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Treating wastewater efficiently and reliably

Clean solution

A clean solution

Water is our number-one resource. Highly efficient wastewater treatment plants are essential for improving the water quality of our rivers, lakes and oceans and increasing the extremely small proportion of usable water. Above all, energy-intensive, complex wastewater treatment calls for energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and straightforward operations management of all areas of the plant. Whether you’re planning new construction or modernization, we support you with hardware and software systems, comprehensive services and specialized expertise – for an efficient, sustainable wastewater industry.

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Highlights

Clean water through high tech

The level of contamination of domestic and industrial wastewater differs greatly chemically, biologically and with regard to solid matter. This makes reprocessing extremely costly and time-consuming. As a planner and operator, your challenge is to design and operate a plant that is both economical and fit for the future. We’re ready to support you with our comprehensive range of products and individual solutions.

Integrated plant engineering

Digitalization of the wastewater industry

The wastewater industry of the future is smart and energy-efficient. Intelligent, interconnected systems help increase energy efficiency and minimize resource consumption. The key components of Water 4.0 are digitalized solutions that optimally complement our proven automation and drive technology. They help generate and make available data relevant for the water industry and provide fact-based data analysis – throughout the entire lifecycle.

Protect plants against unauthorized access

Modern water and wastewater plants are generally connected to the Internet for monitoring and control purposes. Although this provides greater transparency and flexibility, it also involves certain risks: Processes that were previously protected are now exposed to attacks from cyberspace. With our Defense in Depth concept, we protect you and your plant on three levels: plant security (for example, access control), network security (for example, using firewalls) and system integrity (for example, by authenticating and authorizing specific users). Our holistic approach protects you against unwanted access.

Efficient energy management

Efficient energy management in the wastewater industry

Energy consumption represents one of the biggest cost factors in water and wastewater plants. the identification and elimination of energy guzzlers is therefore one of the central challenges to optimizing your plant. Our intelligent products, solutions and services help you to achieve transparency in terms of your energy demand and to significantly reduce your costs. These include the scalable cross-location SIMATIC Energy Manager PRO energy management solution, which operates on three levels: With energy monitoring and controlling, steps can be taken to increase efficiency; contract analyses and energy forecasts enable the purchase of energy at a lower cost; and energy management can be simplified, for example, through flexible reporting.

Products, solutions, and services throughout the entire plant lifecycle

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.

Planning phase

Efficiency throughout the plant lifecycle starts with planning

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.

Reducing configuration time and effort

Reducing configuration time and effort

Operators of wastewater treatment plants 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.

Fault-free configuration of automation engineering

Fault-free configuration of automation engineering

Errors in the selection of system components when automating a wastewater treatment plant 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.

Totally Integrated Automation

Planning the automation of a wastewater plant

Uninterrupted operation, high water quality, and reduction of plant costs are just some of the challenges of the process 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 technology and reduced total cost of ownership.

Planning drive engineering

Planning drive engineering

With perfectly matched components such as enclosure, bearings, active parts, ventilation and cooling system, we offer you the right motor and converter for every application. We thus ensure high plant availability, security of supply with high material quality through innovative processing, and low energy consumption.

Planning the electrification of a wastewater plant

Planning the electrification of a wastewater plant

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 the voltage levels of your wastewater plant.

Service & Support

Take advantage of our expertise

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 wastewater plant.

Engineering phase

Integrated Engineering: shorter time from planning to operation

Integrated Engineering: shorter time from planning to operation

Competing in the international market today requires constant innovative strength and efficiency, faster commissioning – and uncompromising quality from the very start. The solution: Enjoy the benefits of digitalization as early as the engineering phase through our Integrated Engineering concept, based on consistent software tools.

COMOS Software

Integrated Engineering: parallelization of work processes

Growing international competition is making it increasingly important for planners and operators of water and wastewater plants and systems to increase productivity and quality. Severe time and cost pressures also make it necessary to parallelize work processes. This requires constant innovation and consistent data management. Life Cycle Engineering with our future-oriented COMOS software enables comprehensive management throughout your plant’s entire lifecycle – and thus the realization of your goals.

Certified energy management

Certified energy management

Company-wide energy management across sites can be a genuine challenge. With SIMATIC Energy Manager PRO, you can quickly display energy costs per generator set, machine, plant area, day, week, month, or year. When integrated into the automation system, it lets you link energy and production data as well as plant information. Instead of analyzing complex raw values, SIMATIC Energy Manager PRO combines the values and makes them accessible to you as meaningful indicators. TÜV certification of the solution makes it easier for you to comply with legal requirements in accordance with ISO 50001 and enables the energy- and cost-efficient operation of your wastewater treatment plants.

Totally Integrated Automation

Integrated automation

Uninterrupted operation, high water quality, and reduction of plant costs are just some of the challenges in the process 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 technology, and reduced total cost of ownership.

Efficient drive technology

Efficient drive technology

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.

Service & Support

Take advantage of our expertise

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 wastewater plant.

Operating phase

Optimal plant operation for high availability

Optimal plant operation is primarily based on high availability with minimal costs. Among other things, it requires data transparency and reliable equipment. Innovative software and proven products are valuable aids to profitable plant operation.

Optimization of sewage treatment plants

Optimization of sewage treatment plants

The operation of sewage treatment plants, especially the aeration of biological treatment steps, can be optimized using the Advanced Process Control functions of SIMATIC PCS 7.

Certified energy management

Certified energy management

Company-wide energy management across sites can be a genuine challenge. With SIMATIC Energy Manager PRO, you can quickly display energy costs per generator set, machine, plant area, day, week, month, or year. When integrated into the automation system, it lets you link energy and production data as well as plant information. Instead having to analyze complex raw values, SIMATIC Energy Manager PRO combines the values and makes them accessible to you as meaningful indicators. TÜV certification of the solution makes it easier for you to comply with legal requirements in accordance with ISO 50001 and enables the energy- and cost-efficient operation of your wastewater treatment plants.

Protect plants against unauthorized access

Protect plants against unauthorized access

With the growth of digitalization, comprehensive security in automation becomes increasingly important. Our Industrial Security concept includes all security levels and provides plant and network security as well as ensuring system integrity, thus providing comprehensive protection for the productivity of your wastewater plant.

SIPLUS extreme

Prevent faults and breakdowns in extreme ambient conditions

Mechanical loads, chemical and biological substances, condensation and temperature fluctuations reduce your wastewater plant’s durability. SIPLUS extreme technology protects your products against the resulting corrosion, dendrite and whisker formation and other harmful deposits, thereby preventing faults and downtimes. The expansion of the temperature range to -40°C and +70°C allows SIPLUS extreme products to be used even where the standard range is no longer sufficient.

Telecontrol

Safe integration of distributed plants

Because wastewater treatment plants are often set up decentrally with many distributed external stations, centralized control is important. With telecontrol, you can control your plant remotely and easily communicate with the individual parts of the plant that are separated in terms of space or locality. Using the telecontrol units you can, for example, detect leaks, monitor pumping and storage stations, and check the levels in the tanks.

Totally Integrated Automation

Integrated automation

Uninterrupted operation, high water quality, and reduction of plant costs are just some of the challenges in the process 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 technology, and reduced total cost of ownership.

Drive technology

Efficient drive technology

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.

Electrification over all voltage levels

Electrification over all voltage levels

Our comprehensive range of power supply products permits a reliable, secure, and efficient power supply with software and hardware products, systems, and solutions during a wastewater plant’s operating phase.

Telecontrol technology

Reliable telecontrol technology

With our telecontrol technology, you can efficiently connect and control individual process stations via remote networks.

Water management system

Comprehensive water management system

Optimized operations management requires that plants and infrastructures in the water and wastewater industry be intelligently controlled and managed. Our smart solution is the SIWA water management system – a modular solution for wastewater networks.

Service & Support

Take advantage of our expertise

Comprehensive technological know-how, proven industry expertise, and a global network of service experts are only some of the ways in which we can support you throughout all the lifecycle phases of your wastewater plant.

Maintenance

Optimal maintenance for minimum downtime

Minimum downtime and optimal use of staff and resources are key to sustainable success. With technology-based services throughout the entire plant lifecycle, in-depth knowledge of technologies and industry expertise, we create the conditions for greater productivity, flexibility, and efficiency – reliably, globally and around the clock. Thus, we enable you to perform predictive maintenance for optimal operation and minimum downtime.

Service & Support

Ensure high availability throughout the entire lifecycle

Both profitability and high plant availability are key for operators of wastewater treatment  plants. The value of their investment must be maintained by constantly adapting to new requirements, for example by increasing efficiency. To safeguard plant operation and ensure availability throughout the entire plant lifecycle, we offer a service program that supports and supplements the operator’s maintenance processes, optimizes the efficiency of plant components, and guarantees plant safety.

Reliable plant monitoring

Reliable plant monitoring

High availability of the automation concept is extremely important for properly safeguarding the supply. A SIMATIC System Audit provides transparency of the current status and serviceability of your SIMATIC automation system. 

It thus provides a crucial basis for ensuring intelligent design and service strategies as well as efficient implementation of system upgrades and updates.

Introduce a preventive maintenance concept

Introduce a preventive maintenance concept

Failures in a wastewater treatment plant can lead to serious disposal problems. With our comprehensive range of preventive services, we help you avoid unplanned downtime by planning and implementing suitable maintenance measures in advance. Preventive maintenance also helps you to make the most of hidden potential through continuous optimization, thus improving your long term efficiency.

References

Greater efficiency – thanks to perfectly tailored solutions

Worldwide references for the water industry
Increased efficiency through standardized process control
The future starts now
Wireless solution
Focus on IT security

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Information and downloads

Want to learn more about Siemens solutions for wastewater treatment? Download our topic brochures or find out about our range of products – from the efficient planning of your plant to individual services.

Contact

Your plant is our concern

Any questions about the challenges or lifecycle of your plant? Are you looking for products, solutions, or specialized knowledge? Let our experts help you to find the optimal solution for your specific requirements.

Individual consulting and customized solutions
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