On-site training
Hydraulic Engineering applied to Water Distribution Systems

Since its initial conception in 1981,this course has been taken by over 2,000 professionals in Spain. It has been given in different Spanish cities (apart from Valencia, in Murcia, Seville, San Sebastian, etc.) as well as in different Latin American countries (Uruguay, Cuba, Venezuela, etc.).

The two books supporting this (today in their second edition, practically out of stock) are extremely well known in Spain. This is the core of most of the courses which complete the ITA range, which have gradually been set up as the different subjects involved have been developed.

That is why the main feature that should be stressed is that it integrates a global vision of everything involved in a water distribution system.

40 hours
Course contents
  • The supply sources in a system.
  • Hydraulic calculation of pipelines.
  • Piping, materials, hydraulic stresses and regulations.
  • Pumps and their behaviour.
  • Using pumps.
  • Installing pumps.
  • Control, regulation, protection and operation valves.
  • Measuring and instrumentation.
  • Adductions.
  • Study of hydraulic transients.
  • Devices for controlling transients.
  • Distribution networks.
  • Layout and practical design criteria.
  • Analysis of distribution networks in a steady state
  • Designing of distribution networks. Mathematical modelling of an operating network.
  • Introduction to the dynamic analysis of networks.
  • Application and usage of models.
  • Regulation of hydraulic systems.
  • Tanks in distribution systems.
  • Pumping stations and direct injection into the system.
  • Centralised control in distribution systems.
  • Auditing and improving performance in a supply system.
  • Technical management of supply systems.
  • Economic-administrative management of a supply system.