Water & Wastewater
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The water and wastewater industry worldwide is being challenged like never before. With aging infrastructure, operators must meet rising customer demand and plan for the uncertain effects of climate change. Particularly in countries like Australia, where water sources are relatively limited, asset management, digital technology and operational efficiency are key success factors. By connecting hardware, software and data, Siemens' solutions help address precisely those market issues and guide customers on the journey to the ‘smart utility’.
Digitalization throughout the water cycleTo enable the water industry to get the most from digitalization, Siemens developed the Digital Enterprise, a comprehensive portfolio of software and automation solutions. Processing all available data in a comprehensive data model makes it possible to optimally exploit the full potential of all systems. The result is a digital twin – a precise, virtual model of the plant that’s always up-to-date.
Benefits for greenfield and brownfield plants
The intelligent linking of data from different sources like sensors, water meters, and weather data is creating new opportunities to use water more efficiently – and therefore more sustainably – in industry, agriculture, and municipal utilities. A precondition is the end-to-end networking of system engineering, from commissioning to operation, maintenance, and ongoing process optimization based on a data platform – a merging of the virtual and real worlds.
The improved data quality and availability reduce project execution time in the real world. At the same time, the possibilities offered by simulation and modeling in the virtual world reduce both incalculable costs during the construction phase and ongoing operating costs.
Reaching your goals faster and more effectively
When greenfield plants are being planned, the combination of data from plant engineering and automation planning enables parallel work processes and sequences. This reduces the duration of the project while at the same time improving its quality.
Thanks to the integration of planning, engineering, and operation, the data acquired during the operating phase can be reused for engineering and supplemented with the latest operating data. The automatic updates to planning data during plant operation make it possible to always keep the actual condition of plants and systems in view when performing service and modernizations and to implement projects efficiently and effectively.
Because their planning data is often unavailable in digital form or is incomplete or outdated, brownfield plants can benefit from digitalization. With the appropriate tools, even large and unstructured datasets can be read into a uniform database structure and verified. In addition, by integrating 2D and 3D data using appropriate tools, plants can be digitalized and linked to imported planning data in a database structure.
This is how the data can be verified and plant operators can obtain an up-to-date digital model of their plant.
Defence-in-Depth Concept for the Water Industry
This whitepaper describes the threats and risks to which industrial automation and control systems in water and waste water treatment plants and networks are exposed, and introduces best practice concepts to minimize these risks and to achieve a level of protection to be implemented that is acceptable with regards to both the economic boundary conditions and the desired security level.
Water resources – infinitely preciousWater is our most valuable resource. It must be available and affordable for everyone. On a daily basis, system planners, designers, and operators are required to keep the global increase in water consumption under control in the face of growing water shortages and the increasing salinity levels of freshwater resources. As experts in water applications, we offer powerful, innovative technical solutions to assist you.
A comprehensive portfolio for the water industryDigitalization, automation, and electrification lay the foundation for efficient, reliable, and sustainable processes in the water industry. Discover custom-made products, systems, and solutions for a more sustainable water industry.
Components that work together perfectly
End-to-end, individually customized solutions for drinking water supply, waste water treatment, and desalination systems are commercially viable both today and tomorrow for maintaining a high security of supply and for the responsible use of water as a vital resource. All the components from Siemens’ comprehensive product portfolio are seamlessly coordinated in the company’s custom solutions for the water industry. These solutions combine the latest technologies with decades of industry expertise in all areas of water management.