Energy loss optimization in basic T-shaped water supply piping networks for probabilistic demands

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Abstract

Minimization of energy loss of water supply networks is a major concern of pump power reduction for sustainable water systems in buildings. This paper presents a mathematical model for energy loss optimization in a common basic T-shaped water supply piping network that serves infinite probabilistic demands. Optimized designs based on proper network pipe sizes are analyzed. Optimal pipe radius ratios (21/7to 23/7) and their corresponding energy implications in the network are also discussed. The results show that existing piping designs are not optimized for probabilistic demands and there is potential for energy loss reduction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPSAM 2014 - Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management
PublisherTechno-Info Comprehensive Solutions (TICS)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event12th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference, PSAM 2014 - Sheraton Waikiki, Honolulu, United States
Duration: 22 Jun 201427 Jun 2014

Conference

Conference12th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference, PSAM 2014
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period22/06/1427/06/14

Keywords

  • Buildings
  • Energy loss
  • Piping network
  • Probabilistic demands
  • Water supply system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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