Optimal Pump Scheduling

The Optimal Pump Scheduling module allows users to specify pressure and velocity constraints, then computes the most cost-effective and efficient manner of operating multiple pumps in multiple pump stations. In addition to pressure and velocity requirements, the user may also specify tank level constraints. As an example, a constraint might be stated as, “The final tank level must be greater than or equal to the initial tank level.” This module employs the powerful genetic algorithm-based solution pioneered by KYPipe for hydraulic calibration of water distribution networks. This unique method is based on several years of research at the University of Kentucky; the method’s problem formulation and selection of decision variables results in a highly compact solution space arriving at the most economical pump scheduling solution.
This feature optimizes distribution models by turning pumps on and off at specific times.
OPS Operation Optimal Pump Scheduling Operation