Innovative software-driven process optimisation upgrades the water treatment and supply system in Samara, Russia.
Electricity+Control, March 2017 (pages 4 – 5)
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An upgrade of the water treatment and water supply system in Samara, Russia, has seen the implementation of innovative software-driven process optimisation built on Mitsubishi Electric’s MAPS (Mitsubishi Adroit Process Software) SCADA. The optimisation and control solution implemented across 37 boosting pumping stations has improved operational efficiencies, reduced leaks and reduced total cost of ownership. A huge refurbishment programme on 37 boosting pump stations was undertaken in 2015. While replacing obsolete or worn-out control equipment with modern, energy-efficient products was an important aspect of the upgrade, the primary focus was on true optimisation of the water supply system.
The goal of this optimisation was to highlight hidden operational inefficiencies, and enable excessive water pressure at the consumer side to be eliminated − while ensuring maximum efficiency of pump operation and enabling optimal pump selection. To achieve this, Samara Municipal Services implemented Aquatoria, a software solution developed especially for the water industry and built on the MAPS SCADA package.
- Software solution ‘Aquatoria’ – implemented across 37 boosting pumping stations in Samara, Russia – improved operational efficiencies, reduced leaks and reduced TCO.
- While obsolete and worn out control equipment was replaced, the focus was on the optimisation of the water supply system.
- The impressive results included a decrease of 51% in total power consumption and an 8% reduction in emergency call-outs.
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