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SEWAGE PUMP STATION STRATEGY OPTIMIZATION


Strategy optimization using an RCMD model as an input. Developed for a Victorian Water Utility.

CONTRIBUTING RE.ENGINEER

Dane Boers, Founder & Consultant at Modla


CHALLENGE

Goulburn Valley Water partnered with Modla to develop an RCMD model for sewage pump stations. From this single model, a unique maintenance strategy was recommended for each of their 278 sewage pump stations. The analysis identified several areas of improvement compared to their current OEM recommended strategy resulting in a 25% value improvement.


What prompted the strategy review?

Goulburn Valley Water’s OEM recommended strategy had not yet undergone a quantitative cost-benefit analysis. Therefore, the value and effectiveness of various proactive maintenance tasks were unknown.


Their strategy for maintaining individual sewage pump stations was modified over time and now varied among individual sewage pump stations. The lack of a structured approach meant the rationale behind their decisions was unclear, and the reasoning could not be traced back to relevant asset drivers.


The product developed by Modla provides a one stop platform for reliability i