Predict & prevent pump blockages before they happen

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SIWA Pump Guardian

Siemens Intelligent Water Management 

With over 10,000 sewage pumping stations across the UK, utilities have a real challenge to maintain visibility and control over each asset. Global warming and an increasing population are bringing additional groundwater and unforeseen system overloads due to increased demand. This causes blockages, which leads to flooding, leaving providers with expensive penalties and customer complaints. Siemens pump efficency and blockage prediction solution from MindSphere won’t just alert you to problems within the system, it will predict them before they even happen and work to fix pump blockages, while maintaining pump efficiency.

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SIWA Pump Guardian 

Pump efficiency and blockage prediction solution

Siemens' pump efficiency and blockage prediction solution, Pump Guardian from MindSphere won’t just alert you to problems within the system, it will predict them before they even happen and work to fix pump blockages, whilst maintaining pump efficiency.

The Siemens SIWA Pump Guardian gives you a constant view of network performance with retrofit installation:

 

This reduces:

  • Sewer blockages
  • Flooding risks
  • Pollution incidents
  • Operational costs & Ofwat penalties

Helping to:

  • Optimise your asset base investment 

 

The Siemens SIWA Pump Guardian from MindSphere will not just alert you to problems within the system, it will predict them before they even happen and work to fix them. 

 

How can Siemens help?

Identifying leaks and blockages 

 

The Siemens SIWA Pump Guardian, a Siemens MindSphere solution, builds on SIMOCODE for deragging pumps. The solution is installed to identify and prevent:

  • Impeller blockages  

  • Pipework blockages 

  • Single event blockages 

The system continually monitors a pump’s current. If debris builds up, SIMOCODE identifies the change in motor current and automatically reverses the direction of the pump to dislodge and free the debris. This reduces the likelihood of the pump malfunctioning and failing, causing uncontrolled releases in the network. SIMOCODE can be easily deployed to all pumps within a network. 

 

Maintaining pump efficiency

 

Analysis collected through SIMOCODE feeds back into MindSphere and can be combined with other data to help you to intelligently and efficiently manage the water water across the network. It can identify blockages and reversals, highlight high tank levels, high pump utilisation, locate inefficient or offline pumps and notify users. It can even identify energy-saving and network improvement opportunities.

 

How can the Siemens Sewer Pump Guardian help you?

 

Unlike conventional sewer monitoring that can only provide diagnostic insights, the Siemens Sewer Pump Guardian with near real-time insights is capable of highlighting underperformance and enable improved targeting of sewer service operations.  

 

It can also:

  • Help you to action proactive, preventative maintenance, minimizing disruption and environmental impact, to improve reliability and keep customers happy 

  • Free up your maintenance staff to focus on improving service delivery 

  • Ensure your teams have a clear picture of the network’s resiliency through the data feed 

  • Improve investment decision-making by providing you with efficiency and operational data 

Our Siemens Sewer Pump Guardian with SIMOCODE and MindSphere provide quality, efficiency and resilience. At the same time, it will reduce pollution incidents and maximise revenue.

What is MindSphere ?

Siemens’ MindSphere, a cloud-based, open Internet of Things (IoT) operating system, enables the water industry to link their machines and physical infrastructure to the digital world easily, quickly and economically and is hosted in secure data centres of qualified cloud providers worldwide – AWS, Azure and others.

 

The embedded security framework aligns with the most stringent industry standards (e.g. IEC62443/ISO27001/NCSC guidelines) and governmental recommendations.

 

Harnessing data from virtually any number of connected intelligent devices, enterprise systems and federated sources allows for analysis of real-time operational data throughout the water distribution network.

 

Analytics enable optimised processes, resouce and productivity gains, the development of new business models and the reduction of operation and maintenance costs. 

 

Companies leveraging MindSphere boost performance, sharpen their competitive advantage and improve profitability.

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