Allen-McColloch Pipeline Computer Based Control System

by Maris Janson, Boyle Engineering Corp, Newport, Beach, CA, USA,
John J. Kincaid, Boyle Engineering Corp, Newport, Beach, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Design and Operation of Pipeline Control Systems


The Allen McColloch Pipeline (AMP) was designed to deliver 416 cfs of treated water from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's Diemer Water Treatment Plant to the participating agencies. AMP was constructed without line valves to minimize friction losses, and relies upon the individual agencies' turnouts to control flow in the line. It was necessary to provide pressure reducing and control facilities at the turnouts to be interactive with the other turnouts. In addition, the District felt it would be beneficial to incorporate historical data recovery capabilities, alarm readout, remote supervisory control, and a maintenance program as part of the overall computer system.

Subject Headings: Water treatment plants | Pipelines | Computing in civil engineering | Water pipelines | Water pressure | Remote control | Control systems | Water supply systems

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