Wireless Solution for Automated Water Collection and Distribution

The products of our brand partners extend the life of aging SCADA systems and provides localized distributed control functions in a wireless, peer-to-peer manner. Two or more remote facilities can be interconnected to enable wireless monitoring of the process data and on-site control/execution. This innovative programmable control system is ideal for the water industry as water intake control logic can be optimized based on data collected from all phases of delivery – the wells, pumps, tanks and purification facilities, from remote wireless sensor and telemetry devices.

Water Management 

  • Pump station control
  • Tank monitoring, level and security
  • Valve and flowmeter stations
  • Flow metering systems
  • Irrigation monitoring and control
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Dam gauging and gate control
  • Large network SCADA systems
  • Treatment plant monitoring
  • Catchment rainfall monitoring
  • Early flood-warning systems

Applications

  • Lift Station Status
  • Remote Pumping Stations
  • VFD Pump Operation
  • Reservoir Level Monitoring
  • Water Treatment Plant
  • Water Distribution Systems
  • Wastewater/Sewer Collection Systems
  • Water Irrigation Systems/Agriculture

CASE STUDY

Case-Study-Waster-WaterA local authority wanted an on-line monitoring system for failure alarms on sewerage pump stations.The pump stations were fitted with local alarms, however if these were ignored, sewerage overflow resulted in environmental complaints.

The authority used ELPRO Industrial Wireless I/O units as a cost effective solution.  Pump run and fault status,  and wet-well overflow status is transmitted back to a central computer. Because of the intelligent network functionality in the ELPRO Wireless units,  each pump station only has to transmit as far as the nearest pump station, negating the need for expensive mast and antenna installations.

Water & Wastewater References

Southern Rural Water – Victoria Australia

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End user: Southern Rural Water (VIC)
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Period: 2014 to 2015
Description: Southern Rural control the bulk water supply to irrigators and regional water authorities in Victoria using Brodersen RTU32 and RTU32E controllers.  The RTUs provide control and monitoring of water assets using DNP3 protocol.

 

South Gippsland Water  – Victoria Australia

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End user: South Gippsland Water
Consultant:
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Period: 2014 to 2015
Description: South Gippsland Water monitor and control waste water pump stations using RTU32 ‎controllers.  The RTUs also run an embedded SCADA application that provides local and remote users with graphical displays, trends and reports.  Protocols used include Modbus and DNP3.

 

City of WangarattaWater – Victoria Australia

Project Name: City of Wangarattar (VIC)
End user: City of Wangaratta (VIC)
Consultant:
Contractor:
Period: 2014 to 2014
Description: The City of Wangaratta use the RTU32 to manage collection of data from remote wireless sensors that measure water flow from sumps located around a landfill.  The RTU generates daily and monthly reports to ensure compliance with EPA regulations.  The protocols used include Modbus and FTP.

 

Riverina Water – New South Wales Australia

Project Name: Riverina Water (NSW)
End user: Riverina Water(NSW)
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Contractor:
Period: 2014 to 2014
Description: Riverina Water ‎use the RTU32E to emulate a legacy serial protocol that ensures upgrade of their communications and SCADA infrastructure can be undertaken gradually.  This provides a ‘future proof’ solution, as it means old RTUs can be replaced with new RTU32s that work in the existing network, but are ready to use DNP3 and have IP connectivity when it is available.

 

Bundaberg Regional Council  – Queensland Australia

Project Name: Bundaberg Regional Council  (QLD)
End user: Bundaberg Regional Council  (QLD)
Consultant:
Contractor:
Period: 2014 to 2014
Description: Bundaberg Regional Council use RTU32 controllers in water treatment plants and pump stations for monitoring and control.  The RTUs communicate using Modbus, DNP3 and an interim legacy protocol (the legacy protocol was developed within the RTU logic environment to allow compatibility in older parts of the network).

 

Urban Utilities – Queensland Australia

Project Name: Urban Utilities (QLD)
End user: Urban Utilities (QLD)
Consultant:
Contractor:
Period: 2014 to 2014
Description: Urban Utilities manage water and waste water assets in the greater Brisbane area.  The RTU32 and RTU32E controllers communicate using Modbus and DNP3 protocol.

 

50 Pumping Stations – Manama/Bahrain

Project Name: 50 Pumping Stations in Bahrain
End user: Ministry Of Works (MOW) – Bahrain
Consultant: Watson Khonji
Contractor: Nass Group – Bahrain
Period: 2002 to 2003
Description: The project covers the supply and installation of 50 lifting stations all over Bahrain. Each lifting station consists of 2 submersible sewerage pumps with a valve chamber, level and pressure sensors, electrical control panel with remote telemetry unit and telephone modem for SCADA system.Brodersen’s scope covered the detailed engineering, shop drawings, procurement and programming of 50 remote telemetry units with telephone modems and level sensors fitted in each lifting station’s control panel.

 

Karahleh Water Project – Latikiya/Syria

Project Name: Daliyeh – Karahleh Water Transmission Line
End user: Latikiya Water Authority – LATWater
Consultant: Techrin University
Contractor: Technical Group – Damascus/Syria
Period: 2003 to 2005
Description: The project covers the supply and installation of 8 water pumping stations and 5 reservoirs to feed Daliyeh area villages with potable water.Brodersen’s scope covered the detailed engineering, shop drawings, procurement, programming, installation, testing, commissioning and start-up of the PLC/RTU control system, radio telemetry system connecting all stations and reservoirs and SCADA software at Daliyeh control room.

 

Stamo Water Project – Latikiya/Syria

Project Name: Stamo – Jobet Borghal Water Transmission Line
End user: Latikiya Water Authority – LATWater
Consultant: Techrin University
Contractor: Technical Group – Damascus/Syria
Period: 2004 to 2005
Description: The project covered the supply and installation of 9 water pumping stations and 10 reservoirs to feed Jobet area villages with potable water.Brodersen’s scope covered the detailed engineering, shop drawings, procurement, programming, installation, testing, commissioning and start-up of the PLC/RTU control system, radio telemetry system connecting all stations and reservoirs and SCADA software at the control room.

 

Water Supply Scheme – Akkar/Lebanon

Project Name: Akkar Water Supply Scheme – Saudi Fund
End user: CDR – Lebanon
Consultant: BTD – Lebanon
Contractor: Metcon United – Beirut/Lebanon
Period: 2004 to 2006
Description: The project covered the supply and installation of water pumping stations and reservoirs for 12 villages in Akkar area to provide potable water.Brodersen’s scope covered the detailed engineering, shop drawings, procurement, programming, installation, testing, commissioning and start-up of telemetry system connecting stations to their reservoirs, instrumentation (EM flow meters, ultrasonic level sensors, piezoresistive borehole level sensors plus pressure and temperature sensors).

 

Water Management System – Sri Lanka

Project Name: Water Management System, Sri Lanka
End user: National Water Supply and Drainage Board
Consultant: N/A
Contractor: Local System Integrator
Period: 2006
Description: Water management system which remotely monitors and controls the water supply, consists of data logging RTUs and radios as well as a PC-based SCADA system (zenon). The complete project scope includes constructing 30 water towers, 7 water reservoirs and approx. 250 km main pipeline.

 

Water Management – Anglian Water, UK

Project Name: Water Management Systems
End user: Anglian Water – Peterborough/England
Consultant: LogicaCMG – UK
Contractor: N/A
Period: 1992 to date
Description: LogicaCMG of London has worked in partnership with Brodersen on supply of over 5,000 Brodersen Medina Bus and I/O modules to Anglian Water Services Ltd, Peterborough. Supply and installation of modules covered the period 1992 to 2000 and several Anglian Water Services capital projects, amounting to around £ 2,000,000.Brodersen has also been supplying RTUs to Anglian Water since 2005.

 

Water Management – Yorkshire Water, UK

Project Name: Water Management Systems
End user: Yorkshire Water – UK
Consultant: LogicaCMG – UK
Contractor: N/A
Period: 1998 to date
Description: LogicaCMG has worked in partnership with Brodersen on supplying over 3,000 Brodersen RTUs for a segmented network with special DF1 interface for Allen Bradley PLCs. The RTUs are used for water & waste treatment works’ monitoring and control as well as simple monitoring of pumping stations, wet wells, boreholes etc.

 

MetaSphere (ex Logica) – UK

Project Name: Various Water Projects
End user: Anglian Water, Yorkshire Water and Dublin Corporation
Consultant: N/A
Contractor: N/A
Period: 2006 to date
Description: Maintaining the supply of modems and RTUs to Anglian Water, Yorkshire Water and Dublin Corporation after taking over the LogicaCMG telemetry business.

 

Water Management – Bournemouth Water UK

Project Name: Point to Point Radio Telemetry
End user: Bournemouth Water
Consultant: Brodersen
Contractor: N/A
Period: 1999 to date
Description: Supply of a number of point-to-point radio telemetry units as I/O relay stations.

 

United Utilities – UK

Project Name: Water Monitoring & Control
End user: United Utilities
Consultant: Brodersen
Contractor: N/A
Period: 2001 to date
Description: Preferred supplier of industrial GSM modem for telemetry.

 

Dublin Corporation – Ireland

Project Name: Water & Wastewater
End user: Dublin Corporation
Consultant: MetaSphere
Contractor: N/A
Period: 1998 to date
Description: Supply of RTUs and GSM modems for water and wastewater treatment as well as simple monitoring of pumping stations, wet wells and boreholes etc.

 

Limerick Country Council – Ireland

Project Name: Water
End user: Limerick County Council
Consultant: Irish Industrial Components
Contractor: N/A
Period: 2006
Description: Supply of RTUs and zenon SCADA for reservoir level and flow monitoring as well as energy metering.

 

Waterford County Council – Ireland

Project Name: Water
End user: Waterford County Council
Consultant: Irish Industrial Components
Contractor: Abacus Water Treatment
Period: 2005 to date
Description: Supply of a number of point-to-point telemetry systems via leased line modems.

 

ABB – Abu Dhabi

Project Name: Monitoring of Water Distribution & Metering
End user: Abu Dhabi Water Authority
Consultant: Baer Metering
Contractor: ABB
Period: Installation in process
Description: Water well and distribution network monitoring and metering. 130 RTUs with a special metering protocol were implemented. High power radio communication network is used for RTU connection.

 

OEWA – Germany

Project Name: Water Monitoring & Control
End user: OEWA
Consultant: N/A
Contractor: Sunwick
Period: 1999
Description: Water supply network monitoring and controlling of water towers and reservoirs with a redundant link via PSTN and radio.

 

CPA – Austria

Project Name: Water & Well Monitoring
End user: Stadt Graz
Consultant: N/A
Contractor: CPA
Period: 1999 to 2000
Description: Water distribution network monitoring and metering. Installation with 30 RTUs using Modbus protocol via leased line and PSTN connections.

 

Wasserverband Eifel Ruhr – Germany

Project Name: Wastewater
End user: Eifel Ruhr Verband Aachen
Consultant: N/A
Contractor: N/A
Period: 2003 (phase 1), 2005 (phase 2)
Description: Monitoring, control and metering of wastewater network. Connection of wastewater treatment plant via PSTN/leased line with zenon used for HMI interface. A turnkey project.

 

Talsperrenverband Sauerland – Germany

Project Name: Monitoring Water Reservoir
End user: TalsperrenVerband
Consultant: Ing. Büro Pape
Contractor: N/A
Period: 2004
Description: Monitoring and controlling of water reservoirs by leased and PSTN lines.

 

Wasserverband Schauenburg Lippe – Germany

Project Name: Monitoring & Control Distribution
End user: Wasserverband Schauenburg Lippe
Consultant: N/A
Contractor: TDE
Period: 2001 to 2002
Description: Water well support and distribution network monitoring and metering. The system includes a wide radio network with more than 30 outstations and several radio repeaters.