Integrated condition monitoring system for a water treatment facility
- Prevent unplanned system downtimes
- Ensuring that high-quality drinking water can be supplied to the region at all times
- Minimizing risks, save cost
The customer was looking for an intelligent condition monitoring system (CMS) to reliably prevent possible failures in his pumping stations. After expanding his facilities by installing the latest technologies and processes for water treatment, the customer then wanted to implement a high-performance system solution that could be fully integrated to carry out condition monitoring.
Schaeffler’s solution comprises a custom-designed condition monitoring system based on SmartCheck sensors. 84 SmartChecks, which have been fully integrate into the customer’s infrastructure via the programmable logic controller PLC), monitor the relevant units in 15 pumping stations. The data can be viewed individually at each pumping station and additionally in the control room. The system also allows the implementation of automated routines such as the triggering of alarms and the emergency shut-off of units.
Special features of the project
The combination of high-precision condition monitoring and simple handling also totally convinced the customer in practice. He is now planning to implement comparable solutions in further applications and at various locations.
Our customer operates a drinking water treatment facility where, every day, 200 million liters of water can be treated, filtered, chlorinated, and – after a recent expansion – ozonized, and biologically activated. Since the operator is responsible for ensuring a reliable supply of high-quality drinking water for the region, protecting the relevant facilities against failure is a key priority.
Our solution products
The SmartCheck from Schaeffler is a compact, innovative, modular online measuring system for continuous monitoring of machinery and process parameters on a decentralized basis.