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We understand your challenges: protecting the environment, managing a sewer network, wastewater treatment plant or ensuring water quality in your water supply. We are here to support you in achieving your customer service goals and environmental targets while controlling costs and addressing the current challenges of AMP7 and the future challenges that will arise from PR24. From leading hardware to the latest AI and cloud computing technologies, we're backed by our 165 years serving the UK Water industry, strong experience and cutting-edge product portfolio.
Steve Hanslow - Head of Siemens UK Water
Siemens Industry Suite for the Water Industry

Smart apps for greater efficiency and security of supply

The 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.
Reduce blockages by 80%

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.

Reduce wastewater discharge up to 85%

SIWA Sewer

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.

Detecting leaks in real time

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.

Detecting and Locating bursts in water pipelines

SIWA Burst

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.

Cost-optimized pump operation in water supply systems

SIWA Optim

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.

Leakage detection based on Artificial Intelligence

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.

Up to two weeks advance notice

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.

Minimize energy consumption in your drinking water distribution systems

SIWA OptimDynamics

SIWA OptimDynamics enables fully automated cost and energy effective operation of pumping stations, considering mechanical and hydraulic aspects of single pumps or pump groups.

Apps and Digital Services for Process Industry

Find out more about the other apps in the Suite

Leverage the hidden potential in your engineering, process, diagnostic and event data with our applications and digital services to ensure uptime, improve processes and manage operations.

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Cybersecurity in the water industry

The digital transformation needs cybersecurity

As digitalisation in the water industry continues to grow, cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important for protecting critical infrastructure from cyberattacks.

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Reducing pollution incidents from wastewater networks

SIWA Blockage Predictor, a Siemens MindSphere solution, evaluates combined sewer overflow (CSO) behaviour in real time, providing a better understanding of the system’s performance of any issues. 

This solution helps to identify if a sewer is blocked, or is not operating correctly, or if a CSO or manhole is soon to have operational issues. The analytics are embedded within a web application, enabling remote access on mobile devices or PCs and notifying users in advance of any issues.

 

See how SIWA Blockage Predictor is improving Yorkshire's rivers

 

Putting an end to clogged wastewater pumps

SIWA Pump Guardian is a secure IoT solution that prevents blockages and makes the performance of pumps and pumping stations completely transparent.  Designed for small wastewater pumping stations it is a cost-efficient and tailored solution for giving visibility in to performance and risk in the network.

Leak detection in water transport pipelines

SIWA Leak is a system for detecting larger and creeping leaks in water transport pipelines. As a supplement to existing control and automation systems, SIWA Leak continuously provides operating personnel with information on the status of the water transport pipeline, which – in the event of a leak – gives them a precise decision-making starting point for taking the correct countermeasures.

Leak detection in water distribution networks

SIWA LeakPlus – powered by BuntPlanet*– is an innovative solution for leak detection in water distribution networks. With the support of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and hydraulic simulations, leaks can be detected easily and fully automatically and remedied at an early stage.

*Siemens cooperation partner

Cost-optimized pump operation in water supply systems

SIWA Optim is a solution for the intelligent, energy-optimized control of pumps and valves based on the latest system data and demand forecasts as well as daily updated energy prices. It allows operators to reduce energy consumption by up to 15 percent and ensure optimal security of supply.

Centralized sewer network control system to prevent flooding as a contribution to sustainable water protection

SIWA Sewer is a powerful and innovative sewer network control application that calculates the need for control interventions in drainage systems using optimization algorithms. In this way SIWA Sewer ensures optimum utilization of the sewer network, thereby preventing waste water from being discharged into natural waters. 

SIWA Sewer optimizes water treatment performance by stabilizing the inflow to the treatment plant so that the operator can run the facility more efficiently.

Standardization in the water industry

Standardization for an efficient digital workflow

A 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.

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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.

 

Portfolio overview

A comprehensive portfolio for the water industry

Digitalisation, 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.

Plant engineering and management

Leverage optimization potential with the digital twin

The digital twin of a drinking water supply, waste water treatment, or seawater desalination plant consistently integrates all the relevant information and business processes – from plant engineering and commissioning to operation, maintenance, and servicing.

Process control technology

Process control technology for safe and reliable plant operation

As an exclusive manufacturer of control systems, Siemens offers DCS and SCADA – two different approaches, both of which are modular, flexibly expandable, and therefore fit for the future – that cover relevant industry standards like ergonomic operation and diagnostics as well as industrial security for critical infrastructures.

 

SCADA systems

SIMATIC SCADA systems based on the TIA Portal and WinCC are scalable from small, autonomous systems and plant-based on-site operation to distributed control centers. The systems offer open library concepts for custom application standards. WinCC Open Architecture also provides a platform for developing customized systems. The innovative SIMATIC WinCC Unified visualization system makes possible - based on the latest web technology – the utilization in the Edge or cloud environments.

 

Siemens DCS

Distributed Control Systems – the proven SIMATIC PCS 7 and Web-based PCS neo – offer libraries as an integral system component along with industry-specific application standards directly from the control system manufacturer. PCS 7 is scalable from smaller operations with a high automation density to large installations. The system provides consistent, top-down engineering, including the integration of low- and medium-voltage switchgear.

Automation hardware

Automation à la carte

Whether you need high-performance, scalable DCS controllers for complex plants, modular automation systems, distributed I/Os or power supplies – proven automation components from Siemens enable the development of application-specific, end-to-end, scalable solutions of all sizes – with options for high availability and fail-safe operation.

Process instrumentation and analytics

Processes and quality under control at all times

The Siemens portfolio for process instrumentation, when combined with the liquid analysis systems from HACH, provides solutions to meet all requirements in the water and waste water industry – from efficient process control and guaranteed water quality to sure compliance with legal guidelines.

Drive technology and industrial controls

Keep things moving efficiently and reliably

The comprehensive drive technology and industrial controls portfolio from Siemens is impressive for its seamlessly coordinated components – from frequency converters and electric motors to modular motor management systems, including industrial controls and protection relays. It covers the requirements of water and waste water management applications in every performance category and ensures economical plant operation.

Industrial communication

Flexible, powerful, and secure communication networking

The powerful networking of all system components in compliance with international standards is a critical foundation for secure and reliable plant operation in the water and waste water industry. Solutions from Siemens also include telecontrol technology for widely distributed substations that create optimal conditions for the ongoing digitalization of operations.

Electrical systems and Energy management 

Keep a constant watch on energy consumption and costs

Water and waste water plants are one of the highest energy consumers in the public sector. Our comprehensive portfolio for electrical power supply ranges from medium and low voltage to DC 24 V. Our portfolio also ensures the highest reliability and availability supported by our engineering expertise for the best optimum solution. Planning tools for network calculations and design provide full transparency of all  relevant energy consumers. They also enable operators to quickly and efficiently identify saving potentials to reduce operating costs and comply with regulations.

Digital water management

Intelligently link all operational data

With the 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.

Cybersecurity

Maximum security

Critical infrastructures like the drinking water supply must be fully and reliably protected from cyberattacks. The comprehensive and practice-oriented security concepts from Siemens lay the groundwork for the secure operation of water management facilities using certified products, systems, and processes according to IEC 62443, the leading international standard for security in industrial automation.

Industry Services

Comprehensive services throughout the entire lifecycle

The digital transformation is also posing tremendous challenges for companies in the water and waste water industry. As an experienced industry partner, Siemens offers customized solutions and consulting services that take advantage of the full commercial and technological potential of digitalization – including plant operation, remote maintenance and diagnostics, tailored software systems for Siemens DCS and SCADA systems, virtualization solutions, and solutions covering all aspects of plant and system security.

Fields of application

Tailored water technologies to specific areas of application

Requirements in the areas of drinking water, waste water, and desalination vary widely. That’s why Siemens offers a selection of perfectly tailored solutions that ensure maximum efficiency and sustainability.

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.

Innovations

Taking the water industry to the next level

The 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.
Working with our customers

Digitalisation and perfectly tailored water technologies for maximum efficiency

Discover how the powerful and innovative technical solutions from Siemens are contributing to the smooth, reliable, and totally sustainable operation of water supply and waste water systems in the UK and around the world.
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News and events

The latest information

What trends and topics are important for the water market? Find out more about current highlights, upcoming events, and new solutions.
Contact

Get in touch with our UK and Ireland water specialists

Hardware and software for the entire lifecycle and for all levels of your plant – from process instrumentation, industrial communication, and power supply systems through drive technology and protection relays to automation and process control technology. Our water and wastewater industry experts will be happy to advise you on the design of a solution specifically tailored to your company.
Product Innovations

Ready for the future

The water industry is undergoing big changes, because new challenges worldwide are demanding consistent approaches and prompt solutions. The latest product innovations from Siemens provide impressive, technologically sophisticated answers to critical questions.