Software company Aquamatix has helped deliver a comprehensive solution for the monitoring and optimisation of Veolia Water’s water and sewerage services in Tidworth, Wiltshire, UK. Utilising its cloud-based WaterWorX™ software, a real-time solution that integrates operational and fixed asset data has been developed. It has also delivered an SMS and voice alarm facility for out-of-hours alerts, creating a virtual control centre.
Veolia Water has provided water and sewerage services to domestic and commercial customers in the Tidworth and Perham Down areas since 2007. Until recently the assets were monitored and controlled at a centralised facility that also served Veolia Water’s previously owned regulated water businesses. Tidworth comprises self-contained water and wastewater systems and provides an ideal opportunity to develop and test smart water networks and performance-based water management systems.
Veolia Water’s Dave Nicholl, said: “We had a pressing need to implement a monitoring and control system. Aquamatix interpreted our needs and worked with us to deliver a cost-effective and tailored solution that has not only replaced the control centre, it has improved our visibility of on the ground operations, allowing us to make more informed decisions about our asset operations.”
Project Management, installation and commissioning was provided by Z-Tech Systems Ltd. Systems Director, Patrick Heaton said: “WaterWorX offered a standard solution which will potentially reduce development time and cost for new installations. The idea of an opex licence for SCADA will be an attractive option for some of our customers seeking to reduce cost and improve efficiency of their water assets.”
Powered by ThingWorx™, the world’s first software application platform that combines key functionality of Web 2.0, search, and social collaboration, WaterWorX™ connects water industry assets without the need for investment in expensive bespoke hardware and software.
Laurie Reynolds, Managing Director of Aquamatix, said: “it’s a real-time monitoring solution that extends beyond the capability of conventional SCADA systems by integrating data with other operational systems, such as asset management and GIS. Whilst the current Tidworth project has simply replaced the existing telemetry alarm reporting system and is a step change towards real-time operations.”
Aquamatix is a software and services company providing specialist integration of real-time systems and data for water and wastewater operations and asset management. We are adapting technologies and standards from smart grid and internet of things and applying them to the water industry. Our WaterWorX™ platform enables real-time measurements and performance data to be combined with asset and GIS data to gain new knowledge and understanding of asset condition and system performance. The insight gained can be used to optimise new investment to balance capacity, obsolescence, demand and risk.
Veolia Water provides water and wastewater management services throughout the UK and Ireland and is part of the world’s leading water company. Veolia Water specialises in delivering integrated sustainable solutions that range from drinking water supply management and wastewater treatment to bespoke design solutions for business and industry. Veolia Water is part of Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE), the worldwide reference in environmental solutions. With more than 315,000 employees, the company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in four complementary segments: water management, waste management, energy management and passenger transportation. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of $46.5 billion in 2010.
ThingWorx™ provides the first software application platform designed for today’s connected world. The ThingWorx platform combines the key functionality of Web 2.0, search, and social collaboration, and applies it to the world of “things,” including connected products, machines, sensors, and industrial equipment. Businesses use the ThingWorx platform to rapidly deliver innovative applications and connected solutions across markets ranging from manufacturing, energy, and food, to M2M remote monitoring and service, as well as in emerging “Internet of Things” applications, including smart cities, smart grid, agriculture, and transportation.
Z-Tech Systems based in Cambridge, UK provide engineering solutions in Power, Control and Information systems. Employing over 160 quality trained staff, their services include a complete package of electrical mechanical, instrumentation and software design, installation and maintenance.
Aquamatix: For further information, please contact Laurie Reynolds on +44 (0)5603 670 537 or visit our website www.aquamatix.co.uk.
Veolia Water: For further information, please contact the communications team on +44 (0)207 843 8506 or visit our website www.veoliawater.co.uk.
ThingWorx: For more information, please contact Dave Westrom on +1 (610) 594-6200 or visit our website www.thingworx.com.
Z-Tech Systems: For further information, please contact Patrick Heaton on +44(0)1954 232 097 or visit website www.z-tech.co.uk.