Leveraging Technology to Drive Water & Wastewater
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.
Digitalization throughout the water cycleTo 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.
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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.
Optimization of network control system with SIWA Sewer
Detection and prevention of blocked pipework with SIWA Blockage Predictor
in water transportation pipelines:
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.
in drinking water distribution networks:
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
In drinking water networks
Cost-optimized pump operation in water supply systems
In waste water networks:
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.
The SIWA Blockage Predictor, a Siemens MindSphere solution, evaluates combined sewer overflow behavior 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 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.
In waste water pump stations:
Whitepaper Industrial Security for the Water and Waste Water Industry
This whitepaper describes the threats and risks to which industrial automation and control systems in water and waste water treatment plants and networks are exposed, and introduces best practice concepts to minimize these risks and to achieve a level of protection to be implemented that is acceptable with regards to both the economic boundary conditions and the desired security level.
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.
vailable for download free of charge at SIEMENS Online Support.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Accelerating the digital transformation
Siemens Xcelerator is an open digital business platform and marketplace with the ambition to create a powerful ecosystem of partners who can jointly accelerate digital transformation tailored to your specific business goals. Making digital transformation easier, faster and at scale.
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.
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.
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.
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.