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SCADA solves pressure spikes

Problem

Pumping conflicts in 16 lift stations on a major force main in Winter Park, Fla., were causing pressure flow spikes. City officials, preferring not to install a larger pipe, looked for options.

Solution

Operators used the TAC II SCADA system with Symphony from Data Flow Systems. The harmonious pump and flow management software synchronized pumping minute-by-minute on all stations and leveled flow by managing the force main's diurnal curve over 24 hours.

Lower pressure spikes resulted in a 42 percent energy savings and a 34 percent reduction of pump run times. 321/259-5009; www.dataflowsys.com.



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