Pumping Station Efficiency Improvement

Automatic control in real time and simulation of operating conditions.

Advanced control technologies that reduce energy consumption in water distribution networks

At ADASA, we design and implement Intelligent Systems to assist the automatic operation of water distribution networks, ensuring supply while optimising costs and energy efficiency.

We develop and configure bespoke systems based on client’s needs and the characteristics of their facilities. Our aim is continual operation and improvement of networks by selecting its optimal functional mode. Intelligent Systems achieve this through simulation of different operating states and having automatic control of installed equipment.

Pumping station turbine

Our Intelligent System works in tandem with a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) interface that provides the installation’s control parameters. With this setup, our system offers automatic control of pumps and the setpoints of flow rates and filling levels and the different supply sources. It respects required physical and operational restrictions and minimises costs, all reported in real-time and based on information collated from selected facilities.

The network operation is fully automated, consistently adapting to different demands for water, electricity rates, and maintenance activities.

ADASA’s Intelligent System’s operations simulator simulates different functional states, analysing possible solutions to scenarios such as:

  • Effect of changes of new pump curves when replacements needed.
  • Variation in storage capacity.
  • Altered demand patterns.

This way, system configurations improve continuously.

Operators can evaluate different operating strategies on the fly without affecting the system in operation. The information provided offers invaluable insights about the effects of any future modifications to the infrastructure.

Operational and Economical Benefits

  • Optimising energy use in the face of high electricity costs.
  • Annual energy savings: adapt pump start-up times to lower-cost tariff schedules and close to their most efficient points.
  • Improved operational uniformity of equipment and pumps, avoiding any issues caused by undefined optimal operating modes.
  • Increased ability to coordinate operations planning and schedule pump operation based on planned pump maintenance.

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