by Suranji Rathnayaka, Benjamin Shannon, Sourghali Vahid, Mike Guo, Duncan.Sinclair, Jayantha
Monash University, Clayton, VIC, Australia
South East Water Corporation, Frankston, VIC, Australia
Date of Conference:
10 – 12 May 2016
Conference Location :
Pipelines in water supply networks around the world including Australia that were constructed a
long time ago have been subjected to various levels of deterioration. To prevent catastrophic pipe
failures, internal and external loading on the pipes need to be maintained below accepted limits.
Internal water pressure, including pressure transients, is identified as a major contributing factor for many pipe failures. Controlling the magnitude of pressure transients in water supply networks is essential to reduce the risk of pipe failures. The results of pressure monitoring and pressure transients modelling program conducted to identify and to reduce the potential pressure transients in one of the pressure zone of South East Water, Melbourne is reported in this paper. A scenario analysis is conducted to identify the best system operational configuration that can reduce the severity of measured pressure transients.