Bournemouth Water in the UK has redesigned much of its network to use intelligent network calming and pressure management valves produced by IVL Flow Control to reduce leakage.
Bournemouth Water provides drinking water to nearly half a million people on the southern coast of England.
Initially, 13 of the company’s district metering areas (DMAs) were set up, with a further 50 DMAs covered by October 2016, significantly reducing leakage.
The project uses IVL Flow Control’s two-way and three-way pressure management valves and HWM Radcom Pegasus controllers.
Bournemouth Water used fully calibrated network models to forecast the benefits and to set targets that have been realised.
Paul Johnstone, network modelling performance manager at South West Water, commented: “Capital investment in this project, using IVL Flow Control valves, has resulted in huge benefits, achieving reductions in leak and burst frequencies and creating a more efficient and intelligent network.”
“Bournemouth Water has been very forward-thinking in its decision to introduce state-of-the-art pressure management, which sets a very good example for the industry,” Craig Stanners, director of IVL Flow Control, added.
The network supplying more than half of the population served by Bournemouth Water is now covered by the new pressure management regime.