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Solutions for the number one resource

The Digital Enterprise portfolio for the water and waste water industry.

Today, public and private enterprises throughout the water and wastewater industry face a number of difficult challenges. Infrastructure is aging, operational costs are rising, regulations are tightening, and there is a greater need for stakeholders to improve efficiency across the entire hydrological cycle. With a comprehensive suite of technical solutions and extensive process know-how in every area of water and wastewater treatment operations, Siemens can serve as the single-source provider for consistent, end-to-end digitalization of plants and processes to help you meet these challenges.

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Digital Enterprise

Digitalization throughout the water cycle

To enable the water industry to get the most from digitalization, Siemens developed the Digital Enterprise, a comprehensive portfolio of software and automation solutions. Processing all available data in a comprehensive data model makes it possible to optimally exploit the full potential of all systems. The result is a digital twin – a precise, virtual model of the plant that’s always up-to-date.

Reliable, efficient water solutions from Siemens

Water is the most valuable resource on our planet. Efficiency and quality are top priorities for the water/wastewater industry but are increasingly difficult because of aging infrastructure, rising operational costs and increased regulation.

 

With a comprehensive suite of technical solutions and extensive process know-how in every area of water and wastewater treatment operations. Siemens can serve as the single-source provider for all your water project’s control system and automation needs including cost-efficient operation of pumps in water supply systems; AI-based leakage detection in water distribution networks and industrial security for remote networks.

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Smart apps for greater efficiency and security of supply

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Digitalization for water

Locating burst pipes with high accuracy

SIWA Burst analyzes high-frequency pressure fluctuations using intelligent algorithms. Detected pressure anomalies are classified in order to identify pipe breaks in real time. Damaged areas can be detected and localized with an accuracy of 20 to 50 meters.

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.

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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.

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Standardization

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.

Fields of application

Solutions tailored 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

In many regions of the world, groundwater alone can‘t satisfy the demand for drinking water. As a result, the treatment of surface water or even sewage to make it drinkable is increasingly important, especially in countries with water scarcity or where rivers are heavily polluted. As your partner through every phase of the water cycle, we also support you in satisfying regulatory requirements and achieving quality standards, as well as in keeping processes in your water treatment plants lean and efficient. With in-depth process expertise, extensive experience, and proven products, systems and solutions, we work with you to develop the solution that is both economically and environmentally best for you.   

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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.

 

Water solutions for Oil and Gas

 

If you need to treat high-strength, unusual wastewaters, let our experts – with decades of experience and expertise – help you find the right solution.

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Increasing sustainability with automated irrigation systems

In both agricultural and commercial building applications, irrigation systems are required to keep the landscape healthy and vibrant. However, there is often a tendency to over or under-water, which can lead to damage of plant life, as well as increased operational and energy costs. Intelligent irrigation systems can help mitigate these issues and generate savings that far exceed the cost of their implementation. Equipped with advanced weather tracking systems and sensors, Siemens smart irrigation solutions allow operators to optimize water usage and sustainably maintain their landscape. 

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Desalinate seawater – preserve life

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.

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Portfolio overview

A comprehensive portfolio for the water industry

Digitalization, 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.

Components that work together perfectly

End-to-end, individually customized solutions for drinking water supply, waste water treatment, and desalination systems are commercially viable both today and tomorrow for maintaining a high security of supply and for the responsible use of water as a vital resource. All the components from Siemens’ comprehensive product portfolio are seamlessly coordinated in the company’s custom solutions for the water industry. These solutions combine the latest technologies with decades of industry expertise in all areas of water management.

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, or distributed I/Os – proven automation systems 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

As one of the world’s leaders in industry automation and an experienced provider of integrated technologies, we offer products and systems tailored to the requirements of the water and wastewater industryns portfolio for process instrumentation, 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.

Industrial energy management

Keep a constant watch on energy consumption and costs

Water and waste water plants are among the highest energy consumers in the public sector. Energy management solutions from Siemens ensure full transparency of all relevant energy consumers. They enable operators to quickly and efficiently identify savings potential, reduce operating costs, and ensure reliable compliance with regulations. Planning tools for network calculation and dimensioning help lay the foundation for the successful use of energy management solutions.

SIMARIS planning tools

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.

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 innovations from Siemens provide impressive, technologically sophisticated answers to critical questions.
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Maximum efficiency and availability thanks to custom solutions

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 worldwide.
Partner management

Expertise right on-site

Siemens Solution Partners and Siemens Approved Partners are available in more than 80 countries around the world as expert contacts and solution partners for the water industry.

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.

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.

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Optimize the entire water cycle

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.