Efficiently operate water pump stations
A more reliable flow
To operate widely distributed, decentralized pump stations more reliably, all parts of the plant must be integrated into a consistent, end-to-end system. That’s why it’s important that the components used be rugged, reliable and also work together perfectly – from process control technology and drive and automation engineering to the power supply and complete networking. To enable you as plant operator to always be up to date on the component status, it is essential that you always have an overview of all relevant information: operational messages, pump performance, current flow rate, quantity data and analysis data. Plant processes can thus be efficiently controlled and monitored and seamlessly integrated into plant-wide control and automation technologies.
Ensure the right pressurePump stations play an extremely important role in water supply. They deliver water and feed it into the drinking water network. Because pump stations and treatment plants are frequently far apart from each another, they are often unmanned. We support you as plant designer and operator with an industry-specific range of products. You benefit from consistent process management, simple and user-friendly data management and consistent, end-to-end engineering for central and remote sub-plants.
Shorter commissioning time through integrated plant engineering
Global competition, dynamic market requirements, environmental compatibility and statutory requirements: International competitive pressure is growing as far as plant engineering is concerned – including the water and wastewater industry! That’s why processing times must be shortened and project costs reduced. With our integrated engineering, we offer you as plant designer and operator maximum data consistency through an optimized combination of plant design, distributed control system and device configuration – from the planning phase to automation and operation.
Efficient energy management for pump operation
Pump stations are primarily needed where differences in altitude within a water supply network are insufficient or drinking water from a body of water at a lower altitude must be pumped to a higher altitude to ensure a seamless supply. This is an energy-intensive process, which makes energy consumption one of the biggest cost factors. One of your main tasks as plant designer and operator is to identify “energy guzzlers” in order to optimize your plant. Our intelligent products, solutions and services help you to achieve transparency in terms of your energy demand and significantly reduce your costs.
Simple control and monitoring of complex plants
Drinking water pumping stations are often unmanned and are managed remotely from a central control room. The main challenge therefore lies in the maintenance and modernization of PC-based control systems. The virtual control technology, in particular, offers clear advantages: the entire control system server infrastructure is consolidated in a computer center. We facilitate your entry into future-oriented technologies with our lifecycle service that covers everything you need for a virtualization solution – all from a single source.
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.
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
Operators of water pump stations 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
Errors in the selection of system components when automating a water pump station 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.
Planning the automation of a water treatment plant
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 technology and reduced total cost of ownership.
Selection and planning of drive engineering
The new infrastructure drive SINAMICS G120X is the perfect choice for pumping / ventilating in your water application. This drive covers all voltage ranges from 0.75 to 630 kW in nine sizes and works in all voltages and supply networks. Due to its robust construction with optional drip water protection and optionally 3C3 coated printed circuit boards the SINAMICS G120X can also be used under harsh conditions. It is very efficient and can be operated with all motors, the best are synchronous reluctance motors from SIEMENS.
Planning the electrification of a wastewater pump station
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 pump station.
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.
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.
Consistent, end-to-end automation
Uninterrupted operation, high water quality and reduction of plant costs are only some of the challenges in the process industry. Automation plays a decisive 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
With perfectly matched 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.
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.
Certified energy management for more cost-effective pump performance
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 pump station.
Reliable measurement values
To meet the continuously increasing demands on the safety and quality of water supply, all relevant process information has to be recorded precisely and made available in the distributed control system. Our process instrumentation and analytics portfolio has the right solution for any measurement task for pump stations, whether it is making processes more efficient or complying with regulatory guidelines and quality standards. All measurements can be transmitted wirelessly.
Prevent faults and breakdowns in extreme ambient conditions
Mechanical loads, chemical and biological substances, condensation and temperature fluctuations reduce your pump station’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.
Safe integration of distributed plants
Because pump stations 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.
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 pump station.
Consistent, end-to-end 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
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
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 pump station’s operating phase.
Reliable telecontrol technology
With our telecontrol technology, you can efficiently connect and control individual process stations via remote networks.
Comprehensive water management system
Optimized operations management requires that plants and infrastructures in the water industry be intelligently controlled and managed. Our smart solution is the SIWA water management system – a modular solution for water networks.
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.
Ensure high availability throughout the entire lifecycle
Both profitability and high plant availability are key for operators of a pump station. 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
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
Failures in a pump station can lead to serious supply 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.