Design of a water pressure boosting system for pressure-driven demand in a distribution network

L. Latchooomun, T. Sockalingum, K. Virasamy Poulle, R. T.F.A. King, K. K. Busawon, J. P. Barbot

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Abstract

In pressure-driven demand of a water distribution network, booster pumps are so much sollicited online that they can cycle on and off several times in an hour. Coupling the pumps with a variable speed drive does not offer much benefit since at reduced speeds and flows, pressure increases, shifting the operation point from the best efficiency zone. Another alternative is to use a hydropneumatic tank which reacts to pressure changes and at the same time prevents pressure fluctuations online. In this paper, we design a new version of the hydropneumatic tank system to supply water at a steady flow using a centrifugal pump coupled with a variable speed drive in order to maintain a constant air pressure inside the tank. Results of simulation show that the system can achieve higher stability and energy efficiency compared to direct pumping without compromising customer demand.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications, EFEA 2018
EditorsEzio Santini, Stefano Di Gennaro, Claudio Bruzzese
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538655177
ISBN (Print)9781538655184
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2019
Event5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications, EFEA 2018 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 24 Sep 201826 Sep 2018

Conference

Conference5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications, EFEA 2018
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period24/09/1826/09/18

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