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Gerhard Stauss |

Modern water industry - Digitalization technology from Siemens improves wastewater plant reliability

  

Zirl/Tirol, Austria. The Zirl and District Wastewater Association encompasses 14 communities, several pump stations and 50 kilometers of collecting sewers. Between 2015 and the end of 2017, the entire pipeline network was upgraded as part of the “Smart Water Grids” project with new digitalization technology from Siemens in a bid to make its wastewater management fit the future. Operational reliability was enhanced by providing redundant systems, and the introduction of Comos MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) as a new Asset Management Platform has meant that the system operator benefits from an integrated Maintenance Management System.

 

The control technology was migrated to the Simatic WinCC OA (Open Architecture) Scada system for the visualization and operation of processes and plants during running operation. A Simatic S7-1500 controller is used for automation. Since introduction of the new technology, all the data transmission systems have benefitted from redundant configuration, which in conjunction with the new data buffering system has maximized operating reliability. Using Comos MRO, both operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plants and pump stations have been performed using a single integrated system including plant documentation. All the data required for engineering, maintenance and operation is managed using a single uniform master database. In addition, changes to the system such as optimization measures or diagnostics are carried out on a standardized basis. Another benefit for the operator: The new technology makes the existing plant technology significantly less prone to faults.

 

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The Zirl Wastewater Association in Austria equipped the entire control system with new digitalization technology from Siemens as part of the “Smart Water Grids” project.


In the aeration tank of the wastewater plant, a large proportion of the dissolved organic waste matter and fine non-sedimentable particles are digested primarily by bacteria.

 

In the aeration tank of the wastewater plant, a large proportion of the dissolved organic waste matter and fine non-sedimentable particles are digested primarily by bacteria.

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