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Water is a necessity of life, and nothing can replace it. At all times, it has to meet requirements for perfect quality and be available in sufficient quantity and with sufficient pressure at every point of transfer. These key statements, based on DIN 2000, describe the primary importance of security of supply and the assurance of perfect water quality. With in-depth process expertise, extensive experience and proven products, systems and solutions, we work with you to develop the best solution for your needs – to ensure you are perfectly equipped to master the challenges of the global water industry.
Water supply networks ensure the supply of clean water, whether it’s for a major city or a rural region. To make it available, the water is directed via pumping stations and fed from there into the water supply network. It is typical for the various plant units, stations and treatment plants to be separated by long distances and they are often unmanned as a consequence. It is therefore important to ensure that the components used –from the process control technology to the drive and automation technology, process instrumentation and power supply – are as sturdy and reliable as possible and work together perfectly.
Information about pump performance, current production volumes and quality data are important for staying up to date with the status of the components being used. Efficient operation and observation of system processes are key factors in being able to enjoy secure system operation and provide a swift and targeted response in the event of a breakdown. Telecontrol technology is used to comprehensively connect the local stations to the plant-wide automation, regardless of how far they are from each other.
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. 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.
Energy consumption is one of the main cost factors in water transport. Identifying and eliminating big energy consumers are among the main challenges in optimizing your system. Our intelligent products, solutions and services help you gain transparency with regard to your energy needs and to cut costs substantially.
The parallelization and automation of work processes, their simplification and standardization, as well as digitalization and electrification are all important factors for improving the efficiency of your plant. Competing in the international market requires constant innovative strength and efficiency as well as increased productivity and quality – throughout the entire plant lifecycle. With our customized solutions, products, and services we help you achieve integrated plant management.
It is vital to be working as cost-effectively as possible right from the planning phase. Innovative software and tools are important factors in speeding up the planning phase. Make optimal use of this potential, because saving time means saving money.
Operators of water supply networks are constantly facing new challenges due to growing time and cost pressures.
The planning and further development of an innovative, high-quality system landscape requires system-specific, easy-to-use planning tools. With ProTime PCS 7, you can convert your individual requirements and existing quantity structure into SIMATIC PCS 7 plant configurations that can then be ordered. This not only enables you to improve the quality of your system design but also significantly reduces the time required.
Errors in the selection of system components when automating a water supply network can result in delays and even disposal problems at the time of commissioning. Using the TIA Selection Tool, you can ensure error-free configuration without expert knowledge. You not only save time but also money. The TIA Selection Tool is free. The desktop and cloud versions permit cross-team cooperation with maximum flexibility.
Uninterrupted operation, high water quality, and reduction of plant costs are just some of the challenges of the water industry. Automation plays a key role in resolving these issues. Our automation engineering allows you to respond quickly to changes in the supply network. It stands for user-friendliness, high system availability, investment protection, future-proof technolog and reduced total cost of ownership.
With perfectly coordinated components such as enclosure, bearings, active parts, ventilation, and cooling system, we offer you the right motor and converter for every need. We thus ensure high plant availability, security of supply with high material quality through innovative processing, and low energy consumption.
Our comprehensive range of power supply products permits a reliable, secure, and efficient power supply with software and hardware products, systems and solutions for all voltage levels of your water supply network.
Our comprehensive technological know-how, proven industry expertise, and a global network of service experts are just some of the ways we can support you in the planning of your water supply network.