Pumping Systems and Stations 
- Technical Breakout Room B​

Session E

11:00 - 11:25

Maximising the benefits of Off-Site Build for pumping systems
Ryan Pearson - Grundfos

A reflection of 8 years’ experience in building pumping stations off site, looking at the key mechanisms to realise the full benefits available.  The presentation will draw on real case studies from end users and explore how complex client challenges have been overcome.

Session F

12:00 - 12:25


Are Batteries the Future for Surge Prevention in Pumping Stations or will we always rely on Surge Vessels?
Glyn Addicott - Hydraulic Analysis Ltd

With significant advancements in battery technology in recent years, it is clear that batteries can offer a low maintenance and reliable alternative to surge vessels. This presentation will cover the benefits that batteries offer over surge vessels and the challenges that must first be overcome before batteries can be widely adopted. The presentation will also discuss the benefits and risks of using variable speed drives for surge prevention.


Session G

13:30 - 13:55

Getting the most out of physical modelling
Richard Brewis – BHR Group

With OFWAT’s drivers for PR19 of customer service, resilience, affordable bills and innovation, it has never been more important to optimise the design of a hydraulic structure, whether it is a new design or a refurbishment to get more from an existing asset.  In this digital age there is still a place for physical modelling and this presentation will look at the key parameters to be considered when undertaking a physical model, with reference to a number of case studies.


Session H

14:30 - 14:55

Using hydraulic software to model electrical energy within the waste water networks and identify optimisation techniques through improved utilization of process control and automation
Alex Gray – Thames Water / Brunel University, London

Thames Water has identified that improvements in their demand side energy management are required and are currently researching various methods in reducing consumption. One initiative includes improving the quality of the performance data captured for analysis by the existing telemetry infrastructure, thus giving rise to an understanding where energy inefficiencies exist. Ongoing capital investment will eventually see the replacement of all sewage pumping station telemetry outstations. This enhanced telemetry infrastructure will enable researchers to develop an intelligent integrated system that tackles pump scheduling and process control with the emphasis on energy management.​


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