BQR analyzes availability of pumps system for Israel’s national water company Mekorot
BQR collaborated with Israel’s national water company Mekorot regarding availability of main water pumps at the Eshkol water filtration plant.
The pumping station consists of eight pumps that have a capacity of 75,000m³/hour and a lifting capacity of 15 meters.
The facility is an integral part of the national water supply system, and is required to provide capacity according to varying water demand.
Analyze historic failure and maintenance records from SCADA and SAP-ERP, and produce a pumps reliability and availability model, accounting for various scenarios of capacity demand and maintenance policies.
Using BQR-Digital Field Data Analysis and apmOptimizer software, the analysis was successfully completed, accounting for the required amount of operating pumps in different scenarios, and probability for depletion of the distribution reservoir (The reservoir has a capacity of 130,000m³).
Reliability and availability results were calculated for various scenarios, and recommendations were is-sued for improving reliability. It was found that by adding an investment of 5% (compared to initial in-vestment) downtime can be reduced by 20%.