7 Benefits of Hydraulic Modelling that Payoff in 4 Months or Less

As you design, build, operate, and keep up with regulatory requirements for water production, distribution, and treatment, your systems are expected to perform flawlessly. A hydraulic model can help you prioritize these projects by providing data about your water and wastewater systems at varying conditions that results in flawless operation. Prioritizing also saves money.

The Problem:  Outdated or No Hydraulic Model of Your System

Chances are your water and wastewater system requirements have grown and, over time, additional piping, equipment, and storage have been added. Your system may also be aging, creating issues such as water leaks and changes in water resource types. Of course, complying with new environmental issues is always on everyone’s mind.

Even if your facilities have hydraulic models for the original design, they were probably developed for peak operating conditions. These hydraulic models are valid only when systems operate at design conditions; hydraulic models used for design do not tell you much about what happens when your plants are operating at partial or varying demand. Evaluating system performance based on varying conditions is especially important because most water and wastewater facilities operate below their design conditions during many hours of the year.

The Solution: Dynamic Hydraulic Model of Your System Reconciled with Your System’s Production and Annual Energy Consumption

The dynamic hydraulic model solution is based on correctly matching your operational needs today with existing water or wastewater system design, so your system uses less energy and you save on operating costs. The hydrualic model will also increase your system’s productivity to lower operating and maintenance costs.

The 7 Benefits of Hydraulic Model Analysis

By using a properly developed hydraulic model, which is reconciled with existing production and energy data, , you can:

  1. Prioritize improvements for maximum impact on implementation and operating costs
  2. Reduce O&M costs by lowering energy expenses
  3. Design and improve existing systems
  4. Locate and test improvements in the hydraulic model to benefit your operations
  5. Manage leaks
  6. Monitor, assess, and improve asset performance
  7. Create best practices by comparing your facility to similar facilities

How Lincus Can Help You Develop a Hydraulic Model

Our hydraulic model based solutions for water and wastewater systems have helped many municipalities and water districts save 10-20% of operating costs. Furthermore, an investment in the analysis of a hydraulic model pays off in less than 4 months. Lincus will help you manage your overall operations, prioritize improvements, manage leaks, maintain assets by reliability and maintenance priority, and better manage the life of your asset. For examples of Lincus’ solutions that will benefit your facilities, click here to read our specific case studies.