Water and Wastewater

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The Challenge to Utilities

As an operator of a water or wastewater utility you have a lot on your plate. Not only are you required to provide reliable and affordable water and wastewater services, you must also be compliant with a number of government regulations, and ensure that your operations are sustainable.

Water utilities require more efficient methods of engineering, optimisation of energy supply, and contextualised compliance monitoring as they seek to expand availability of water to the general population at an affordable price.

Global challenges abound. How can engineers create and reticulate clean and affordable water and wastewater services in developing countries using standard technologies? How can engineers balance the new cost equation between energy and water quality that energy-hungry reclaiming and desalination technologies introduce? What intelligent infrastructure is available to allow automation vendors to deliver real-time data in for multi-user operations decision-making?

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Pima County Wastewater Reclamation

Using an HMI/SCADA solution based on situational awareness and Mobile Operator Rounds, the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department provides management and maintenance of the county’s sanitary sewer system.

 

Addressing the Challenges: Engineering Efficiency and Continuity

The greater the number of plants an engineer has to design, control, and rollout, the less effective are traditional procedural and list-oriented engineering tables. Replacing those with online template object-oriented systems can result in dramatic savings.

Easy Knowledge Transfer

One of the key benefits in encapsulating design, parameterisation, and visualisation in an object methodology is the ease with which knowledge and understanding can be transferred from year-to-year and from older to younger generations.

A Single Engineering Environment

Recent engineering system advances enable design, simulation, checkout, and deployment using a single environment. This makes it easier for lead and contract engineers to clone and extend plant models consistently, with minimal errors and design interaction.

Reusability

Describing the fundamental model of the plant in terms of its functionality and data structure, augmented with appropriate visualisation, enables use of reusable objects without data degradation.

  • Water and Wastewater Networks

    Water Networks

    Challenges for drinking water operations include managing a large network of geographically distributed assets, providing reliable monitoring and control of pump stations, dealing with aging infrastructure, managing operational and energy costs, and providing field personnel with information when they need it, wherever they are, and on whatever device they have at their disposal.

     

    Wastewater Networks

    Reliability of service, avoiding sewage overflows, managing aging and failing infrastructure, reliable control and monitoring of distributed assets, minimizing energy usage, and regulatory compliance are typical challenges for wastewater networks.

     

    AVEVA’s water and wastewater network solutions meet the challenges faced by network operators, including the market’s most comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class monitoring and control software (HMI SCADA), information and intelligence solutions, control system configuration and standardisation software, predictive asset performance and maintenance solutions, including workforce mobility tools, as well as operations management solutions that allow centralisation of operational control centres.

     

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  • Water and Wastewater Treatment

    Water Treatment

    Complying with ever-evolving regulatory standards, dealing with aging infrastructure, and managing operating costs – including labour, energy, and chemicals – are challenges water operations face in the pursuit to deliver reliable, affordable, high quality water and services in a secure and sustainable way.

     

    Wastewater Treatment

    Protecting the environment, complying with regulatory standards, avoiding sewage overflows and penalties, and providing a reliable, inexpensive service that produces clean water that’s safe to dispose or reclaim are some of the core challenges facing wastewater treatment operations.

     

    AVEVA’s water and wastewater treatment solutions meet the challenges faced by water and wastewater treatment operators, including the market’s most comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class monitoring and control software (HMI SCADA), information and intelligence solutions, control system configuration and standardisation software, predictive asset performance and maintenance solutions, including workforce mobility tools, as well as operations management solutions that allow centralisation of operational control centres.

     

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  • Water Network Optimisation

    The water industry, as a whole, is facing the challenge of “doing more with less”.

     

    Some of the common challenges in water network management include  maintaining existing (usually ageing) infrastructure, expanding asset lifecycles, securing water supply in terms of quantity and quality, dealing with severe weather events (droughts and flooding), meeting stringent regulatory compliance needs, energy and carbon efficiency, and increasing workforce productivity and effectiveness. In addition, the need to continually raise the bar of customer service quality is driving smarter behaviour forecasting that enables operators to better understand the impact of planned (proactive) and unplanned (reactive) events through real-time network, and be warned of critical situations in the network so that immediate actions to prevent or mitigate service disruptions can be taken with enough lead time.

     

    Examples of such challenges include the detection of leaks that contribute to non-revenue water, ageing infrastructure assets in the distribution network, and water contamination resulting from various points of failure in the network. There is also an increasing need for a holistic view of the entire process (from treatment to distribution to quantity to quality) is driving demand for centralised and/or remote operations centres.

     

    AVEVA’s water network management and optimisation solutions provide hydraulic modelling tools that simulate the flow and pressure in your water distribution network, as well as water quality analysis to determine chemical composition in every part of the water network. Unlike other tools, our water network management and optimisation solutions use real-time data to analyse and track current network state, enabling operators to make better, smarter and more timely decisions to optimise production and distribution, enhancing overall economic performance.

     

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Extensible Architectures

The latest IT and operational software system architectures have become more flexible and more powerful while relying less on custom code. At the base of the component stack is an efficient supervisory system providing plant control and monitoring. Push technology can be used to promote alerts and alarms to operators in the field. Security can be managed with firewalls and domain controllers.

As an example of an extensible architecture, one might use Historian to aggregate plant information on energy usage, and then feed information to other architectural levels, such as corporate-level energy management systems and business intelligence applications. Analysis may then reveal trends that could lead to new efficiencies or cost savings opportunities. The use of the latest Historian Web Client technology enables remote engineering and operations, maintenance, and virtual team access.

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Energy/Environment Optimisation

Continuous improvements in water reclamation and desalination technology have fostered an increased ability to produce clean water. However, even with these improvements, water processing operations continue to be energy intensive.

Optimisation of the energy cost equation includes the energy supply tariff, cost, and volume of pumped storage, as well as plant costs. With daily and seasonal variations in demand compounded by domestic and industrial demand, energy management systems using multi-site corporate and single-site stability constraints can determine the optimal pumping and storage regime. A good corporate energy management strategy supported by energy management software can balance factors such as the physical water network, actual energy costs, and demand throughout the wider region of use.

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Safety in Numbers

AVEVA provides a modern and safe choice for water and wastewater utilities. We bring decades of experience serving the industry, and offer the broadest and most current software portfolio available, with more than 100,000 plants and 1.6 million licenses using our solutions to run mission-critical processes.

Our robust upgrade program has enabled the utilities to upgrade their solutions to fit their needs as our software has been enhanced with new functionality and supported by new technologies.

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