Apply principles of hydraulics to pipe and channel flow

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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1Calculate energy losses in pipe flow.

1.1 Review measurements and compare against expected trends.

1.2 Use standard processes and software to check, edit, verify and audit data.

1.3 Use standard processes to identify, estimate, adjust and justify data and review inconsistent data on flow conditions.

1.4 Prepare records in a format suitable for dissemination.

2Calculate hydraulic and energy gradient for pipelines.

2.1 Prepare pipeline design charts using standard formulae.

2.2 Identify the limitations of formulae.

2.3 Identify variations in roughness coefficients.

2.4 Calculate the pressure in pipeline systems using the hydraulic gradient line.

2.5 Calculate the pipe discharge from reservoirs.

3Calculate flow in open channels.

3.1 Identify the methods used for measuring flows in open channels.

3.2 Use the formulae for calculating flows in open channels.

3.3 Distinguish the characteristics ofopen channels.

3.4 Distinguish the uses of different measuring instruments and devices used in open channels

3.5 Assess the hydraulic principles which apply to different meters.

3.6 Identify the limitations of the meters.

4Calculate flows through notches and weirs.

4.1 Identify the methods used for measuring flows in notches and weirs.

4.2 Use the formulae for calculating flows in notches and weirs.

4.3 Distinguish the applications and characteristics ofnotches and weirs.

4.4 Distinguish the uses of different measuring instruments and devices used for notches and weirs.

4.5 Assess the hydraulic principles which apply to different meters.

4.6 Identify the limitations of the meters.

5Calculate proportions for an economic section.

5.1 Calculate the proportions of rectangular, trapezoidal and circular channels for maximum discharge.

5.2 Use a partial flow chart to identify the depth of flow for maximum discharge and maximum velocity.


Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP508A appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP50107 - Diploma of Water Operations