Demand for safe and reliable water is increasing. Because water network infrastructure tends to be comprised of a wide range of qualities, capabilities, age and accessibility, understanding the impacts on water networks of changes in demand is crucial to the management of water infrastructure.
At Hydrosave, our aim is to provide clients with a sustainable approach to network management, helping you achieve operational and cost efficiency.
Working together with water companies, our consultants provide bespoke developments of Water Asset Criticality Risk Models. The models use a complex matrix to categorise each asset into the likelihood of failure and its associated consequences. This gives you a clear understanding of the likelihood of pipeline asset failure. It also provides you with the ability to assess your assets' life expectancy and the next potential failure event.
Working with Hydrosave you will be able to understand the criticality of your network assets in terms of the consequences of their failure. Your assessments will be made with a clear appreciation of the safety, social, environmental and economic factors - allowing you to appropriately distinguish the drivers for renewal and contingency planning.
Those assets that have been determined as being of a high or medium consequence of failure are given priority when preparing mitigation in the form of a contingency plan.
The plan for each asset group will incorporate a standard template detailing the risk, extent of supply, operational factors, controls, placements, associated assets, alarm triggers, expectancies, alternate supply provisions, historic events, contacts and escalation process.
In addition, pipelines will also incorporate material class, size, strategic valves, repair methodology, plant, suppliers, specialists and recovery options.
The plan is used as a term of reference when reacting to an operational incident whilst establishing the principles for containment, control and recovery.