Water Equipment Show - 13th May 2021 at the International Centre, Telford

We look forward to welcoming you to the next edition of The Water Equipment Show on 13th May 2021.

Our 2020 programme is listed below. Stay tuned for our 2021 agenda, which will be published in due course.

Filter Agenda:

Thursday May 14th 2020

10:00 - 10:20
Introduction to Intelligent Product Data for Manufacturers

What is intelligent product data?
What are the benefits?

Type: Presentation
Track: BIM4Water Seminar Room

Jamie Mills 
Chair 
BIM4Water 

10:00 - 10:10
Welcome and Introduction

Welcome and Introduction

Type: Presentation
Track: Main Conference Room
10:15 - 10:45
The Digital Bridge

Developing a means of connecting the OT layer data and discrete functionality from an installed asset base into a single end-to-end system to provide the mechanism to produce risk-based maintenance tasks and plans, thus allowing for asset data condition feedback to form a dynamic planned and predictive ‘enterprise’ level of maintenance.

Type: Presentation
Track: Main Conference Room

Peter Carless 
Engineering Manager 
Yorkshire Water 

Karl Dalton 
Strategic Account Manager 
Siemens 

10:20 - 10:50
Session 1: Procurement and Specification of Water Industry Equipment using WIMES and BIM Product data Templates
Type: Presentation
Track: BIM4Water Seminar Room

Roger Marlow 
Project Manager for WIMES project 
The Pump Centre 

10:45 - 11:00
Networking Break & Exhibition Visit
Type: Break
Track: Main Conference Room
10:50 - 11:00
Coffee Break
Type: Break
Track: BIM4Water Seminar Room
11:00 - 11:30
A Flexible Approach to Pumping Station Optimisation

Riventa would like to share the experience of pumping station optimisation across 60-pumping stations in France in partnership with French Utility SAUR S.A.S. where pump monitoring has been used on a temporary basis in order to maximise savings and payback, but still identify practicable interventions including pump upgrade and changes to the standard control regime. The use of wireless and battery powered measurement technology has enabled rapid deployment and accurate information to be obtained. Then live data feed has been utilised to send data back to a cloud solution has enabled analytics to be carried out while the equipment is still on site. Savings target of 15% is the objective and payback of less than 12-months.

Type: Presentation
Track: Main Conference Room

Steve Barrett 
Co-Founder 
Riventa 

11:00 - 12:00
Session 2: Water Company Requirements

What digital product information is required for AMP 7?

Type: Presentation
Track: BIM4Water Seminar Room

Danielle Williams 
BIM Information Manager 
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water 

Richard Stirland 
GIS Analyst 
Anglian Water 

11:30 - 12:30
Optimised Specifications and Standard Designs for Enhanced Capital Delivery

How do water companies align the demands of the business to their own internal specifications and industry wide specifications for the benefit of expediting the capital delivery process?  This presentation will look at how specification development should align with industry good practice and reliable equipment to ensure that quality is maintained throughout the capital delivery process from feasibility through design and into construction and finally commissioning.  Successful implementation of this approach not only has financial benefits but also increases as built quality which improves overall equipment effectiveness and can increase the life of the asset. Several case studies will be presented as to how Dwr Cymru/ Welsh Water are striving to accomplish this for themselves.

Type: Presentation
Track: Main Conference Room

Andrew Bayton 
Engineering Support & Performance Manager 
Dwr Cymru / Welsh Water 

12:30 - 14:00
Lunch & Networking in the Main Exhibition Hall
Type: Break
Track: Main Conference Room
12:30 - 13:00
Panel Summary and Discussion

Similarities and common standards
Challenges

Type: Presentation
Track: BIM4Water Seminar Room

Jamie Mills 
Chair 
BIM4Water 

13:00 - 14:00
Lunch Break
Type: Break
Track: BIM4Water Seminar Room
14:00 - 14:30
A Digital Approach to Insight Driven Network Stability

Thames Water is improving performance and risk-based intelligence through the exploitation of Operational Technology and applied analytics. These deliver insight-driven interventions reducing failure frequency, improving catchment resilience and optimising operating cost

Type: Presentation
Track: Main Conference Room

Stephen Pattenden 
Performance, Risk and Optimisation Manager 
Thames Water 

Alan Jeffrey 
IT & Business Systems Manager 
Thames Water 

Chris Hinton 
Data Analyst 
Thames Water 

14:00 - 15:30
Session 3: Breakout

Where do WIMES need to be for supporting digital product change? 

What are the three main challenges for manufacturers to provide information?

How can BIM4Water PDTs and Pump Centre WIMES, and the wider UK water industry help tackle these challenges?   

Type: Presentation
Track: BIM4Water Seminar Room

Jamie Mills 
Chair 
BIM4Water 

Roger Marlow 
Project Manager for WIMES project 
The Pump Centre 

14:30 - 15:00
Digital Innovation in Wastewater Networks: An Implementation Case Study (UK Water Utility)

Discussing the roadmap to digitising a wastewater network catchment from concept to implementation utilising a Thames Water case study.  Looking at the challenges faced pre-implementation in areas such as; technology acceptance, implementation, commercial models, commercial conditions, objectives, CAPEX/OPEX cost models, development costs, knowledge transfer, system architecture & future visualisation.  The presentation will discuss the concept, current state and future state.

Type: Presentation
Track: Main Conference Room

Ryan Pearson 
Business Manager & Wastewater Pumping Specialist 
Grundfos Pumps 

15:30
Summary and Close
Type: Presentation
Track: BIM4Water Seminar Room
A
3 Steps for Reducing the Total Cost of Ownership in Pumping Systems

Electricity usage costs have become an ever-increasing proportion of the total cost of ownership (TCO) for industrial pumping systems. In fact, energy cost represents around 40% of the TCO of a typical pump. It is possible to reduce the electrical consumption by at least 30% through appropriate energy management practices whilst also reducing the maintenance costs. This paper explains how to reduce TCO with a limited investment.

Type: Presentation
Track: Breakout Room A – Pumps & Pumping

Jez Palmer 
Business Development Manager 
Schneider Electric Ltd 

B
Modern Fish-Friendly Pumps Have Improved Land Drainage Pumping Station TOTEX Costs

Originally designed for fish friendliness, modern fish friendly pumps have proved to reduce land drainage pumping stations TOTEX costs.  Designs to improve fish friendliness can in fact result in efficiency gains over asset life. OPEX savings mean they do currently provide the best TOTEX solution.

Type: Presentation
Track: Breakout Room A – Pumps & Pumping

Martin van Nieuwenhuyzen 
Sales DIrector 
Aquatic Control Engineering 

C
Design Validation of a New High-Lift Raw Water Pumping Station

‘As part of the Birmingham Resilience Project, Lickhill Pumping Station – the largest ever commissioned by Severn Trent Water – is being constructed to transfer river water to Frankley Treatment Works.  Value Management/Value Engineering identified a number of beneficial changes to the exemplar design provided at tender stage – particularly in respect of the wet well. Use of a physical model allowed validation and further refinement of the proposed changes. This resulted in substantial cost/time savings – some £1.5M – in construction of the wet well.’

Type: Presentation
Track: Breakout Room A – Pumps & Pumping

Sajid Rafique 
Senior Consultant 
BHR Group 

D
How Innovative Pipe Lining Technologies Offer a TOTEX Approach to Delivering PR19 Outcomes

An overview of the next generation of CIPP linings and how they add value to UK Water Sector. The Sanivar linings are suitable for use on pipelines up to 16 bar and are flexible enough to navigate bends allowing for longer inserts and less excavation and as such offer an innovative TOTEX solution that delivers CAPEX and OPEX efficiencies.

Type: Presentation
Track: Breakout Room A – Pumps & Pumping

Tim Farley 
Business Development Manager 
CSD / Sanivar 

F
Reducing Sludge Dewatering Whole Life Costs

With the present focus on TOTEX reduction this presentation will cover the trial and successful installation of 4 Screw Presses as an alternative solution to the traditional methods used for Sludge Dewatering within South West Water

Type: Presentation
Track: Breakout Room B – Water & Water Industry

Richard Willis 
Area Manager 
Huber Technology 

G
Improving Sewage Pumping Station Reliability

This session will focus on the concise Guide to Sewage Pumping Station Design and how good station and system design can reduce pump blockages and therefore improve pump efficiency and reliability.  We will look at the causes of blockage and how to minimise this and why good pump selection is key to delivering reliability and efficiency

Type: Presentation
Track: Breakout Room B – Water & Water Industry

Andy Wilson 
Business Development Manager 
Hidrostal 

E
Project of the Year 2020

The aim of the Project of the Year award is to help promote one project every year and highlight the excellent work carried out by the project team.

Type: Presentation
Track: Breakout Room B – Water & Water Industry
H
Overcoming Water Industry Stringent Wastewater Phosphorous Standards

The Water Industry is challenged in AMP7 to achieve stringent wastewater phosphorus standards and equipment technology companies must provide high performing, reliable and cost-effective treatment systems to meet the challenge. New filter technology based on existing and accepted products in the market as part of a simple robust reliable mechanical design can now provide excellent filtration performance ( 0.1mg/litre Phosphorus) in combination with reduced operational and maintenance costs for the water utilities.

Track: Breakout Room B – Water & Water Industry

Mick Burton 
Key Account Manager 
Jacopa 

I
Using Data to Optimise the Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Networks: From Collection to Treatment

The wastewater industry in the UK is facing tough challenges from its regulator, OFWAT, to not only reduce pollution incidents and internal flooding of properties but also to reduce costs. These cost reductions will come from reductions in capital spend and operational costs, with a particular interest in reducing their carbon footprint. This presentation looks at using data and decision intelligence to not only maximise the existing capacity of a drainage network to alleviate flooding and pollution incidents without increased capital spend, but also looks into optimising the treatment processes of the flow once it arrives at the plant, in terms of energy efficiency and chemical usage. Complimenting these smart solutions with smart assets, such as intelligent pumps to reduce blockages and sub-optimal operation for the given conditions, will give utilities greater control of their systems and enable greater operational efficiencies.

Type: Presentation
Track: Breakout Room C – Maintenance

Ruth Clarke 
Business Development Manager 
Xylem 

J
CAPEX vs. OPEX – How Monitoring and Advanced Analytics are Used to Optimise Total Cost of Ownership

In process industries energy consumption by pumps accounts for approximately 30% of the total, effective and efficient online asset management of pumps should be key. Since pump efficiency and maintenance costs are the main drivers for total cost of ownership, monitoring is essential to deliver improvements.

Treatment process optimisation through real-time monitoring and intelligent control of Waste Water pumping stations.

Pump condition-based monitoring should not only focus on the pump as a standalone item but also include the process in which it operates as far more efficiency gains can be achieved through overall optimisation of the system.

In addition, proactively monitoring the systems performance with a focus on process critical assets also improves plant productivity and availability by providing live performance monitoring and reports into various aspects of the pump and process systems performance.

SEEPEX addresses this through innovation of smart maintenance and pump and process monitoring technologies, applying agile methods and working in partnership with customers helping them reduce Reactive Capital Maintenance and planning Forward Looking Capital Maintenance and Process Optimisation to deliver the best Business Overall Total Expenditure.

Type: Presentation
Track: Breakout Room C – Maintenance

Peter McGarian 
Managing Director 
SEEPEX UK Ltd 

K
Real Time Predictive Analysis of Environment Agency MEICA Flood Risk Management Assets

Ability to predict failure before failure occurs is an aspiration driving us toward real-time monitoring of asset condition. Advances in analytics are enabling integration of real-time and historic data to provide performance information for asset management and allow proactive decisions to repair or replace to be taken. Our MEICA assets are easy to inspect, but only loaded during flood events, which poses challenges in understanding future performance given little performance history. An opportunity is associated with accessibility i.e., sensors for monitoring performance can easily be deployed. Given the lack of historic information, capturing data when the asset is loaded is important. Such information will help with pro-active maintenance and optimise operations.

We are undertaking research to seek out technologies for monitoring real time asset performance. We will seek to demonstrate how data can be brought into an analytic environment to improve technical decision making.

Type: Presentation
Track: Breakout Room C – Maintenance

Keith Solts 
Technical Manager 
Environment Agency 

L
Replacing Large Electric Motors – Lessons and Pitfalls

When retrofitting or replacing electric motors with a modern equivalent there are some technical challenges to be overcome for a successful project completion, particularly on larger machines. This presentation details some of the issues that should be considered and shows some case studies that show potential pitfalls and how they can be overcome.

Type: Presentation
Track: Breakout Room C – Maintenance

Richard Emery 
Head of Electromechanical Engineering 
Sulzer RES 

M
Reducing leak detection OPEX by implementing real-time hydraulic simulators of DMA’s

Real-time hydraulic simulators of DMA ‘s allow leaks to be rapidly identified as soon as they occur and ensure that leakage technicians are directed to the leak to avoid the need to sweep the entire DMA. Results to date show that the simulator typically minimises the area to sweep to around 15% of the DMA, which carries significant OPEX savings.

Type: Presentation
Track: Breakout Room D – Motors, Control & Instrumentation

Glyn Addicott 
Operations Director 
Hydraulic Analysis Limited 

N
Are We Prepared to Embrace the full benefits of Digitalisation Within the Water Industry?

As digitalisation becomes more prevalent in today’s society, more and more key players in the Water industry are looking to embrace technology to deliver fundamental improvements in their businesses.  “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it” is more widespread now than it has ever been.

Type: Presentation
Track: Breakout Room D – Motors, Control & Instrumentation

Chris McCartney 
 
PROFIBUS/PROFINET International 

O
Applying the IEC-62443 Standard in Automation Projects

Automation and control projects in the water industry must now demonstrate compliance to the NIS Directive by using the IEC-62443 standard. This presentation will explore the steps which must be taken to ensure that the requirements of the NIS Directive are met.

Type: Presentation
Track: Breakout Room D – Motors, Control & Instrumentation

Paul Hingley 
Business Unit Manager for Industrial Security Services 
SIEMENS 

P
Using Variable Speed Drives for Pipe Burst and Pressure Transient Reduction

This session will explore what causes pressure transients and how variable speed drives (VSDs) can be used to reduce the risk of bursts and leakage as a result.  Case studies will be explored along with top tips for helping to reduce the occurrences of costly pipe and burst repairs.  

Type: Presentation
Track: Breakout Room D – Motors, Control & Instrumentation

Martin Richardson 
Water Framework Manager 
ABB Limited 

1
Nine Ways to Fail a Mechanical Seal

A look at the ways a mechanical seal can have its optimum life reduced. Nine aspects will be covered showing some real-life case studies. The presentation is an aide-mémoire as to how to approach problem solving in these cases

Type: Presentation
Track: Training Sessions (Room A)
2
Centrifugal Pumps and Variable Speed Drives

This presentation looks at the way in which the performance of a centrifugal pump changes when its speed is changed. It will explore the operational benefits which may be obtained using variable speed drives – and also some of the pitfalls which may befall the unwary.

Type: Presentation
Track: Training Sessions (Room A)
3
Using Whole Life Costing to deliver TOTEX

This session introduces the concept of TOTEX, includes details of where the concept came from and explains why OFWAT is promoting its adoption. Examples of TOTEX driven solutions are given and the key role of Whole Life Costing is explained both to improve asset selection and identify refurbishment intervals.

Type: Presentation
Track: Training Sessions (Room A)
4
Power Supply Options - Choices for a Modern Pumping Station

Most pumping stations are designed round a conventional 400 Volt power network, but this really does not optimise the potential that is afforded by modern electronics.  High motor efficiencies now rely on converter fed supplies, which also reduce starting current transients and reduce the need for high fault levels, as generating sources become more diverse.  Combining these converters into a DC fed assembly is common in areas such as the paper industry but is relatively unknown in the water industry.  This also allows relatively simple connections of battery standby power and solar generation, avoiding the need for installed diesel generation.

Type: Presentation
Track: Training Sessions (Room A)
5
Precise Sludge Pump Sizing Saves Costs

Sludge pump over-sizing leads to excessive capital costs, energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Pump selection and sizing are critically dependent on the pipeline system losses. This presentation provides a critique of the UK water industry standard TR185 calculation technique based on 1980s data and calculations which results in pump over-sizing compared with those from BHR’s up-to-date SLOT 2.0 software.

Type: Presentation
Track: Training Sessions (Room A)
6
On Site Performance Monitoring

Benefits of on-site pump performance monitoring. Different types of testing & how it can benefit by lowering operation running costs & energy consumption.

Type: Presentation
Track: Training Sessions (Room A)