Pumping station in Nghi Son (Vietnam)
Pumping station on the outfall from Nghi Son petrochemicals complex
Client: SK E&C - Model scale: 1/12
In the framework of the development of a refinery on the coast of Vietnam 200 km south of Hanoi, the consortium commissioned Artelia to perform physical scale model tests on the pumping station of the sea outfall in order to validate its hydraulic dimensional design.
Aims of the physical scale model
The objective of the model is to confirm or optimise the internal configuration of the pumping station by checking the flow conditions:
- in the station (screens, distribution chambers);
- on the suction side of the pumps (pre-rotation, vortex, air entrainment).
Description of the physical scale model
The model represents the pumping station geometry, including in particular three 3 pumps and their respective wet wells. Each pump is represented by a bell-mouth pipe made of a transparent material