Pump Academy secures pumping station optimisation project in Bengaluru, India

Provider of pumping station solutions Pump Academy has secured a project by the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) for the optimisation of pumping station monitoring and management.

The US$1m project aims to enhance the efficiency and reliability of BWSSB’s water supply network, ensuring better service delivery to the citizens of Bengaluru, India. The scope of the project includes an assessment of its existing pumping infrastructure, identification of inefficiencies, and implementation of tailored solutions to optimise energy consumption.

Its technology aims to elevate the standard of service delivery for pumping stations (Image: Pump Academy)

It involves the integrated performance management system (IPMS) in Stage Four Phase One water pumping stations at TK Halli, Harohalli and Tataguni, having the capacity of 300MLD under the Cauvery Water Supply Scheme.

Pump Academy will manage the pumping stations, monitor energy efficiency and data analytics to formulate strategies aimed at enhancing operational efficiency and maintaining performance sustainability.

Pump Academy’s digital solution, iPUMPNET, will play a pivotal role in this project. iPUMPNET harnesses artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to optimise control and monitoring of pump set, fostering a smarter approach to water management.

Pump Academy chairman Anil Sethi said that its team will “reduce the life cycle cost (LCC), and extend the lifespan of pumping systems with more service reliability”. “This project aligns with our mission to contribute to the development of smart and resilient water infrastructure in urban areas,” he added. “We are confident that Pump Academy will help BWSSB to deliver better services while minimising environmental impact.”

BWSSB is entrusted with providing water supply services to 12.9 million residents of Bengaluru, delivering 1450MLD of drinking water through an extensive 8,746km pipeline network spread across the city. This collaboration is expected to contribute to reductions in carbon emissions from pumping stations, enabling BWSSB to earn carbon credits and promote environmental stewardship.