Reduce Costs with Optimal Water Pumping Schedules

In pipeline transmission systems, pumping costs often constitute the major portion of the operating costs. Formulate a pumping schedule that minimizes costs related to metering calibration, pumping, production, and troubleshooting.

Efficient Pumping Schedules

The optional Pump and Reservoir Optimization module of the Aquis Water Network Management solution helps define the optimal pumping schedule by providing calculated visibility into:
  • Demand schedules
  • Storage capacities of reservoirs
  • Power costs (as unit costs may vary over time)
  • Other operational costs, for instance, costs for the stopping and starting of pumps
  • Capacity and availability of pumps and other equipment
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Integrate SCADA for Streamlined Operations

Dynamic parameters retrieved from a SCADA system via a real-time data interface produce the following output that can be used intelligently to lower overall costs:
  • Flow setpoint or pressure setpoint for each pumping station versus time
  • Resulting levels in reservoirs versus time
  • Costs of optimal operation versus time
The flow setpoint or pressure setpoint for each pumping station can also be sent automatically back to the SCADA system.
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Plan Schedules Based on Future Network Behavior

Run “What-if” scenarios based on real-time data to simulate:
  • The effects on service levels caused by a planned event, e.g. valve closing due to a repair
  • The impact of a possible unplanned event: e.g. a pipe burst on an important water main
  • An unexpected increase in consumption or an alternative supply scenario: e.g. the interconnection of two neighboring zones that are normally isolated, the mix of water proceeding from two different sources
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