Monitoring and Remote Support for Rain Spillway Basins

Configuring fault indicating router instead of programming

“The big advantage of the Monitoring App of INSYS icom is the ready tested app that is only configured knowing the own application – and this without programming knowledge!”

Gerhard Maier
Technical Manager

Wasserwirtschafts- und Betriebsgesellschaft Grafenwöhr (WBG)

Benefits for Wasserwirtschafts- und Betriebsgesellschaft Grafenwöhr

  • Cost-efficient fault indicating technology

  • App can be configured easily using a browser

  • Configuration can be adpated by the customer himself

  • Configuring instead of programming

Initial situation

Combined system sewers that direct sewage and storm water to the waste water treatment plant in one duct reach their limits quickly during heavy rain.
The KRITIS sector study “Nutrition and Water” of the BSI (German Federal Office for Information Security) rates the water-level control process such that “waste water will be diverted untreated” in case of its failure. *

Stormwater overflow basins within the sewers protect waste water treatment plant and ecosystem by buffering water mass and pumping it back to the sewer controlled after the rain has ended. Therefore, IT security is very important when updating the data processing technology.

* Source:KRITIS sector study nutrition and water, public version, revision date 05.02.2015, p. 78

Objective

In order to meet the operational requirements, the Wasserwirtschafts- und Betriebsgesellschaft Grafenwöhr (WBG, water supply, distribution and operation corporation) follow an innovative approach:

  • The realisation of the fault indicating technology is much easier and the systems are ready for user quicker with the professional routers of INSYS icom.
  • The fault indicating functions can be changed flexible simply by reconfiguring instead of rewiring like for the old “rattle technology” and without reprogramming controls (PLCs).
Solution

The outstanding improvement is “configuring instead of programming” and saves effort for PLC programming.

  • From now on, the monitored vales and actions are simply configured in the Monitoring App of the fault monitor IMON-U300 of INSYS icom using a browser.
  • This allows to realise all monitoring and fault indicating functions with less effort for service providers and an easy adaptation of the customer himself if required.

Partners
beab GmbH, electrical equipment manufacturing and maintenance
www.automatisierung-beab.de

Summary

“Configuring instead of programming!”

“The big advantage of the Monitoring App of INSYS icom is the ready tested app that is only configured knowing the own application – and this without programming knowledge!”

“A 365 m³ (12900 cu.ft.) stormwater overflow basin has been equipped with a professional router of INSYS icom after a planned complete refurbishment: It connects and processes all data points independent of manufacturer and protocol, sends the fault messages via SMS reliable to our on-call duty staff and couls also transmit the relevant data to a control center or cloud systems.”

The experts of our electrical equipment manufacturer beab GmbH use an encrypted connection via the VPN of INSYS icom for temporary remote maintenance. Establishment and closure of the VPN tunnel is controlled by our on-call duty staff IT secure using an on-site switch.”

Gerhard Maier
Technical Manager

Wasserwirtschafts- und Betriebsgesellschaft Grafenwöhr (WBG)
www.stadtwerke-grafenwoehr.de

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