Water – wherever and whenever it’s needed
Long-distance water pipelines are a proven means of supplying water. It isn’t unusual for them to extend for hundreds of kilometres – through desert landscapes and rough mountainous terrain. Australia’s large geographic profile means reliable and accurate telemetry systems are paramount to the distribution of our water.
With in-depth process expertise, extensive experience and proven products, systems and solutions, we work with you to develop the best solution for water transportation and optimised pipeline operation – to ensure you are perfectly equipped to master the challenges of the global water industry.
Always well supplied
Sometimes water can be transported with the help of the natural gradient. At other times, pumping stations are required. Plant units, stations or treatment plants are typically separated by long distances and are often unmanned as a consequence. The various components – incl. process control technology, drive and automation technology, process instrumentation, and power supply – must therefore be sturdy and reliable, and work together perfectly.
Overview of the entire pipeline
Whether it’s monitoring water pipes, controlling pipeline shutoff valves or recording flow data that helps identify leaks – to ensure efficient water transportation it is essential to have relevant information at all times. Efficient operation and observation of system processes are crucial for ensuring secure pipeline operation and enabling a swift and targeted response in the event of a breakdown. Telecontrol technology is used to comprehensively connect the local stations, such as wells in distant source regions, to the plant-wide automation, regardless of how far they are from each other.
Quickly identify leaks
The efficiency and cost-effectiveness of water transport and distribution systems is crucially dependent on the fast and reliable detection of leaks and on their accurate location. The amount of time before a leak is detected is critical for the prevention of potential damage, such as undermining of buildings or roads. Leaks not only result in a loss of valuable drinking water that has been purified at high cost, but may also lead to substantial economic losses. Just how much action is needed becomes clear when we consider that about one-fourth of the world’s drinking water is lost through leakage. SIWA LeakControl for complex water distribution networks and SIWA Leak for water transport pipelines are modules made available by Siemens for intelligent leak monitoring.
Full energy transparency and optimization
Energy consumption is one of the main cost factors in water transport. Electrical power distribution in all water plants requires integrated solutions. Our answer: Totally Integrated Power. This means innovative, interface-optimized products and systems that have been optimally coordinated, helping you to gain transparency with regard to your energy needs and to cut costs substantially.
Demand and regulation
Demand management strategies - including efficiency, conservation, loss reduction and pricing - are effective methods of reducing the water demand-supply gap.
Demonstrate compliance through best practices. Water conservation, integrated water cycle management, and performance reporting are possible through network visibility and operations transparency.
Ageing infrastructure is a global challenge. Increasing network visibility presents opportunities to operate assets more efficiently. Many utilities are deferring capital expenditure through network optimisation and using real-time modelling to address constraints.
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SITRANS F M MAG 8000 electromagnetic water meters monitor customer water usage
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Obstruction-free operation. Low maintenance. Tamper-proof design.
Simatic PCS 7 offers speed, flexibility and adaptability to high demand
Control of all processes possible from anywhere in the plant
Rugged, efficient system can easily be expanded and modified at any time
Sustainable automation solutions
Plants and applications on four continents
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