Extending the useful life

Extending the useful life of a supply network

The use of a pressure management system is beneficial in the long run as well. Stress on the network is reduced by avoiding sustained excess pressure points and reducing extreme pressure peaks. This extends the life expectancy of the pipes and components in the system of pipelines.
Besides, pipe material and valves are subjected to less stress through a reduction in pressure fluctuations, so that there are fewer defects. This cuts down on costs for rectifying damage and enhances operating safety. Consumers also benefit from enhanced reliability in the supply of water. Network operators can reduce the number of disruptions in the water supply caused by repairs down to a minimum.
Pressure control slows down the ageing process of the material, thus increasing the time buffer until it becomes absolutely essential to carry out maintenance and repair work. This is synonymous with an extension of investment cycles for critical infrastructure measures from the point of view of the network operator.
The slowdown in the ageing process of the network infrastructure, a better allocation of budgets for pressure management and the active location of leaks will in general result in a more sustainable investment strategy and the supply network will be operated more economically.
Pressure management is not only ideal for old, ailing water infrastructure networks. Optimising hydraulic conditions in the network will protect new and renewed pipe sections from the onset.