Transient Hydraulic Analysis Surge pressures in pipeline systems
systems, telemetry and surge
are generated followings rapid changes
destructive forces being applied to
Network models are efficiently
• Powerful analysis software with advanced visualisation tools
pipework, fittings and restraints. It is
converted for use in InfoSurge, an
critical that the surge response of a
advanced transient analysis component
system is understood and mitigating
of the InfoWater package. This allows
measures calibrated and optimised,
complex water supply and distribution
where necessary. Surge analysis is
systems to be studied without the need
frequently an essential component of
to rebuild network models in a separate
any comprehensive hydraulic study.
in flow velocity and can result in
• A fully integrated engineering response • Fast, efficient and high quality analyses with stakeholder involvement throughout
undertaken to ensure the most
As it is common for surge
MWH ensures that all relevant
considerations to be overlooked, MWH
stakeholders are involved in the
ensure timely assessment of the relative
development of design solutions, not
MWH prides itself on the quality of its
risks associated with transient hydraulic
least surge suppression. There are a
outputs. All surge analyses are fully
operations. Following this, and should
variety of methods that can be used to
checked and reviewed by appropriately
the need be demonstrated, detailed
mitigate the effects of surge, including;
qualified staff, with provision of a full
surge analyses are scheduled as a part
surge vessels, control systems, control
report as standard.
of a fully integrated design response.
valves, flywheels and air valves. MWH
sustainable solutions are considered in each case.
develops design solutions to ensure
MWH’s ability to undertake specialist
MWH employs the powerful pipeline
planning permissions, constructability
analyses in-house ensures that designs
simulator and analysis software
and other key interactions are
are treated holistically, solutions are fit
“Varisim” in detailed analysis. This
considered at every step.
for purpose and re-work is minimised,
software allows robust and rapid
regularly not the case when hydraulic
analysis of the interaction between
Control, automation and power
analysis is undertaken away from the
pipelines, plant equipment, control
consumption studies can be
Transient Hydraulic Analysis Software MWH employees the latest transient analysis software. With powerful visualisation and modelling capabilities, analysis of any system can be approached with confidence.
Steady State Simulation
Transient (Surge) Simulation
Control and Automation
Control & Automation Study
Hydraulic control of a scheme is as much a question of functional process performance as it is of structural integrity. Time dependent control and automation of a scheme can be simulated with outputs fed directly into the operating philosophy.
Energy Consumption Analysis
â€œMWHâ€™s responsive and professional approach in this technical area was a key factor in meeting the regulatory output for the projectâ€? Solution Modelling Solution Modelling
It is usual for there to be a number of potential solutions to overcome undesirable hydraulic conditions. Ensuring the most appropriate solutions are fully explored requires a fully integrated approach with the project team, something MWH delivers as standard.
Site Tests Flow and pressure monitoring of existing infrastructure that is subject to deficient hydraulic performance or future modification can be invaluable.
Calibration of hydraulic models against benchmark data can identify substantial design efficiencies.
Project Life Cycle Transient analysis is employed at varying stages in the life cycle of projects, depending on the unique challenges presented in each case. Early identification of the relative capabilities and constraints posed by a systems transient operation opens opportunities to positively affect the outcomes, often negating long and costly remedial works design.
Who We Are Established in 1844 MWH has a proven reputation that spans 160 years, providing expertise and world class service across water, energy, waste and the environment. We are world leading experts in the field of hydropower and have a complete understanding of delivering viable project solutions within the technical, environmental and financial constraints surrounding small hydro. MWH is a key driver of wet infrastructure in the UK and globally; we are a leader in results-orientated programme management, innovation technical engineering and effective construction services â€“ Building a Better a World. Wet infrastructure encompasses a full range of diverse services from design and construction of hydropower systems to full environmental services. As a company we harness our local strengths, and by linking it to a worldwide network, we provide our clients with access to global knowledge regardless of the project size.
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Published on May 20, 2012
Surge pressures in pipeline systems are generated followings rapid changes in flow velocity and can result in destructive forces being appli...