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Lunch ‘n’ Learn training puts pressure on water leaks

feb march 19 29Lunch ‘n’ Learn training puts pressure on water leaks

ABB has launched a Lunch ‘n’ Learn training session that shows how water companies can use variable speed drives (VSDs) to make dramatic improvements in their leakage rates.

Industry statistics from the UK’s Consumer Council for Water state that a staggering 3.1 mega litres of water is lost every day through leakage in England and Wales. (Read More)  That’s an enormous amount of water that must be replaced, treated and pumped all over again to maintain supplies to customers.  

“Using variable speed drives can cut these leaks dramatically by controlling pressure,” says Dan Banks, ABB Drives Water Framework Manager. “Our training session is a convenient way to ensure that those responsible for specifying, operating or maintaining pumps learn how they can use VSDs to reduce the waste caused by leakage.”

Topics covered include:

  • How VSDs tackle common causes of leakage including elevated supply pressures and water hammer
  • The role of inbuilt VSD smart functions such as soft pipe fill and sleep boost
  • The increasing use of cloud-based monitoring techniques in leakage prevention strategies
  • How one ABB customer is set to save £4.5 million on repairs and energy costs by 2021 by using VSDs to maintain correct water pressure
The 45-minute session, entitled ‘reducing leakage through the use of variable speed drives’, is free to attend and can be delivered to individuals or groups at customer premises or an ABB facility.

For more information or to book training, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 07000 374837 or use the online booking form at