The Ullerød Water Utility had reached a point where the water treatment process management system was outdated and expensive to maintain. Traditional SCADA systems for control, regulation and monitoring of a waterworks require countless wires and components.
The previous system was therefore replaced with a system based on industrial grade automation technology and standards. One single data cable connects all the components, e.g., pumps, filters etc. in a distributed network, eliminating the need for hardwiring between components nd the control panel. This also makes repairs and maintenance easier, reduces the risk of malfunctions, and minimises the complexity of the initial installation.
For Ullerød Water Utility this has taken useability to a simpler and more intuitive level. All phases of the process are monitored constantly, and any anomaly is alarmed immediately to those in charge, who can decide on the appropriate action. The utility now has a data-driven management and decision support system that allows safe access from anywhere. This can be done via a browser, a table or a smartphone at home and enables control over filters and pumps, without the need to be at the specific waterworks or well location.
Contributors: BlueControl, Ullerød Water Utility