Data communication optimises operational safety and maintenance costs in water management
Jun 08 2021
Water is life and a secure supply of clean water has been one of the most important foundations of our social and economic life since the Roman aqueducts. In this critical area, innovative technologies and progressive digitalisation are opening up new opportunities for maintaining supply security and quality at the highest level, while significantly reducing operating costs.
The task: reliable water supplies in line with the highest quality standards
The comprehensive and effective overall management of water and wastewater facilities is a challenge. Water levels, pressure and flow conditions must be reliably monitored, faults must be quickly detected, and pumps or filters need to be replaced or repaired without delay. Added to this come the complex testing and monitoring of water quality.
The challenge: high monitoring and maintenance costs
To ensure secure and high-quality water supplies, an enormous effort is involved in the diagnosis, management and maintenance of the water network. In view of an increasingly ageing infrastructure, these efforts are leading to ever-increasing costs on the part of both suppliers and consumers.
The solution: a reliable device platform for remote diagnosis and alerting
INSYS icom supports operators and service providers in the water industry with the digitalisation of existing and new installations. The latest communication technology and remote diagnosis solutions are applied to the central monitoring of all plants, which enables seamless real-time monitoring, including optimised service and maintenance models. This reduces both work and costs.
Step 1: recording of plant details
Collection of supply-relevant installations so that they can be included in an overall management solution.
Step 2: use of gateways for data connection
Use of sensors and connection of water management plants to the Internet via secure communication gateways.
Step 3: central remote diagnosis and alerting
Implementation of a remote diagnosis solution or integration of alarm and control systems
The solution path: routers with Edge functionality and deployment planning
The routers by INSYS icom provide the necessary interfaces for the use of different data sources in monitoring applications. A modular software architecture enables the configuration of almost all use cases without special IT knowledge, and even offers the possibility of operating alarm solutions directly on the routers transformed into gateways.
- The modular routers for network monitoring and control offer flexible interfaces for data acquisition or remote maintenance. Secure connections via DSL, fibre or LTE/5G and specialised VPN solutions are possible.
- The modular concept consisting of routers and software functionality enables the design of parameterisable plant networks with decentralised intelligence, which runs locally in the gateways of various stations, as well as comprehensive alerting scenarios.
- Solutions from INSYS icom always make use of a wide range of integrated services, with the help of which the implementation is fast and safe and the maintenance of the gateways is also carried out without significant work or cost.
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