In an effort to prevent sewer spills in Tasmania, TasWater sought out approaches to reduce the likelihood and impact of these events occurring the future. One of the approaches investigated was to leverage live and historical data to provide an online monitoring tool to detect these events ahead of current detection methods.
Nukon worked with TasWater to develop an online monitoring tool leveraging TasWater’s historical data in TasWater’s OSIsoft PI System and an installation of Seeq.
The aim of the online monitoring tool was to detect, ahead of current methods, a gradual blockage in the sewer system.
Two primary methods of detecting blockages were investigated Time Between Pump Runs (Time to Fill) and Rate of Rise.
Matt is a Civil Engineer with 12+ years professional experience in asset management, design and project management within the water and wastewater sector. He is currently working at TasWater as the Manager Network Asset Performance. Matt has vast experience in the water industry having work in Australia and the UK in the field.
Andrew May, Senior Consultant, Nukon.
Andrew has more than 12 years experience in project execution and management, consulting, systems engineering, MI/MES design, control system design and commissioning within the utilities, process, mining, oil & gas, automotive, food & beverage, aviation, critical infrastructure and manufacturing sectors.
Andrew is actively engaged in business development, account management, marketing, public speaking, digitisation strategic consulting project management and execution as a part of the Nukon Senior Leadership team.
Andrew has more than 10 years experience with time-series data management, industrial, process and enterprise historians from multiple vendors. He has been successfully delivering projects using the PI Data Infrastructure since 2012.
Andrew has worked within a diverse range of industry sectors and applications, enabling him to appreciate all aspects of control system engineering, business systems integration, and pan-business optimisation.