);
k) Full load power factor;
l) Insulation class;
m) Enclosure classification (IP rating);
n) Zone rating.

Any additional information required on the information plate shall be as specified on


the DATA SHEET.

2. If specified on the DATA SHEET, a duplicate information plate shall be provided,


fixed/located in the position specified on the DATA SHEET.

6.10 Wet Well Flushing/Mixing/Cleaning System (If Required)

1. If specified on the DATA SHEET, a wet well flushing/mixing/cleaning system shall be


provided. The number of systems required shall be as specified on the DATA SHEET.

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6.11 Cables and Connectors

6.11.1 Cables

1. Unless otherwise specified on the DATA SHEET, a standard cable length of 10 m shall
be supplied and fitted to the pump unit.

2. Cables shall be suitable for the duty, be constructed in accordance with BS 7919
(or equivalent) with oil and weather resistant chloroprene rubber (or equivalent)
sheathing, and comprise power and auxiliary cables necessary for the motor supply
and all protection circuits.

3. Each cable shall incorporate an earth conductor.

6.11.2 Connectors (If Required)

1. If specified on the DATA SHEET, connectors shall be fitted to the free end of the
cable.

2. If connectors are provided, each plug and socket shall be supplied with two retained
caps for protection of the plug and socket when disconnected. Appropriate filler plugs
shall be fitted to spare/unused contacts.

3. The connector shall be suitable for termination of the wires by crimping.

6.12 Cable Support System (If Required)

1. If specified on the DATA SHEET, a facility shall be provided to enable cables to be


adequately supported and securely anchored at the well head. This shall be designed
to avoid excessive cable bending stresses and allow effective cable release.

6.13 Condition Monitoring and Protection Sensors

Refer to Guidance Notes.

1. The pump unit shall be equipped with sensors for preventing overheating of the motor
winding insulation. The type of sensors required/provided shall be as specified/stated
on the DATA SHEET (e.g. bi-metallic switches, PTC thermistors etc.).

2. If the pump unit is rated at 7.5 kW or above, it shall be equipped with a number of
moisture detection sensors for detecting seal failure (refer to Guidance Notes).

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3. If specified/stated on the DATA SHEET, the pump unit shall be equipped with sensors
for monitoring:

a) Bearing temperature; and


b) Bearing vibration.

The specific bearing monitoring requirements shall be as specified on the


DATA SHEET (e.g. which bearings are monitored, the type, number and configuration
of the sensors and what type of output signals are required etc.).

6.14 Hazardous Area Applications

1. If, the pump unit is to be used in a hazardous area (refer to clause 3.3), the additional
requirements of this Section shall apply (refer also to Section 6.1.5).

6.14.1 Design Requirements

1. The type of pump unit protection, gas group and temperature classification shall be
appropriate to the hazardous area classification, gas group and temperature class
specified and shall be as specified/stated on the DATA SHEET.

2. The pump unit construction, testing and marking shall comply with BS EN 60079-0, as
modified by BS EN 60079-1 for protection type ‘d’ (flameproof) or BS EN 60079-7 for
protection type ‘e’ (increased safety), as appropriate.

3. Cables and connectors shall be selected in accordance with BS EN 60079-14.

6.14.2 Testing and Certification

1. All relevant hazardous area certification shall be provided with the Tender, including
where appropriate, certification relating to operation with inverters.

6.15 Variable Speed Drive Applications

1. If the pump unit is to be used with an inverter (refer to clause 5.1.1), the additional
requirements of this Section shall apply.

6.15.1 Duty and Rating

1. The motor rating shall be determined in consultation with the inverter manufacturer
specified/stated on the DATA SHEET (refer to Guidance Notes).

6.15.2 Vibration

1. Where additional pump unit vibration is caused by the harmonic content of the inverter
voltage output wave form, the overall pump unit vibration level shall not exceed the
vibration limit for a fixed speed pump unit of the same rating.

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6.15.3 Motor Insulation

1. To ensure that no service lifetime reduction of the motor insulation occurs, the motor
and inverter shall be selected so that the voltage stress level (at the motor terminals)
does not exceed the motor insulation system voltage stress withstand capability (refer
to Guidance Notes).

6.15.4 Bearings

1. If the pump unit is rated at 75 kW or above, it shall be provided with a means of


preventing harmful levels of induced currents circulating through the bearings (refer to
Guidance Notes).

6.15.5 Cable Selection, Termination and Earthing

1. To ensure compliance with the EMC Regulations and prevent harmful levels of high
frequency induced currents circulating within the pump unit, cable selection and the
methods of cable termination and earthing shall comply with the inverter
manufacturer’s instructions.

7.0 TESTS

7.1 Test Regime

1. The test regime shall be as specified on the DATA SHEET (refer to


Guidance Notes).

7.2 Test Details

7.2.1 Compatibility/String Testing for Variable Speed Pumping Duties (If Specified)

Refer to Guidance Notes.

1. If a batch of identical pump units/inverters is to be tested, a single pump unit/inverter


may be tested from the batch.

2. Testing shall not be performed until the pump unit has been performance tested in
accordance with BS EN ISO 9906 and the associated test report has been received,
reviewed and accepted by the Purchaser.

3. The pump unit and contract inverter shall be tested in accordance with BS EN 12483
to demonstrate that all elements of the overall system (i.e. the pump, motor, supply
cable, inverter and all auxiliary items) function together smoothly and are free from
difficulties/instabilities over the intended operating range (taking into account such
characteristics as hydraulic performance, noise, vibration and electrical phenomena).

4. Prior to testing, it shall either be demonstrated that all elements of the overall system
have reached their normal steady state operating temperature or, the overall system
shall have been be operated at maximum speed for a minimum period of two hours.

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5. Testing shall be performed at the following pump unit operating speeds for a minimum
period of 20 minutes. The pump unit shall be stopped and re-started at each change
of speed.

a) Minimum operating speed;


b) Main duty point operating speed (i.e. the speed at which the pump unit is likely to
operate for the majority of the time);
c) Maximum operating speed; and
d) Intermediate operating speeds, as required.

6. The overall system efficiency at the guarantee point shall demonstrate a zero negative
tolerance on the quoted efficiency.

7. Vibration velocity levels measured during testing shall not exceed the maximum
vibration levels specified for a fixed speed pump unit of the same design/rating (refer
to clause 7.2.3.2).

8. Bearing temperatures measured during testing shall not exceed the maximum values
expected for a fixed speed pump unit of the same design/rating.

9. The electrical tests confirming compatibility/stability shall include over-current


monitoring and a demonstration that the inverter is not prone to cut-outs caused by
excessive temperature rise in the inverter enclosure or repeated motor starting.

7.2.2 Hydrostatic Pressure Test (If Specified)

Refer to Guidance Notes.

1. The pump casing shall be hydrostatically pressure tested at an appropriate stage of


manufacture prior to painting or coating of the components (this does not include
coatings provided for the protection of raw parts against rust). The hydrostatic test
pressure shall be at least 1.5 times the sum of the closed valve and maximum suction
heads. The test pressure shall be maintained for at least 30 minutes with no leakage
or loss of pressure.

7.2.3 Vibration Testing (If Specified)

Refer to Guidance Notes.

1. Vibration velocity measurements shall be taken on the casing adjacent to the upper
bearing housing with the pump unit operating in the range 70-120 % of the BEP. For
variable speed pump units, testing shall be performed across the full range of pump
unit operating speeds.

2. For pump units with multivane or vortex impellers, the maximum value of the RMS
(root mean squared) vibration velocity shall be 7.1 mm/s. For pump units with a single
channel or screw centrifugal impeller, the maximum value of the RMS vibration
velocity shall be 11.2 mm/s.

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7.2.4 Noise Testing (If Specified)

Refer to Guidance Notes.

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APPENDIX A - SPECIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS REFERENCED

Regulations

The Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for use in Potentially Explosive
Atmospheres Regulations 1996.
The Equipment and Protective Systems (Amendment) Regulations 2001.

Standards

BS Series

BS 7919 - Electric cables. Flexible cables rated up to 450/750V, for use with appliances
and equipment intended for industrial and similar environments.

BS ISO Series

BS ISO 1940-1 - Mechanical vibration. Balance quality requirements for rotors in a


constant (rigid) state. Specification and verification of balance tolerances.

BS EN Series

BS EN 1092-2 - Flanges and their joints. Circular flanges for pipes, valves, fittings and
accessories, PN designated. Cast iron flanges.
BS EN 12483 - Liquid pumps. Pump units with frequency inverters. Guarantee and
compatibility tests.
BS EN 12723 - Liquid pumps. General terms for pumps and installations. Definitions,
quantities, letter symbols and units.
BS EN 13463-1 – Non-electrical equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres. Basic
methof and requirements.
BS EN 60034 – Rotating electrical machines (relevant parts of).
BS EN 60034-1 – Rotating electrical machines. Rating and performance.
BS EN 60079-0 - Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres. General
requirements.
BS EN 60079-1 - Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres. Flameproof
enclosures "d".
BS EN 60079-7 - Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres. Increased safety
"e".
BS EN 60079-14 – Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres. Electrical
installations in hazardous areas (other than mines).
BS EN 60085 - Electrical Insulation. Thermal Classification.
BS EN 60529 – Specification for degrees of protection provided by enclosures.

BS EN ISO Series

BS EN ISO 9906 - Rotodynamic pumps. Hydraulic performance acceptance tests. Grades


1 and 2

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Specifications

WIMES

WIMES 4.01 – Paints/polymeric coatings for corrosion protection.

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APPENDIX B1 – TEXT GUIDANCE NOTES

Section 1.0

The scope of this Specification covers submersible pump units with an integral motor, not
pump units driven by ‘separate’ motors. It should be noted that submersible pump units
with an integral motor can be used in dry well applications.

Clause 5.2.1

A default maximum operating speed of 1500 rpm is specified to reduce the erosive wear of
the pump internals when pumping sewage/sludge that may contain a significant quantity of
abrasive solids such as grit. Erosive wear in a pump handling solids increases as Vn,
where V is the particle velocity and n is around 2.5. This means that a 4 pole motor driven
pump should outlast a 2 pole motor driven pump by a factor of 5-6 times under the same
erosive wear conditions!

Clause 5.2.2 (Note 1)

The guarantee point (GP) is typically defined by a guarantee flow and a guarantee head.
The Supplier will guarantee that, under the specified conditions and at the specified speed
(or in some cases frequency and voltage), the pump H vs. Q curve (measured during
works testing in accordance with BS EN ISO 9906) will pass through a range of tolerance
surrounding the GP. Other quantities such as efficiency and/or NPSHR at the guarantee
flow may also be specified.

Clause 5.2.2 (Note 2)

For some projects, however, it may be advantageous to allow the pump unit to operate at
higher frequencies than 50 Hz (say up to 55 Hz) to achieve a particular duty with a
sensible, commercially available pump size. For these applications, it is vital to ensure
that:

a) The motor can deliver the required pump power input without being overloaded; and
b) The motor is correctly matched to the inverter, to avoid premature insulation failure.

Clause 5.2.4

All curves should extend from zero flow to around 130 % of the BEP flow rate, with the
recommended limits of pump unit operation being indicated on the H vs. Q curve. A
minimum of four H vs. Q curves should be provided for pump units that will operate at
variable speed.

Clause 5.2.5

It should be noted that the 80-105 % range is a default requirement imposed to ensure
that, where possible, and without compromise to solids handling, pump units are selected
to operate as efficiently as possible at or near their most frequent duty point (which will
often coincide with the GP).

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For pump units with variable speed drives, however, the GP may be the maximum duty of
the pump unit. In this case, the most effective solution (i.e. the one with lowest LCC) may
be obtained by selecting the maximum duty at around 120-125 % of BEP so that the
operating range on the system curves straddles the BEP. In most cases the most frequent
duty point will then be around the BEP.

There may be some instances where the Supplier cannot comply with this clause (e.g. for
certain low flow/high head duties). The Supplier shall obtain the Purchaser’s approval for
this non-compliance and in addition, shall provide evidence that the most efficient pump
unit has been selected for the duty.

Clause 5.2.6

The overall (wire to water) efficiency values should not include the inverter, if provided.

The ‘maximum motor power input’ is the maximum power that the pump unit will absorb
over its operating envelope for the specific application, not the absolute maximum motor
power input from zero flow to run-out flow. The maximum continuous rating of the motor
should always exceed the maximum pump power input, typically by a margin of around
10 %. This margin is required to accommodate:

a) Wear of the pump internals, leading to loss of hydraulic efficiency;


b) The possibility that the pump will under-perform (in terms of efficiency) during testing
to BS EN ISO 9906, but will still be within the specified acceptance criteria; and/or
c) Operation at frequencies greater than 50 Hz (if required, for variable speed pumping
duties).

Clause 5.2.8

This information would be typically provided by monitoring pump unit discharge water
temperature and vibration on a test bed and recording the duty (at a given speed) at which
the discharge water temperature and/or vibration exceeds the Supplier’s imposed
tolerances.

Clause 5.2.9

Some pumps have power input vs. flow rate curves that rise continuously with increasing
flow rate throughout their required operating range. This is termed an ‘overloading’ power
vs. flow rate characteristic. When discharging into an empty main, as part of the normal
operating cycle of the pump, the above characteristic will be relevant, as the imposed duty
(in terms of the head to be overcome) will be less than the design duty head and run-out
will occur. For these pumps, the motor should be suitably rated to accommodate the
higher ‘run-out’ flow without tripping on overload, plus a margin of 10 % to allow for
corrosion and/or wear of the pump unit components.

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Some pumps have power input vs. flow rate curves that do not exhibit peak absorbed
power at the maximum flow rate (i.e. they have a ‘non-overloading’ power vs. flow rate
characteristic). For these pumps, it is important to recognise that the power input at the
GP may be less than the maximum power input within the operating envelope for a
particular application. For these pumps, the motor should be suitably rated to deliver the
maximum power in the operating range, plus a margin of 10 % to allow for corrosion
and/or wear of the pump unit components.

Clause 5.2.10

This clause is not meant to imply that the pump unit should be suitable for operation
against a closed valve during ‘normal operation’ or for extended periods of time. However,
operation against a closed valve may be required for short periods of time during
commissioning e.g. to check the system for leaks and, if this is the case, the Supplier
should guarantee this performance and state the recommended operating time.

Clause 5.2.12

Some pump units rely on conduction of heat to the surrounding pumped medium for
cooling. These pump units require a minimum level of submergence in the pumped
medium to operate without overheating. Levels of submergence are also important for
hydraulic reasons; if there is insufficient submergence, excessive pump unit vibration
and/or unacceptable pump inlet conditions may occur due to vortex action, air entrainment
etc.

Clause 5.2.13

The diameter of solid particle able to be passed by the pump is related to the size of the
flow passages and the clearances between the casing and impeller.

The solids handling capacity should be selected to optimise the availability of each pump
unit.

In general, if the pump solids handling capacity selected is too small, then blockages are
more likely to occur and the pumping station maintenance costs are likely to be
unacceptably high. However, specifying a large solids handling capacity may limit the
number of pump unit suppliers, will usually lead to less efficient pump units and does not
guarantee that there will be no blockages, as these can occur due to a build up of
relatively small solids at the pump inlet.

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For raw sewage pump units, within the range of solids that could be encountered, it is
likely that there will be some solids larger than the solids handling capacity of the pump
unit. Therefore an arbitrary judgement must be made as to the solid passing size
specified. This judgement will also take into account the nature of the solids in the fluid
flow. Where there is a natural tendency for the solids to break down during pumping, it
may be acceptable to reduce the solids handling capacities given in the following table.

The values given in this table are for guidance only:

Nominal Bore of Outlet (mm NB) Diameter of Solid Sphere Able to be Passed
(mm)
100 or less 75
125 90
150 120
> 200 150

Section 5.3.1

The Purchaser may specify pump unit noise testing as part of the works or site acceptance
tests. If these tests are not specified, it will still be beneficial for the Supplier to provide an
estimate of the expected noise levels that will be generated by the pump unit when it is
installed on site and operating at the GP and an indication of how this data has been
generated.

Section 5.3.2

The Purchaser may specify pump unit vibration testing as part of the works or site
acceptance tests. If these tests are not specified, it will still be beneficial for the Supplier to
provide an estimate of the expected vibration levels that will be generated by the pump
unit when it is installed on site and operating at the GP and an indication of how this data
has been generated.

Clauses 5.4.3.1 and 5.4.4.1

If required, the Purchaser should specify selected pump unit components on the
DATA SHEET. The Supplier should then state the range of expected service lives of
these components (based on the information provided by the Purchaser pertaining to the
pump unit duty). Any maintenance tasks necessary to achieve the expected service lives
of the relevant components should be detailed with the tender.

If any of the specified components fail before their minimum expected service lives, the
Purchaser/Supplier should investigate the reason for the ‘shortfall’ with a view to resolving
the issue to the satisfaction of both parties.

Clause 6.1.5.1

The relevant harmonized European standards for the selection and installation of electrical
apparatus and non-electrical equipment for use in explosive gas atmospheres are the
BS EN 60079 and BS EN 13463 series.

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Clauses 6.3.4 and 6.3.5

The preference for PN 16 flanges arises from the Water Industry’s desire to maximise the
interchangeability of pumps and pipework components to simplify spares holdings etc.
The dimensions of PN 16 and PN 10 flanges are, however, identical up to a DN (nominal
size) of 150 mm.

Clause 6.3.10

Coatings may be applied to the internal casing surfaces to reduce corrosion and/or wear
and therefore prolong or even enhance the ‘as new’ efficiency of the pump unit. The
decision to apply a coating should be based on a least Life Cycle Cost (LCC) analysis of
the operation of the pump unit, considering the following:

a) The cost of the initial coating application;


b) The efficiency improvement (where applicable);
c) The likely cost savings (in terms of reduced energy consumption) arising from the
extended periods of pump unit operation at higher or sustained efficiencies; and
d) The longevity of the coating and the cost of re-application.

Clause 6.4.1

Impeller design profoundly influences the efficiency and blockage tendency of the pump
unit and therefore has a great effect on pump unit LCC and availability. In general,
designs that offer higher efficiencies tend to be more susceptible to blockage, therefore,
impeller selection for a particular service often requires a compromise between freedom
from blockage and overall efficiency.

Clause 6.4.7

It is important to balance the impeller to minimise pump vibration.

BS ISO 1940-1 defines a range of balance quality grades (G numbers) which are based on
the type of rotor to be balanced. The guidance given in BS ISO 1940/1 is that pump
impellers should be balanced to achieve a balance quality grade of G 6.3. The degree of
permissible unbalance of a rotor (Uper) in g.mm is a function of the G number, rotor weight
(W) in kg and maximum service speed of rotation (N) in rpm according to:

GW
U per = 9549
N

It is clear from the above equation that for a rotor of a given weight, the degree of
permissible unbalance is directly proportional to the G number and inversely proportional
to the maximum service speed.

Impellers with high levels of rotational symmetry or low height (e.g. multivane or vortex
impellers) are relatively easy to balance and should always be balanced by removing
material by machining as opposed to adding weights. Single vane or centrifugal screw
impellers are much more difficult to balance, however, and may need to be balanced by
adding weights at certain positions.

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Clause 6.6.1.2

Wear resistant coatings have a finite life and can become detached from their substrate.

Clause 6.8.1.3.1

The term ‘operating range’ refers to the range of duty points that the pump unit will operate
over within the scope of the particular specification/project.

Clause 6.8.1.4.1

The reduced current option on the DATA SHEET refers to soft starts and variable speed
drives.

Clause 6.8.2.1.2

Where pump unit cooling is achieved by circulation of the pumped medium around a
cooling jacket comprising part of the motor enclosure, the Purchaser should confirm that
there is no likelihood of cooling channel blockage with grease/debris before selecting this
type of cooling system.

Section 6.13

Specification of condition monitoring and/or pump unit protection sensors should be based
on the criticality of the pump unit application and/or the consequences of pump unit failure.
If the pump unit is to operate in a hazardous area, the Purchaser should confirm that the
pump unit fitted with the required sensors can be obtained with the correct/required
certification before specification.

Clause 6.13.2

Pump unit suppliers offer a range of different solutions for detecting seal failure, with some
suppliers offering different solutions across their own range, depending on the size/type of
pump unit selected. Some pump units only incorporate moisture detection sensors in the
motor or buffer fluid chamber whereas others include sensors in both the buffer fluid and
motor chambers to give additional early warning of seal failure. It is important to note that
buffer chamber moisture detection sensors may not be available for all makes of pump unit
that are designed for use in hazardous areas.

Clause 6.15.1.1

Harmonics present in the output from an inverter tend to reduce the efficiency of the motor,
therefore, it may be advisable to de-rate the pump unit to allow for these effects; the pump
unit supplier should consult the inverter manufacturer to this end.

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Clause 6.15.3.1

Motor winding insulation experiences higher voltage stresses when used with an inverter
than when connected directly to the a.c. mains supply. These stresses are caused by the
fast rising voltage pulses produced by the inverter and transmission line effects in the
supply cable and are dependent upon a number of factors including:

a) The magnitude of the peak voltage pulses (which depends on the supply voltage);
b) The rise time of the peak voltage pulses;
c) The frequency of the voltage pulses produced by the inverter; and
d) The type and length of the cable between the pump unit and the inverter.

All of the above information should be made available to the pump unit supplier, so that
the most suitable motor insulation system can be provided for the application. It is
therefore essential that there is dialogue between the pump unit and inverter supplier to
ensure compatibility between the components.

For supply voltages less than 500 V a.c. most standard motors are immune to these higher
stresses. For supply voltages over 500 V a.c. however, a motor with an enhanced winding
insulation may be required or alternatively, additional components (e.g. drive output
reactors or filters) may be added to limit the voltage stresses to acceptable levels.

Further information relating to this topic may be found in GAMBICA/REMA Technical


Guide – ‘Variable Speed Drives and Motors – Motor Insulation and PWM Inverter Drives’.

Section 6.15.4.1

The inverter output waveform induces voltages in the pump/rotor shaft. If these voltages
are sufficient, damaging currents may flow in unintended circuits through the bearings,
resulting in premature bearing failure. The majority of bearing failures associated with
these effects are encountered in pump units rated at or above 75 kW.

The measures typically provided to prevent harmful levels of induced currents circulating in
the bearings are to:

a) Use symmetrical, multi-core pump unit cables;


b) Provide a low impedance path for current to return to the inverter (e.g. by using
screened pump unit supply cables and high frequency bonding connections);
c) Use insulated bearing assemblies; and/or
d) Incorporate filtering in the inverter output.

Further information relating to this topic may be found in GAMBICA/REMA Technical


Guide – ‘Variable Speed Drives and Motors – Motor Shaft Voltages and Bearing Currents
under PWM Inverter Operation’.

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Clause 7.1.1

The decision to witness a works test should be based on the following considerations:

a) The cost of witness testing;


b) The criticality of the pump unit application;
c) The size and/or cost of the pump unit; and
d) Previous experience of poor pump unit performance from a given Supplier.

In relation to acceptance levels and tolerances, the Purchaser should consider the
permissibility of negative tolerances, the superposition of which on a series of related test
parameters can significantly reduce the ‘as tested’ performance of the pump unit
compared to the specified requirements.

Section 7.2.1

BS EN 12483 is not particularly comprehensive and pump unit performance acceptance


testing to BS EN ISO 9906 should always be performed before compatibility/string testing
is carried out. BS EN 12483 may, however, be viewed as a means of facilitating the
following:

a) Testing of the inverter efficiency; and


b) Demonstrating that all elements of the pump/motor/inverter system are electrically,
hydraulically and mechanically compatible with each other over the intended operating
envelope of the pump unit.

Section 7.2.2

Hydrostatic pressure testing of the casing may be specified as a works test, typically for
large dry well pump units (i.e. with an outlet > 250 mm NB) that will be required to deliver
high heads.

Section 7.2.3

Vibration testing may be specified as a works test, typically for pump units rated at or
above 50 kW or where the Purchaser considers that the proposed pump unit mounting
arrangements may cause increased vibration levels (irrespective of pump unit rating).

It should be noted that the results of works vibration testing may be significantly different to
the results of vibration tests subsequently performed at site, due to differences in the
nature of the pump unit support structure, associated pipework and pumped fluid.

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Section 7.2.4

If noise testing is required as part of the works or site testing regime, typically for high
value, high power pump units used in dry well applications, the Supplier and Purchaser
should agree on the most relevant noise testing standard (e.g. BS EN 12639, ISO 9614
etc.), depending on factors such as the nature of the test environment (e.g. fully
reverberant or semi-reverberant) and the levels of background noise. BS EN ISO 3740
provides useful guidance on this topic.

It is important to realise that it will never be possible to replicate the site environment
during works testing and that the results generated by works testing will only be indicative
of the actual noise values generated at site.

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APPENDIX B2 - DATA SHEET GUIDANCE NOTES

1. Items to be completed by the Purchaser are marked (P) and by the Supplier (S).
Items which the Purchaser may wish to specify, or alternatively may wish to leave to
the Supplier to complete are marked (P/S). All items highlighted in yellow must be
completed at the time of Tender.

2. The Purchaser may customise the DATA SHEETS in Appendix C to provide for:

a) The Purchaser’s name, issue reference, format for inclusion of Contract/Project


title and references etc.; and
b) The Purchaser’s standard technical and procedural requirements which apply to
every Contract/Project carried out for the Purchaser provided that such inclusions
comply with the requirements indicated in clause 5 below.

3. Reference numbers incorporated on the DATA SHEETS in Appendix C relate to


Sections or Clauses, as appropriate, within WIMES 1.02.

4. The technical content and any incorporated reference to WIMES 1.02 shall not be
altered from the form shown on the DATA SHEETS in Appendix C.

5. The person(s) responsible for completing the DATA SHEETS shall only employ the
form of DATA SHEET approved for use by the Purchaser.

6. The DATA SHEETS should be completed by ticking the feature(s) required or by


entering requirements or information, as appropriate, in the column/row adjacent to the
feature description.

7. Where there is a need for the Purchaser to enter more information on the
DATA SHEETS than space permits, a reference should be entered as to where the
requirement is specified. This approach may be used where:

a) Further clarification or definition is required on a feature description, or


b) The feature description needs to be read in conjunction with another Standard or
Specification applicable to the Contract/Project, or
c) A particular feature or arrangement is not listed on the DATA SHEETS, in which
case the option ‘Other (specify)’ should be used.

The referencing system employed shall be defined in the Contract/Project


documentation.

8. Where there is a need for the Supplier to enter more information on the
DATA SHEETS than space permits, this information should be given in Appendix D
and cross-referenced to the relevant Specification clause. This approach may be used
where:

a) Further clarification or definition is required on a feature description, or


b) A particular feature or arrangement is not listed on the DATA SHEETS, in which
case the option ‘Other (specify)’ should be used and the words ‘Appendix D’
entered in the adjacent column.

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APPENDIX C – DATA SHEETS

SUBMERSIBLE CENTRIFUGAL PUMP UNIT


PROJECT NUMBER (P) DOCUMENT REFERENCE (P)
PROJECT TITLE (P) REVISION (P)
PROJECT LOCATION (P) DATE (P)
PUMP SUPPLIER (S) REF DRGS INCLD (Y/N) (P)
TAG NO/ASSET CODE (P)

* - Indicates default requirement


4.0 TYPE AND PROPERTIES OF THE PUMPED
2.0 GENERAL MEDIUM

2.1 General 1 Type of Pumped Medium (P)


Water
1 Number of Pump Units Sewage
Required (P) Sludge
2 Pump Unit Application Type of Sewage (P)
Raw
Screened
Settled
3.0 OPERATING ENVIRONMENT AND SITE Final effluent
DETAILS Other (specify)
Type of Sludge (P)
1 Type of Installation (P) Primary
Wet well (guide system) RAS/SAS
Wet well (hose) Humus
Dry well Digested
Other (specify) Other (specify)
2 Degree of Pump Unit Immersion (P)
Sewage Properties (If Known) (P)
Submerged
Solids content (wt %)
Immersed
Rag content (high/low)
Dry
Abrasive solids content
3 Operating Environment (P) (high/low)
Location pH
Inland Salinity (Peak/average)
Coastal (mg Cl/l)
Inside Temperature (inlet)
Outside (min/max) (°C)
Other (specify) Sludge Properties (If Known) (P)
Hazardous Areas Dry solids content
Zone (1 or 2) (min/design/max) (wt %)
Gas group Abrasive solids content
Temperature class (high/low)
EMC Environment pH
A - industrial Salinity (Peak/average)
B - Residential, (mg Cl/l)
commercial and light Temperature (inlet)
industrial (min/max) (°C)
4 Ambient Air Temp/RH Vapour pressure (bar
(-10°C-40°C/<100%*) (P) abs)
5 Special Environmental Hazards (P) Kinematic viscosity (cSt)
Density (kg/m3)
Newtonian/non-
6 References For Further Information (P) Newtonian
Polythickened (%)

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5.0 PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION 10 Performance at Closed Valve at N2 (S)


(RELATES TO SINGLE PUMP PERFORMANCE) Closed valve head (m)
Max. operating time (s)
5.1 General 11 NPSHA at N2 (m) (P)
At the GP
1 Mode of Operation (P) At the maximum flow
Solo 11 NPSHR at N2 (m) (S)
Parallel At the GP
Series At the maximum flow
Type of Drive (P) NPSH safety margin at
Fixed speed the maximum flow (m)
Variable speed 12 Minimum Submergence Depth at N2 (m)
2 Asset Life (yrs) (P) (S)
2 Utilisation (%) (P) At the GP
At the maximum flow
5.2 Operating Speed(s), Hydraulic 13 Diameter of Solid Sphere Required/Able
Performance, Efficiency and Power Input (All to be Passed by the Pump (mm) (P/S)
Heads are Relative to the Centre Line of the Required (P)
Impeller) Able (S)
13 Innovative Design (Y/N)
1 Operating Speed (rpm) (P/S) (Data Provided) (S)
Maximum (1500*) (P)
N1 N2 5.3 Noise and Vibration (Dry Well Installations)
Actual (S)
2 Hydraulic Performance at the Guarantee 5.3.1 Noise
Point (GP) at N2 (P)
Flow rate (l/s) 1 Noise Levels at the GP (dB (A) at 1 m) (S)
Static head (m) Expected (S)
Dynamic head (station) 2 Source of Data (S)
(m)
Dynamic head (rising
main) (m)
2 Variable Speed Pumping Duties (P) 5.3.2 Vibration
Minimum flow rate (l/s)
Maximum flow rate (l/s) 1 RMS Vibration Velocity Levels (mm/s) (S)
Maximum inverter Expected (S)
output frequency (Hz) 2 Source of Data (S)
3 System Data (P)
Reference for data/curve
Min/max static head (m)
4 Pump Curve No. (S) 5.4 Life Cycle Costs (LCC)
5 Q (GP)/Q (BEP) at N2 – Upper and Lower
Limits (%) (P) 5.4.1 General
Limits (80 and 105)*
6 Overall Efficiency at N2 (%) (S) 1 LCC Assessment
At the GP Required (Y/N) (P)
At the maximum flow
6 Motor Power Input at N2 (kW) (S) 5.4.2 Motor Power Input
At the GP
At the maximum flow 1 Driver Power Input at
the GP (kW) (S)
Maximum
7 Maximum Flow Rate at
N2 (l/s) (S)
8 Minimum Flow Rate at
N2 (l/s) (S)
9 Pump to be Capable of
Discharging into an
Empty Main (Y/N) (P)

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5.4.3 Service Lives and Costs of Components 6.1.6 O & M Manuals

1 Expected Service Lives of Components 1 Type Required (P/S)


(P/S) Supplier’s standard
Component (Specify) (P) Life (x103 hrs) (S) Purchaser’s standard
(specify reference)

6.2 Mounting Arrangements

6.2.1 Dry Well Installations

1 Orientation (P/S)
2 Costs of Components (£)/Time Required Horizontal
to Replace Components (hrs) (S) Vertical
Component £ Hrs
6.2.1.1 Support Structure

1 Material (S)

6.2.2 Wet Well Installations

6.2.2.1 Guide Rail Installations


6.0 DESIGN SPECIFICATION Guide System
6.1 General
4 Required Length of
Guide System (m) (P)
6.1.1 General
6 Guide Tube Material (Stainless Steel
Number 1.4401*) (P)
1 Pump Unit Designation/Model No. (S)

6.1.2 Weights and Lifting Arrangements


Auto-Coupling System (ACS) (If Required)
1 Weights (kg) (S)
1 Required (Y/N) (P)
Total (volute full of
1b) ACS Material (P/S)
solids/water)
Motor & impeller assy.
2 Type of Lifting Point Provided (P/S)
Eye bolts 6.2.2.2 Hose Installations
Handle
Other (specify) 2 Support Stand Material (P/S)
3a) Lifting Handle Material (P/S)
3 Type of Connection to Pump Outlet (P/S)
4 Lifting System Required
(Y/N) (P)
4 Reference for Purchaser’s Particular 6.3 Pump Casing
Specification (P)
2 Material (P/S)

4/5 Inlet and Outlet Connections (P/S)


6.1.4 External Corrosion Protection
Inlet (mm) (Dry Well Applications)
Nominal bore
1 Coating Specification
(WIMES 4.01*) (P) Flange type (PN16*)
Outlet (mm)
Nominal bore
Flange type (PN16*)

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8 Renewable Wear Parts (P/S) 6.5 Pump Shaft and Shaft Sleeve (If Fitted)
Required/fitted (Y/N)
Fixing Method 6.5.1 General
Material(s)
2 Material (P/S)
9 Externally Adjustable
Casing/Impeller Clearance
Provided (Y/N) (S) 6.5.2 Shaft Sleeve (If Fitted)
10 Coatings (P/S)
Required/provided (Y/N) 1 Material (P/S)
Specification
Thickness (microns)
Expected efficiency 6.6 Pump Shaft Seals
increase (%) (S)
Expected life (yrs) (S) 6.6.2 Primary (Casing Volute to Buffer Chamber)
12 Access For Inspection/ Seal
Clearance of Blockages
Required (Y/N) (P) 1 Seal Details (P/S)
Type
6.4 Impeller Manufacturer
Designation
1 Impeller Type (P/S) 2 Component Materials (P/S)
Closed Rotating ring
Open Stationary ring
Semi-open Secondary seals
Vortex Spring (s)
Spiral vane
Other (specify) 6.6.3 Secondary (Buffer Chamber Seal to Motor
3 Material (P/S) Enclosure) Seal

1 Seal Details (P/S)


4 Direction of Rotation of Impeller (viewed Type
from the Non-Drive End) (S) Manufacturer
Designation
5 Impeller Dimensions (mm) (S) 2 Component Materials (P/S)
Actual diameter fitted Rotating ring
Maximum diameter Stationary ring
6 Method of Securing Impeller to Pump Secondary seals
Shaft (P/S) Spring(s)
Key
Bolt 6.6.4 Buffer Chamber
Conical taper
Other (specify) 1 Buffer Chamber (S)
7 Method of Balancing (Single Vane and Fluid volume (cc)
Screw Centrifugal Impellers) (S) Buffer Fluid

6.7 Bearings and Bearing Lubrication

8 Wear Rings (P/S) 2 Minimum L10h Life at the


Required/provided (Y/N) GP (50,000 hrs*) (P)
Fixing Method 2 Actual L10h Life at the GP (S)
Material(s) Upper bearing
Lower bearing
9 Machining Allowance 3 Bearing and Lubricant Details (P/S)
Required/Provided (Y/N) Upper Bearing
(P/S) Manufacturer
Designation
Lubricant

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Lower Bearing 2 Duplicate Information Plate (P)


Manufacturer Required (Y/N)
Designation Fixing position/location
Lubricant

6.8 Motor 6.10 Wet Well Flushing/Mixing/Cleaning System

6.8.1 Performance Requirments 1 Wet Well Flushing System (P)


Required (Y/N)
6.8.1.2 Electrical Supply Number Required

1 Supply Voltage (400 V, 3 6.11 Cables and Connectors


phase, 3 wire, 50 Hz*) (P)
3 Direction of Rotation (Anti- 6.11.1 Cables
clockwise*) (P/S)
1 Cable Length (10 m*) (P)
6.8.1.3 Duty and Rating
6.11.2 Connectors
1 MC Rating (kW) (S)
1 Fitted to Cable (Y/N) (P)
6.8.1.4 Starting
6.12 Cable Support System (If Required)
1 Method of Starting (P)
Direct-on-line 1 Required (Y/N) (P)
Star-delta
Auto-transformer 6.13 Condition Monitoring and Protection
Reduced current Sensors
Other (specify)
2 Starting Duty (starts/hr) (P/S) 1 Type of Sensors Required/Provided to
Maximum required (P) Prevent the Insulation Overheating (P/S)
Maximum achievable (S) Bi-metallic switches
3 Full Load Current (A) (S) PTC themistors
3 Starting Current (A) (P/S) PTC 100
Maximum permitted (P) 3 Additional Sensors Required/Provided
Actual (if > 6.5 x FLC) (S) (P/S)
a) Bearing temperature
6.8.2 Design Requirements b) Bearing vibration
3 Bearing Monitoring Requirements (P)
6.8.2.1 Enclosure and Cooling

1 Submersion Depth (at least


20 m*) (P) 6.14 Hazardous Area Applications
2 Method of Cooling (P/S)
Proprietary coolant 6.14.1 Design Requirements
Air
Pumped liquid 1 Type of Pump Unit Protection (S)
d (flameproof)
6.8.2.2 Insulation e (increased safety)
1 Gas Group (S)
1 Maximum Ambient 1 Temperature Class (S)
Temperature (°C) (P)
6.15 Variable Speed Drive Applications
6.9 Information Plate
6.15.1 Duty and Rating
1 Additional Information Required (P)
1 Inverter Manufacturer (P/S)

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7.0 TESTS

7.1 Test Regime (Clause 1)

Type of Test (P) Test Location Witnessing Test Standard Acceptance


(P) Requirements (P) (P/S) Levels &
Tolerances (P)
Works Site (Y/N) Notice (Days)
Hydrostatic 1.5 x Pmax1
Acceptance Y ISO 9906 Grade
(Q, H, Power, Effy)
NPSH ISO 9906 Grade
Compatibility/string BS EN 12483
Noise
Vibration See Note 2
Thermodynamic
Other (specify)

Notes:

1 – Pmax is the sum of the closed valve and maximum suction heads.
2 – The ‘default’ pumpset vibration levels measured during Works Testing shall be 7.1 mm/s (rms) for
multiivane and vortex impellers and 11.2 mm/s (rms) for single vane and centrifugal screw impellers.

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NOTES:

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APPENDIX D – SUPPLIER’S SUPPLEMENTARY DATA SHEET INFORMATION

Clause Supplementary Information

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APPENDIX E - INFORMATION TO BE SUPPLIED WITH TENDER

1. Characteristic curves of pump total differential head, pump efficiency, pump power
input, motor power input and pump net positive suction head required (NPSHR) versus
flow rate at N1 (if relevant) and N2 (refer to clause 5.2.4).

2. A valid reason for non-compliance with this clause for approval and evidence that the
most efficient pump unit has been selected for the duty (refer to clause 5.2.5).

3. For innovative designs, substantiating information, for approval, to demonstrate that


the solids handling performance of the pump unit will satisfy the Purchaser’s
requirements (refer to clause 5.2.13).

4. Details of the maintenance tasks required to achieve the specified equipment asset life
and if appropriate, the expected service lives of the components detailed in
clause 5.4.3.1 (refer to clause 5.4.4.1).

5. All of the items listed under clause 6.1.1.2.

6. The method of balancing single vane and centrifugal screw impellers (if not stated on
the DATA SHEET) (refer to clause 6.4.7).

7. All relevant hazardous area certification, including where appropriate, certification


relating to operation with inverters (refer to clause 6.14.2.1).

8. A set of completed DATA SHEETS with all yellow highlighted fields marked ‘S’ and, if
appropriate, ‘P/S’ completed (refer to Appendix D1 and D2).

9. Appendix D , if appropriate.

10. Appendix F, if appropriate (refer to Notes).

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APPENDIX F – DETAILS OF NON-COMPLIANT INNOVATIONS

Clause Details

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