Siemens Industry Inc. is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years.
As one of the world’s leaders in industry automation and an experienced provider of integrated technologies, we offer products and systems tailored to the requirements of the water and wastewater industry.
The Process Industries and Drives Division can support you in continuously improving the reliability, safety, and efficiency of your products, processes and plants. We can thus help you measurably increase your productivity and improve your time-to-market – with innovative, integrated technology across the entire lifecycle.
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There has been no shortage of studies, discussions and debates surrounding the concept of energy efficiency over the past 40 years. Scientific studies suggest a relationship between greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change, strengthening the belief that human activity was harming the environment.
A global beverage company produces, markets, sells and distributes a variety of beverages including beer, malt, soft drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. The brewery has utilized several types of SITRANS F flowmeters from Siemens to regulate all aspects of the brewing process for more than a decade, including SITRANS F C Coriolis meters to monitor the sugar concentration in wort prior to fermentation.
Drilling fluid is critical for successful oil extraction. Typically made up of water, clay and a complex mix of chemicals, it supports the drilling process in a variety of ways — from lubricating and cooling the drill bit under high-temperature and high-pressure conditions, to lifting drill cuttings to the surface, to maintaining oil well stability and safety. But drilling fluid is not a “one size fits all” solution. To work properly, the fluid must be optimized for the unique geographic conditions of individual well sites.
A carpet manufacturer in Belgium produces 23,920 sq. yds of tufted carpet every day. To increase the flexibility of its machines and reduce costs, the company decided to stop manufacturing its dyes in batches and switch to a continuous process using an inline mixer that produces the right color instantly. Read more to learn how this was accomplished with the help of the SITRANS FC410 mass flow meter.
A commercial real estate corporation that owns, develops and operates premier properties in major North American cities was one of the earliest companies to recognize the benefit of individually metering tenants for their utility usage. When designing a prestigious building complex in New York City, the company sought a flow meter that would facilitate this task. After careful consideration of several options, the choice became clear: clamp-on ultrasonic flow technology from Siemens.
At one of the most prestigious universities in Asia, the main campus comprises a large number of buildings clustered within an area less than 2 km2 (1.2 mi2). Because the university was built more than a century ago, many facilities on the campus were never fitted with the proper instrumentation for energy measurement, making it difficult or impossible to monitor the performance of most HVAC systems, including the cooling system.
After having been reluctant of using clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters for energy measurement in cogeneration plants in large residential and commercial buildings, a U.S.-based engineering firm was convinced by the clamp-on meter’s strengths.
Not cool enough in summer. Not warm enough in winter. Guests staying at a prestigious country club in New York state complained regularly about the air conditioning and heating of their luxury suites and apartments. The geothermal heat exchange system serving this facility had never, in fact, been fully functional.
An electrical contractor in the Upper Midwest United States provides oilfield tank monitoring for several oil companies. They supply level measurement and control in nearly 400 barrel tanks containing crude oil and/or produced salt water.
SUEZ operates regulated water systems in eight states, and provides contract services to over five million people. SUEZ operates several water systems in the suburbs of New York City including SUEZ New Rochelle and SUEZ Westchester in Westchester County, New York.
There are a variety of costs that are easy to overlook in water treatment. But as Herman Coello, Products Manager for SIEMENS Process Instrumentation, explains in this Water Online video, accurately measuring your flow and treatment parameters can reduce them all. Much-overlooked expenses such as pumping inefficiencies and chemical overdosing can all be reduced to save operating expense.
Measurement of gas flow at the wellhead with a differential pressure (DP) transmitter is a demanding application in which accuracy, reliability, and ease of installation are of the utmost importance. This is particularly the case at remote well sites, where limited availability of power and access to skilled labor can present difficult challenges that result in increased cost and operational complexity.
A plant processing 26,417,205 gallons of wastewater a day can have difficulty determining exact measurements of chemical closing in water. While costs differ in several cases, a plant this size can save up to 6%, or $21,000, of annual costs. Find out what inefficient dosing is costing you via our third webinar in the Cost of Water series.
Learn how to improve your bottom-line by reducing leaks in distribution systems and aligning your pumping routines with the variable electricity rates of your supplier.
In the agriculture sector today, where water usage reporting is increasingly becoming a requirement for irrigation system operators that divert water in regulated areas from ground and surface sources, accurate metering is critical.
Ever since Coriolis flow measurement technology achieved mainstream appeal, industry has been fervently striving to take advantage of its benefits. And while Coriolis is clearly a highly advantageous solution for many crucial flow measurement applications, it is not without flaw.
Since the first Coriolis flow sensors were introduced to the marketplace in the 1970s, the technology has evolved considerably. As the installed base for Coriolis grew, the sensors were being called upon to deliver data in environments with increasing levels of complexity. This meant that Coriolis sensors had to adapt and conform to a dizzying array of ever-changing installation requirements, process conditions, communication formats, and configuration parameters. The following article highlights four key advances in Coriolis flow measurement’s journey from the 1970s to today.
There is no doubt that the practice of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, has completely changed the oil and gas landscape in recent history. There is also no doubt that this is a highly technical process.
Coriolis measurement has been adopted as a default technology in many application scenarios due to its high accuracy and immunity to process variables (temperature, pressure and flow profile). However, Coriolis wasn't always widely accepted. Two applications, in particular, helped what was once a nascent flow measurement technology gain a foothold in the marketplace.
Jack Roushey, product manager for instrumentation at Siemens, gives his take on trends in the water industry, including the three most important factors for ensuring a quality end product — safety, performance, and reliability within your process measurement and control regime. Talking to Water Online's Kevin Westerling, Roushey illuminates the impact of these important parameters with a discussion on lead in drinking water, which has recently caused contamination events, regulatory scrutiny, and a mandate for improved process control.
I think that in this day and age, everyone knows a variety of ways to conserve at least a little bit of energy and save money while doing so. This is true at home, and across any industry. Take for instance the energy consumption across the United States just in the water treatment process. With thousands of water public utilities across the nation, the amount of energy usage is significant enough to make the statistical charts.
Throughout my time in the industry, the one question that always gets brought up is, “With all of the options and technologies available, what is the best way to measure water and wastewater flow?”
In recent years, the debate about which technology is best suited for level monitoring and open channel monitoring (OCM) applications has taken some traction. There are those who argue that ultrasonic level technology has been uncontested as the standard for level and OCM applications in the water industry. The counter-argument is that radar technology is more effective because it is more robust and accurate than ultrasonic technology.
When first moved from water reservoirs, water contains materials that need to be treated and or removed. All microorganisms, flora and fauna waste, assorted dirt and insects all need to be dealt with before, water is fit for human consumption. It is understood that, water needs to make many detours in its path from raw supplies to the tap. All these detours start at the treatment plant. At the plant water goes though applications that remove contaminants such as suspended solids, bacteria, algae, fungi, and minerals such as iron and manganese. The final objective is to turn contaminated debris choked water into safe, drinking water.
Manual tank gauging is a common oilfield activity that’s resulted in multiple worker deaths in recent years. By using work practice control, operators can reduce the risks it poses significantly.
The key aspects to any process measurement and control of water is the quality and safety of the end product, in this case drinking water. There are three important factors that contribute to the quality of the product. Those factors are the performance of the measurement and control instrumentation, the long term reliability of the measurement and the inherent safety to the consumer.
The FS230 simplifies and optimizes your day-to-day operation with an unparalleled data update rate, superior user-friendliness and a leading variety of options for customization, securing the highest measurement quality at the lowest cost. Watch the video demonstration for an explanation of the three simple steps of installation.
Digital innovation. Unmatched noise immunity. The Siemens ultrasonic flowmeter solution, best-in-class performance and day-to-day operation for all liquids and pipe sizes. Watch the video for an overview of the SITRANS F S ultrasonic flowmeter product family.
Jack Roushey, Product Manager for Siemens electromagnetic flowmeters, presents on how to use magmeters in zero upstream and zero downstream applications. Based on their demonstrated ability to perform in non-ideal conditions, the SITRANS F M MAG 5100W and MAG 8000 electromagnetic sensors from Siemens have received approval for 2% accuracy custody transfer (MI-001) and non-custody transfer applications for installation with zero diameter upstream pipe and zero diameter downstream straight run pipe from the sensor.
In recent years, the debate about which technology is best suited for water and wastewater level measurement and monitoring is heating up. There are those who argue that ultrasonic level technology has been uncontested as the standard for level and open-channel measurement applications in the water industry.
Accurate measurement of water consumption across a large metropolitan area is no easy task, but for a water company it can mean the difference between profitability and throwing money down the drain. That’s why City West Water, a major water supplier to residential, commercial and industrial sites in and around the city of Melbourne, Australia, has been working with Siemens for more than a decade to install SITRANS F M MAG 8000 electromagnetic water meters at high-consumption sites and in fire service applications.
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A Municipal Water Plant in the Southeast United States treats and supplies potable water to a large metropolitan area. Part of the process requires accurate flow measurement of the water from individual pumps to the main distribution system. Part of the process requires accurate flow measurement of the water from individual pumps to the main distribution system.
United Water, a division of the global conglomerate Suez Environement, operates regulated water systems in eight states, and provides contract services to over five million people.
The Siemens FC430 Coriolis flow sensor has been chosen as a Finalist in the Process Control – Flowmeters category! Please vote now through December 21st to ensure that Siemens comes out on top and wins another year Engineers' Top Choice!
For several decades, Siemens has been at the forefront when it comes to level monitoring and along the way, the HydroRanger has truly proven itself in hundreds of thousands of applications common in the water and waste water treatment process.
In this webinar, you'll learn to identify what custody transfer is and why it is so important, as well as how the Coriolis flow meter works. We'll also look at how Coriolis meters play a large part in the custody transfer applications in the oil and gas and Petro chemical industry. For more information please register for this informative 20 minute webinar.
Siemens Process Industries & Drives Division is pleased to bring you the enhanced HydroRanger 200 HMI ultrasonic level controller for measurement in a wide range of industrial applications including water/wastewater monitoring and pumping, inventory management, truck load-outs, and open channel monitoring.
Based on experience and knowledge gained from application of the highly-effective Zimpro® wet air oxidation (WAO) technology, Siemens has developed an electro-oxidation process to address the needs of refinery and petrochemical spent caustic treatment.
When refineries generate caustic, they run the risk of hurting the environment or local wastewater treatment plants unless it is treated properly. Of course, doing so is not as easy as it sounds. While many operations treat caustic through biological methods and run into obstacles, Siemens offers an alternative method. Oil and Gas Online spoke with Mark Clark about the properties of spent caustic, the problems inherent in biological treatment, and their way forward.
Smart technologies and connectivity just about everywhere have enabled Siemens Water Solutions to offer comprehensive Life Cycle Management to oil and gas customers worldwide, helping ensure that water treatment facilities are always optimized and available, for decades of safe, dependable use.
Lead in drinking water has become a very visible issue of considerable concern over the last few months. While municipalities across America have been scrutinizing the quality of their drinking water, it should at least be some consolation that manufacturers of measurement instrumentation have taken serious steps to assure that they are not contributing to the problems that have been encountered.
Siemens is pleased to announce that the Sitrans P pressure transmitters have received NSF/ANSI 61 and NSF/ANSI 372 certification.
Do you know the true cost of air in your plant?
A large power producer in the Northeast U.S. has a four unit power generation plant that operates on demand, based upon bid price to the area ISO. Plant efficiency and speed of response is crucial.
Water hammer is a very common term in the world of water. Not only can this phenomenon happen in water treatment plants but also just about any pumping system and even steam systems.
Every process, every infrastructure and every environmental condition brings with it specific requirements. That’s why we provide you a complete device family with SITRANS P pressure transmitters featuring a range of performance levels, load capacities and materials.
Siemens Process Industries & Drives Division announced recently that it is expanding the SITRANS pressure transmitter portfolio with the newly developed SITRANS P310 for basic measurement and the advanced SITRANS P410.
Siemens Process Industries & Drives Division is pleased to announce independent certification of performance for its Magmeter products in less than ideal mounting conditions.
In level measurement and specifically non-contacting level measurement, ultrasonic and radar technologies are popular across many industries. They both rely on the time of flight principle to determine the distance to the target or material from which the level can be determined.