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.
Processes in fluxTo ensure optimized operations, you need to control and manage your plant and infrastructure in the water and wastewater industry intelligently. Our smart response is the SIWA water management system, a modular solution for pipelines, drinking water and wastewater networks. This smart water solution includes software modules that can be flexibly combined with each other. Depending on the requirement, they will help optimize processes, identify and locate leaks and dynamically simulate pipeline systems. The benefits are obvious – in addition to improved security of supply, you can reduce energy consumption and thus your costs as a system operator.
Always well suppliedSometimes 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 depends on the fast, reliable detection and location of leaks. 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 may result in a loss of valuable drinking water that has been purified at high cost, and may lead to substantial economic losses.
Urgent action is required: 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.