Digital transformation for an efficient and sustainable water industry
Holistic portfolio from a single source
Water is the most important basis of life – and the more people live on earth, the greater the demand. However, climate change, urbanization, and increasing environmental pollution pose major challenges to water companies everywhere. In line with the UN goals to enable access to clean drinking and sanitary facilities for everybody by 2050, we help our customers in the water industry to achieve their sustainable water management goals. As an innovation-driven technology company, we enable the water industry to perform both clean water supply and wastewater disposal in a particularly efficient, economical, and sustainable manner.
Giving the best for our most precious resource. For today. For tomorrow. For water. For an efficient and sustainable water industry.Siemens Water Team
Digitalization for increased transparency and efficiencyFrom data collection to the use of assistance systems, the networking and integration of subsystems, the decentralization of services, and all the way to the autonomy of entire infrastructure systems: Digitization in the water industry makes possible more efficient and sustainable processes for both new and existing facilities. It involves two levers: the creation of digital twins to optimize processes and the use of digital applications.
The digital twin pays off
The digital twin creates a virtual image of the real plant: The intelligent linking of data from various sources and their processing in a consistent data model helps exploit the full potential of new and existing plants.
Reaching your goals faster and more effectively
Consistent data management and the consistent data model result in the digital twin: an exact, always up-to-date, and virtual image of the entire plant.
The digital twin enables, among other things, simulations to be performed as early as during the engineering phase, comprehensive tests of automation applications, and a realistic training environment for plant operators even before the actual commissioning of the plant. This creates opportunities for process optimization and knowledge management, in this way significantly accelerating commissioning. In addition, efficiency is sustainably increased throughout the entire life cycle of manufacturing and process plants.
Digitalization also pays off with brownfield plants by the creation of a digital image of the real plant that can be linked with imported planning data in a database structure. In this way, the data can be verified, and plant operators obtain an up-to-date digital image of the plant, which is the starting point for comprehensive operations optimization.
Smart apps for greater efficiency and security of supplyThe applications and digital services from the Siemens Industry Suite for water industry provide higher transparency and therefore help identify optimization and savings potential for stronger security of supply. With the Siemens Water (SIWA) applications specifically developed for the water and waste water industry operators can optimize energy efficiency, avoid water loss, reduce contamination of water bodies and take predictive maintenance measures.
SIWA Pump Guardian
SIWA Pump Guardian is an loT solution that automatically prevents blockages in sewage pumps and provides complete transparency over pump’s and pumping station’s performance and analytics.
SIWA Sewer is a powerful and innovative sewer network management application, that calculates the need for control interventions in drainage systems using optimization algorithms. In this way SIWA Sewer ensures effective utilization of existing buffers in the sewer network under consideration of rainfall events, thereby avoids and reduces spill overs of untreated water.
SIWA Leak for Water transmission lines
Providing transparency, SIWA Leak generates real-time information on water transportation pipelines for fully automatic detection, localization and alarming of larger or creeping leaks.
SIWA Burst uses intelligent algorithms over an intuitive interface to analyze in real time high frequency recorded pressure fluctuations in pipelines and to locate the source of pipe damage with an accuracy of 20 to 50 meters.
SIWA Optim is a solution for a cost optimized control of pumping schedules for an entire network, providing flexible operation management and cost-effective water supply under consideration of volatile electricity tariffs and water sources.
SIWA LeakPlus for water distribution networks
SIWA LeakPlus is a cloud based application to detect leaks in meshed drinking water networks. lt combines Real-time Monitoring of sensors, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Hydraulic Simulations into an innovative solution thus making it possible to detect and locate leaks at an early stage.
SIWA Blockage Predictor
SIWA Blockage Predictor is an AI based solution that evaluates combined sewer overflow's adaptive performance in real time, considering rainfall patterns and deviations and uses fuzzy logic to warn operator before sewers will be blocked partially or completely.
Desalinate seawater – prevent water scarcity
Seawater desalination is playing an increasingly important role worldwide, especially in regions suffering from growing water shortages. Software, energy supply, energy management, and end-to-end service from Siemens in the areas of design, operation, and maintenance support the energy-optimized operation of desalination plants around the world.
Standardization for an efficient digital workflowA modular system comprised of specifically selected components and extensive sample solutions for typical plants and processes is paving the way for greater efficiency, productivity, and availability as well as reliable operation – and guarantees a solid foundation for consistent, end-to-end digitalization.
Expert support from planning to engineering and operation.
The Water Portal provides an extensive and freely available collection of sample solutions and configurations, engineering standards, and tools for automation, process instrumentation, drive technology, and the electrotechnical equipment in water and waste water plants. Instructions for industrial security and communication are also available.
Proven expert tools for specialists
Expert support for engineering companies, system integrators, and plant construction companies for designing, configuring, and engineering water and waste water plants and systems, pump stations, and desalination plants. These future-proof sample solutions enable end customers to minimize their costs and risks throughout the lifecycle of their plant.
Standardized templates for engineering and operation of process control systems
Standardized engineering of the control system application pays off. It reduces costs and risks during planning, project engineering, commissioning, ongoing maintenance, and servicing and even for future modernizations of the plant. Smooth running and ergonomic operation and diagnostics are ensured for utility companies.
Integrated engineering and integrated operation
The Water Templates – available free of charge – are custom-made templates for system integrators, plant construction companies, and operators. They contain functions for open- and closed-loop control and ergonomic operation and diagnostics – including for distributed control rooms and external stations. Use of hardware components for automation systems, drive technology, and industrial communication, which includes telecontrol technology, is all fully prepared.
The Water Templates are optimally embedded in the integrated engineering and also encompass simulation, testing, and commissioning. Using the Water Templates also ensures a standardized database for end-to-end digitalization.
Standardized Library for Basis Processes (LBP) for the use in automation and process monitoring systems
Standardization reduces configuration costs and increases operational reliability in the water industry. Plant manufacturers and system integrators are increasingly challenged in areas of the water industry to create more and more powerful SCADA and/or automation solutions for achieving operational efficiency at ever lower costs.
Integrated engineering and integrated operation
The Library of Basic Processes (LBP) is an open, tested as well as design-oriented block library for the SIMATIC TIA Portal and SIMATIC WinCC. With this library, you can solve a wide variety of automation tasks in the water industry very efficiently and significantly reduce the engineering workload and thus the configuration costs as well as the project duration.
The library for these different product variants is available for download free of charge at Siemens Online Support.
Provide drinking water at a sustainable rate
Intelligent solutions and services from Siemens for planning, engineering, operation, and maintenance are ensuring reliably and sustainably treated drinking water of the highest possible quality around the world. They include process control, automation, and drive technology as well as the power supply for water treatment plants, pipeline systems, and large-scale water networks.
Treating waste water efficiently and reliably
Siemens offers tailor-made hardware and software systems, comprehensive services, and in-depth, specialized expertise for the construction of new or the modernization of existing waste water systems. This ensures safe and reliable waste water disposal via sewer networks and waste water pump stations even in the event of heavy rainfall, as well as the energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and straightforward operations management of waste water treatment plants.
Desalinate seawater – prevent water scarcity
Seawater desalination is playing an increasingly important role worldwide, especially in regions suffering from growing water shortages. Today over 150 countries are already desalinating seawater. Our customers rely on the energy-efficient process of reverse osmosis. Software, energy supply, energy management, and end-to-end service from Siemens in the areas of design, operation, and maintenance support the energy-optimized operation of desalination plants around the world.
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.
Taking the water industry to the next levelThe water industry is undergoing big changes, because new challenges worldwide are demanding consistent approaches and prompt solutions. The latest innovations from Siemens provide impressive, technologically sophisticated answers to critical questions.
Let’s team up and succeed
Siemens works closely with selected partners in the water industry around the world, including EPCs, system integrators, and wholesalers. Each of these partners is a proven expert in their field, with comprehensive product and system expertise in all areas of Siemens’ extensive portfolio for the water industry. This means that the comprehensive offering for digitalization and automation and drive technology can be optimally adapted to the specific requirements of customers on-site anywhere in the world.
In line with our pledge to be an agile and active market leader, we go beyond traditional distributorships and increasingly rely on collaboration in different areas. We’ve signed collaboration agreements with component manufacturers like Hach Analytics and with global players like Acciona (desalination) and young entrepreneurs like BuntPlanet (digital portfolio). This is how our company and our partners will be able to meet our customers’ requirements and offer them a comprehensive, innovative product and system portfolio, a local presence worldwide, and our usual high quality while also remaining cost-effective.