India’s Pump Academy wins pumping station optimization project in Bengaluru

India’s Pump Academy Private Limited, a provider of pumping station monitoring and management solutions and services, has secured a project from the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) for the optimization of pumping station monitoring and management.

iPumpnet installed at a BWSSB pumping station
iPumpnet installed at a BWSSB pumping station

The project, valued Rup80 million (US$1 million), is designed to enhance the efficiency and reliability of BWSSB's water supply network in Bengaluru.

The scope of the project includes a comprehensive assessment of BWSSB’s existing pumping infrastructure, identification of inefficiencies, and recommendations and advice for implementation of tailored solutions to optimize energy consumption, reduce operational costs, and enhance overall system performance. It involves the implementation of the integrated performance management system (IPMS) in Stage 4 Phase-I water pumping stations at TK Halli, Harohalli and Tataguni.

Pump Academy will utilize its proficiency for monitoring and management of pumping stations, monitoring energy efficiency, and data analytics to formulate and implement strategies aimed at enhancing operational efficiency and maintaining performance sustainability. Its iPumpnet digital solution will play a pivotal role in this project. iPumpnet harnesses advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and the industrial internet of things (IIoT) to optimize the efficiency, control, and monitoring of pump-set, thereby fostering a smarter and more sustainable approach to water management.

"Our team of experts is committed to delivering sustainable and cost-effective solutions that will enhance the pumping system's energy efficiency, improve operational proficiency, reduce the life cycle cost (LCC), and extend the lifespan of pumping systems with more service reliability,” said Anil Sethi, chairman of Pump Academy. “This project aligns with our mission to contribute to the development of smart and resilient water infrastructure in urban areas.”

The BWSSB provides water supply services to 12.9 million residents of Bengaluru, delivering 1450 million litres per day (MLD) of drinking water through an extensive 8,746-kilometer pipeline network spread across the city.