Hydraulic Analysis Limited is a worldwide leader in the analysis of pipeline hydraulic behaviour, combining extensive surge analysis and dynamic simulation capabilities with over forty years of engineering consultancy, offering clients an unprecedented level of service in the water sector.
Hydraulic Analysis can offer a wide variety of services to the water industry, ranging from a simple, low-cost appraisals and surge analysis to detailed hydraulic design and optimisation studies. Our experience has been applied to systems of all complexities over a vast range of different operating scenarios and pipeline fluids enabling us to provide surge awareness and operator training courses for the water industry.
Systems analysed range from raw / potable water pipelines and sewage pumping mains to water distribution networks, sea outfalls and sludge and slurry systems.
Hydraulic Analysis has extensive knowledge of firewater, seawater, water injection, cooling / heating medium, borehole pumping and turbine systems along with the associated issues that can potentially arise.
We can also study the effects of air in pipelines, air valve operation and priming of drained sections and our free surface (open channel) flow capabilities have allowed us to work on projects as diverse as water and sewage treatment plants, theme park water rides and lazy rivers.
Should surge suppression / alleviation measures be required, then they must be cost effective, practical and compatible with system operating philosophies and regimes, which is a fundamental issue that Hydraulic Analysis Limited addresses with every project we undertake.
Whilst most investigations can be undertaken as theoretical desk studies, another aspect of Hydraulic Analysis Ltd’s capabilities is the on site pressure / flow testing as well as troubleshooting expertise. Site visits by our experienced engineers and dedicated site testing team can be used to determine steady state and transient operating conditions in conjunction with observing a system’s operation and identifying existing or potential problems. This is particularly beneficial to clients with regard to commissioning of systems and for mathematical model validation and verification.
Simulation Software Ltd is a dedicated part of the Hydraulic Analysis Group that supplies high performance pipeline simulators and associated pipeline management applications.
Varisim is based on principles developed and tested over several decades and has been used extensively on water network distribution and management systems.