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Utilities

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Control system grows with photovoltaic plant

(08/07/2019)
Operators of a 22MW photovoltaic park in the Naxçivan Autonomous Republic in Azerbaijan are able to control 8000 solar panels from one SCADA interface, which is designed to be easy and intuitive to use. The control system has been configured so that it is simple routine to accommodate extra equipment as the facility grows over the coming years.
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Sewage treatment plant uses intelligent actuators to automate penstock gates

(25/06/2019)
Rotork intelligent electric actuators have been specified to control penstock gates at a sewage treatment plant (STP) in Australia.
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Control system solution for power and desalination station

(16/01/2017)
Yokogawa Middle East & Africa has received an order from the Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA) to provide control systems for the Layyah Power and Desalination Station.


Archive

  1. 23/10/2016 Actuators support plans for advanced wastewater treatment

    The Viseu Sul WWTP in Portugal’s Viseu County is believed to be the first in the country to adopt advanced membrane filtration (MBR) wastewater treatment technology. The highly automated treatment facility, serves a population of 90,000.

  2. 27/06/2016 Automating a Romanian water treatment plant

    A distributed control system installed recently at a major water treatment facility in Romania consists of PLCs, industrial Ethernet switches, HMI, motor drives and around 1400 I/O points from Delta, which are helping to provide drinking water and wastewater treatment plant automation for a population of around 30,000 people.

  3. 09/02/2016 Updating the process control technology for the supply of drinking water

    The Lake Constance Water Supply Association provides a reliable supply of drinking water to four million inhabitants by taking water from Lake Constance in Germany. The drinking water is produced at Sipplinger Berg and then transported via a pipeline network 1700 km long to the 181 members of the association.

  4. 17/02/2015 Actuators specified for Opole power plant

    The new SIPOS SEVEN electric actuator has been specified for use in the ultra-supercritical (USC) coal-fired power plant under construction in Opole, south-west Poland. 

  5. 16/12/2014 Inverters and motors help reduce power station emissions

    E.ON has guaranteed the future viability of its Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal-fired power station by installing a new selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emission control facility to reduce emissions. Driving the SCR process, which uses ammonia to neutralise nitrogen oxide (NOx) in exhaust gases, are eight WEG 4300kW MGF710 motors, equipped with variable speed drives (VSDs).

  6. 21/10/2014 Control system order for a waste-to-energy facility

    Yokogawa France S.A.S. has won an order from VINCI Environment UK to supply control systems and safety instrumented systems for a waste-to-energy facility for SITA Cornwall in the UK.

  7. 08/10/2014 PLC control from inlet-to-outlet

    A new water treatment works at the Dee Valley Water (DVW) Llwyn Onn site in North Wales is being controlled from inlet to outlet with a redundant modular PLC.

  8. 01/07/2014 Electric actuators replace pneumatic technology

    Compact electric actuators have offered energy cost savings for a water treatment plant, compared to the previously used pneumatic technology.

  9. 07/01/2014 Dual contained pipework system protects water treatment works

    A dual contained pipework system, Durapipe Guardian, has been installed as part of a refurbishment project at Rivington Water Treatment Works.

  10. 17/12/2013 VSDs eliminate ragging problems in waste water pumps

    By fitting VACON 100 FLOW ac variable speed drives (VSDs) to the three main inlet pumps at Newbury sewage treatment works (STW), Varicon (3D) Drives has made it possible for Thames Water to achieve energy savings, complemented by significant reductions in downtime. The energy savings alone will cover the cost of the VSDs and their installation within two years.

  11. 19/11/2013 Effluent monitor protects drink producers wastewater treatment plant

    The installation of a continuous Total Organic Carbon (TOC) monitor to police the front end of a drink manufacturers wastewater treatment plant has enabled tighter control of its treatment process.

  12. 05/11/2013 Control solution for wastewater treatment project

    Southern Water's largest ever capital project includes a new wastewater treatment works (WWTW) and sludge recycling centre, two pumping stations, 11km of sewer tunnel and a 2.5km long sea outfall. The newly completed works is able to treat 95 million litres of wastewater generated each day in the area.

  13. 07/05/2013 Taking control of a slurry tank

    Key requirements for a custom control system developed and supplied by Ralspeed for the UK’s largest slurry tank, included simplicity and reliability.

  14. 02/04/2013 Wireless technology improves efficiency of biomass power plant

    Smart Wireless transmitters have provided increased visibility into the process, support predictive maintenance and provide tank overspill protection at a biomass power plant in Italy, owned by Enomondo S.r.l.

  15. 22/03/2013 Automation solution to maximises efficiency in a greenfield waste to energy plant

    Metso has been awarded a repeat order from the CNIM group for the automation of another greenfield Waste to Energy plant in the UK.

  16. 19/03/2013 Display wall systems offers improved control of electrical system network

    The centrepiece of a new network management centre of a Russian energy distribution network company is a display wall from Mitsubishi Electric.

  17. 22/01/2013 Change your drive systems

    Water treatment and distribution company, SEMEA, has achieved a return on its investment over 14 months by replacing a pumping installation with a solution developed by Leroy-Somer and Flowserve.

  18. 02/11/2012 Solar farm projects benefit from open SCADA solution

    A solar farm built by the Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (CNR) at its Bollène site in the Vaucluse region of France, forms part of the development of the Donzère-Mondragon hydro-electric power plant, a site which has gradually become a cluster for producing renewable energy including hydro-electric, solar, and wind. Control Engineering Europe explores its SCADA choice.

  19. 09/10/2012 Wireless transmitters improve plant availability and efficiency

    Wireless acoustic transmitters are being used by a power generation company to identify failed steam traps, leaking valves, and boiler tube leaks. The use of these field instruments has provided some impressive cost saving figures.

  20. 10/07/2012 SCADA solutions for Super Rimiez water treatment plant

    Veolia has selected ARC Informatique PcVue SCADA software to monitor and control services and operations at its Super Rimiez water treatment plant near Nice in France. Key factors in its SCADA choice were performance, ease of use and lower total cost of ownership.