Approximation of System Components for Pump Scheduling Optimisation

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Title: Approximation of System Components for Pump Scheduling Optimisation
Authors: Menke, R
Abraham, E
Parpas, P
Stoianov, I
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.The operation of pump systems in water distribution systems (WDS) is commonly the most expensive task for utilities with up to 70% of the operating cost of a pump system attributed to electricity consumption. Optimisation of pump scheduling could save 10-20% by improving efficiency or shifting consumption to periods with low tariffs. Due to the complexity of the optimal control problem, heuristic methods which cannot guarantee optimality are often applied. To facilitate the use of mathematical optimisation this paper investigates formulations of WDS components. We show that linear approximations outperform non-linear approximations, while maintaining comparable levels of accuracy.
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2015
Date of Acceptance: 2-Jul-2015
ISSN: 1877-7058
Publisher: Elsevier
Start Page: 1059
End Page: 1068
Journal / Book Title: Procedia Engineering
Volume: 119
Copyright Statement: © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND licence
Conference Name: Proc. 13th Int. Conference on Computing and Control in the Water Industry (CCWI)
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2015-09-02
Finish Date: 2015-09-04
Conference Place: De Montfort University, UK
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Grantham Institute for Climate Change

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