Inspect Collection Systems & Optimize Cleaning
August 5, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MTN
Utilities are faced with huge decisions about where, when, by what means, and how much to invest in their pipe replacement programs. With a planning tool that uses real-life structural and nonstructural factors, utilities can use existing sewage collection system data to begin the process of prioritizing and budgeting a pipeline-replacement program. The tool then uses new pipe-condition information as that information is collected to improve the reliability of the planning effort.
To maintain design performance and avoid CSO and SSO events, regular collection-systems inspections and cleaning are required. Utilities will often clean a whole system to ensure optimum performance without really knowing where and when to clean. A new approach to inspection and cleaning can maximize the effect of expenditures on collection system cleaning.
A reliable capital improvement plan for replacing or rehabilitating at-risk pipelines is every utility’s need. The difficulty in developing such a plan often centers on how to begin. Using a new approach to collect, interpret, visualize, and simulate future pipeline conditions, utilities can begin the arduous task of identifying where, when, by what means, and how much to reinvest in critical pipe infrastructure. Using this new approach for optimizing collection-system inspection and cleaning, utilities can avoid clogged collection systems that result in SSO, CSO, and customer-sewer backup events.