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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.

Whether your role is engineering, operations, plant maintenance, or even plant management, we offer tailored information to fit your needs. Learn from our vast experience about up-and-coming trends in industry standards as well as innovative technologies such as web-based process control, digitalization, integration of smart instrumentation, remote monitoring and support, and more. Walk through our showcase of process measurement and control solutions and use the pop-up boxes to better understand the available choices. Let your fingers do the walking as you mine down to the information that‘s most important to you.

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Flow Measurement For Every Application   The Cost Of Water: Leak Detection, Economy Pumping And Dosing   Siemens Process Instrumentation Brochure

Flow Measurement For Every Application

 

The Cost Of Water: Leak Detection, Economy Pumping And Dosing

 

Siemens Process Instrumentation Brochure

PRODUCTS

The HydroRanger 200 gives you unparalleled ease of use, setup in under a minute, customer-driven features, and PROFIBUS DPV1- all to make your work simpler and to provide the reliability you have grown to trust in Siemens ultrasonic controllers.

Positioners are essential to the smooth and reliable operation of your process. They play a vital role in ensuring the best possible performance throughout your plant. A great example is our new electropneumatic positioner, the SIPART PS100. Its ease and speed of initialization make it a winner for valve manufacturers, the chemical industry, the energy sector, and many other fields. Special benefits of the SIPART PS100 include robust construction and ease of operation.

Efficiently service and maintain intelligent field devices
Field devices are the eyes and ears of automation. The failure of a valve positioner, temperature, flow or pressure sensor can quickly lead to serious malfunction of the process. With SIMATIC PDM Maintenance Station V3.0, Siemens offers the right solution for efficiently monitoring the condition of smart field devices, irrespective of the automation and control systems used

Wastewater treatment process technologies continue to improve. To take advantage of their full potential, they require process measurement and control as robust and longlasting as they are. Our cost-effective process instrumentation gives you the reliability, seamless integration and automation you need to deliver the best treatment efficiency, optimized energy consumption and safe processes, whether you are modernizing existing treatment plants or developing new ones.

Interchangeable sensors and transmitters provide ideal flexibility for flow measurement.

The SITRANS FS230 digital clamp-on ultrasonic flow meter is a process-optimizing solution for measuring flow in virtually any liquid application. Designed to provide both exceptional performance and outstanding cost savings, the FS230 is an ideal fit for many industries requiring high-quality liquid flow measurement.

Coriolis mass flow meter systems, sensors, and transmitters utilize the latest technology for high performance.

Our SITRANS P transmitters stand for measurement precision, ruggedness and maximum user-friendliness. And of course, when it comes to international approvals or industry standards, our measuring devices reliably meet the demands of the increasingly complex tasks found in the process industry.

SITRANS T temperature measurement devices can be connected to many different thermocouples and resistance thermometers, as well as mV and resistance sensors. The SITRANS T temperature transmitters are available as intrinsically safe, explosion proof and non-sparking versions and also as non-hazardous.

Supplying drinking water to the population and treating wastewater are two very important global challenges. On a daily basis, system planners, designers and operators are required to keep the global increase in water consumption under control in the face of growing water shortages and the salination of fresh water resources. As industry experts for water applications, we offer powerful, innovative technical solutions to assist you.

For more than 30 years, Siemens valve positioners have provided safe, uninterrupted performance for process industries worldwide. Our valve positioners control a broad range of pneumatic actuated rotary and linear valves and specialty tasks like damper drives with absolute reliability. Siemens positioners meet changing market needs and expectations.

Siemens Process Instrumentation Service group provides a highly-skilled staff of competent, trained engineers and specialists to provide service and support.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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Harleysville, PA 19438

UNITED STATES

Phone: 800-365-8766

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FEATURED ARTICLES

  • There are many reasons to verify the performance of your SITRANS FM electromagnetic flow meter. Whether you need to ensure that the meter’s accuracy complies with local agency requirements, provide a customer with a certificate of verification for billing purposes, or simply perform some troubleshooting, the SITRANS FM magmeter family provides options for both internal verification or independently certified external verification.

  • Siemens Process Instrumentation brings you innovative measurement solutions to increase plant efficiency and enhance product quality, including flow, temperature, pressure, level, weighing, and valve positioning. And we understand that in the process industry, every second counts – which is why we offer world-class engineering, testing, and production directly from our 183,000 ft2 state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in North America. Your production doesn’t stop, so why would we? Siemens delivers the instruments you need and the reliability you depend on, with same-day shipping and service available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • Even as cyber threats increase in scale and frequency to critical infrastructure sectors, the water industry shows a varied level of preparedness from one utility to the next. Implementing an effective cybersecurity program is both necessary and achievable. We've gathered industry leaders and technology experts to examine the current state of cybersecurity in the water sector and share practical advice on securing your facility against threats.

  • 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’s a lot to be considered in the price tag of an ultrasonic instrument. Derek Moore from Siemens explains how the historical way of thinking only of capital costs needs to change to the more holistic approach of total expenditures (TOTEX).

  • The City of Decatur Wastewater Treatment plant in Texas includes a polishing pond and effluent discharge basin, both of which can be overcome with algae growth depending on weather and environmental conditions throughout the year. At times, the algae overgrowth would plug areas of these systems and restrict or block the flow from the polishing pond and effluent basin, which sit approximately 300 yards from each other.

  • The Saalfeld-Rudolfstadt Association in Germany is committed to supply around 82,000 inhabitants with clean drinking water. The resulting wastewater must be cleaned and disposed of to enable a closed water cycle. To allow for smooth processes, the customer relies on cutting-edge technologies to optimize flow measurement.

  • In industry today, everyone is looking for ways to conserve a bit of energy and save some money. For instance, consider the energy consumption across the United States just in the water treatment process. With thousands of public water utilities, the amount of energy usage is significant.

  • When it comes to level instrumentation, one technology definitely does not fit all. Assuming you can use the same level device to meet every measurement need is unlikely to yield optimal results for your processes – or your bottom line.

  • Siemens offers our water/wastewater customers the ability to make process measurements, and remotely monitor the activity and health of their instrumentation. In conjunction with SITRANS store IQ, information can be uploaded to the cloud and used to provide you with real-time monitoring of multiple assets, retrieving real-time data from multiple remote sites for your user group, anywhere and anytime.

  • In this on-demand webinar join Eric Heilveil of Siemens Industry Inc., as he discusses a new advance in custody transfer flow measurement for the gas industry, that delivers critical accuracy with a very low cost of ownership.

  • Control valves are critical components in almost every process, and one of the most expensive. Between the compressed air driving your pneumatic actuators and the regular maintenance on the valve assemblies themselves, many factors contribute to the continual costs of keeping your process up and running.

  • Martin Dingman of Siemens Process Instrumentation will discuss the new FS230 clamp-on ultrasonic meters for liquid and gas hydrocarbon flow measurement. Topics to be covered are theory of operation, innovative features and benefits, liquid and gas hydrocarbon applications, installation tips and tricks, and selection criteria.

  • To increase the reliability of field devices, some manufacturers equip instruments with internal verification functions based on integrated hardware components. Procedures for the internal testing of devices are not new to the market, but rather a standard feature – at least for MID (European Measuring Instrument Directive) devices. This article looks at the advantages and disadvantages of advanced integrated verification functions for electromagnetic (MAG) flow meters with advanced integrated verification functions compared to external verification.

  • If your head spins after reading how amazing one level measurement technology is in comparison to another, understanding the key attributes of these technologies and their applicability to specific processes may help to clear the waters.

  • Pumped storage hydro-electric power is a method of producing electricity to supply high peak power demands by moving water between water reservoirs at different elevations. At times of low electrical demand, excess generation capacity is used to pump water back into the higher reservoir. When there is higher demand, water is released back into the lower reservoir through a turbine. Pumped-storage schemes currently provide the most commercially important means of large-scale grid energy storage. Such systems greatly improve the daily capacity factor of power generating systems though out the world.

  • A utility company in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States needed to regulate the outflow of a large dam built in the 1930s. The outflow of the dam feeds a river into which the state government wanted to reintroduce a salmon run. Because of this, the utility company would need to comply with some very restrictive limits on how quickly they could change the level of the river. They were now required to account for all water flowing downhill from the dam.

  • When an energy storage facility in New York, USA was looking for a way to improve the efficiency of their power generating turbines they did not have many options to choose from. Because of the sheer size, the space limitations and performance requirements of the application, the only option was to install a SITRANS FS230 clamp-on ultrasonic flow meter from Siemens. 

  • A suburban township in the upper Midwest United States buys their drinking water from a major municipal water district. The township’s water distribution system network has four connections to the larger municipality’s water transmission main. The municipality has many wholesale customers and has implemented contracts with each customer to limit the peak flows and the time of day in which they may occur. If a customer exceeds the limit, they are assessed significant surcharges.

  • Siemens offers to our customers the ability to make both process measurements, and to remotely monitor the activity and health of instrumentation, whether you have a SCADA, PLC or DCS system, or not. By utilizing Siemens’ ability to offer unparalleled flow, level, pressure, temperature, and weight measurement we can provide a broad range of process measurements and offer unequaled monitoring of the health and performance of those products.

  • Your water treatment facilities and water distribution networks are a complex set of interlocking steps that should include making the measurement, protecting that information in the cloud, and then putting it in the hands of key personnel, regardless of where they may be. This is the challenge of the 21st century — extracting needed information and getting it to the right people. This is where digitalization comes in.

  • For 30 years, the HydroRanger 200 has been the industry standard for level measurement in water/wastewater monitoring and pumping, inventory management, truck load-outs, open channel monitoring, and anything in between. The HydroRanger 200 gives you unparalleled ease of use, setup in under a minute, customer-driven features, and PROFIBUS DPV1- all to make your work simpler and to provide the reliability you have grown to trust in Siemens ultrasonic controllers.

  • A West Coast wastewater management facility provides design, management, and maintenance of the sanitary sewer system for an entire county, including the conveyance system and treatment system. The wastewater treatment plant has been established for over 50 years and has the capacity to treat 41 million gallons of sanitary sewage per day (mgd).value chain. Siemens suggested that the customer try the Siemens HydroRanger 200 controller. The HydroRanger 200 uses proven, continuous, ultrasonic echo ranging technology to monitor water and wastewater of any consistency up to 15 m (50 ft) in depth.

  • Siemens Process Automation is proud to announce the opening of a state-of-the-art technology showcase and demonstration center in the greater Philadelphia area, offering customers in the process industries a chance to experience the future of industrial operations up close, hands-on and all under one roof.

  • The water and wastewater industry has been dominated by automation based on programmable logic controllers working in tandem with SCADA. However, newer systems that better blend those aspects provide improved intelligence. As a result, plant operators aren’t required to maintain a separate engineering station to control strategy as well as the HMI.

  • The best systems are ones that are not just effective by design; importantly, they are employed to optimal effect. When it comes to treatment plant instrumentation and automation, it's essential that the volumes of data collected throughout the treatment process are easily understood and acted upon. In this video, Jack Roushey, Marketing Manager for the Flow Division of Siemens Process Instrumentation, talks about how Siemens addresses these challenges through their portfolio of process measurement and analytics systems. He discusses the advantages of digitalization, including digital twin technology, and how smart instruments can be leveraged to solve some of the industry's highest-level concerns, such as water quality and resiliency, while making it more simple than ever for operators.

  • Siemens provides the full spectrum of process measurement instrumentation for the water and wastewater industries and lays the foundation for seamless integration into the Digital world and remote monitoring.

  • How Siemens can move information from smart instrumentation to a Digital Cloud based format for protection of data.  In addition Siemens can model an entire plant through a digital twin to allow what-if analysis of the facility that can not be simulated in the world.  The cloud also allows for access of information through remote monitoring.

  • Siemens SmartMonitoring Apps can be custom designed to provide each customer information at their smartphone, tablet or PC that shows the critical data and instrument diagnostics needed to protect their processes and investments.

  • Water Treatment and water distribution are complex systems to optimize for security of supply and efficiency. Your water treatment facility is a complex set of interlocking steps that rely on each other to be working at optimum levels. Whether it’s monitoring the water intake, clarification and filtration, or water conditioning all of the treatment phases require monitoring. Your water distribution network, which may include multiple water sources for supply, requires monitoring to control water loss that may result through leakage or other factors that lead to non-revenue water throughout the distribution system.

  • Siemens offers today’s facility operators and managers the ability to remotely monitor the activity and health of process equipment, regardless of whether it’s local to the plant or in the most remote of locations. Visit us at WEFTEC booth #631 to learn more.

  • The term “carbon footprint” has been on everyone’s lips since the start of the climate change discussion. Very few industries can claim that they play no part in impacting the carbon footprint — either for good or bad. This is also true for the water and wastewater industry that will have to take a closer look at increasing the efficiency of their facilities to reduce their carbon footprint.

  • With the knowledge that no single technology can address the needs of all industrial applications, Siemens provides a complete range of level measurement devices. All backed by our global support network, providing experienced sales and technical assistance when and where you need it.

  • The SITRANS F M electromagnetic flowmeter program makes it easier for you to manage flow. From installation to overseeing operations and verifying continuous accuracy, customers rely on SITRANS F M to improve the entire value chain of activities.

  • The SITRANS F M MAG 8000 portfolio of battery-operated flowmeters combines world-class performance with a low cost of ownership, tailored to meet the needs of your specific water application. No mains power required.

  • From the smallest dose of chemicals to the massive quantities of bunker fuel pumped into a cargo ship, the Siemens Coriolis flowmeter portfolio harnesses the power of digital signal processing to bring you market-leading accuracy, a best-in-class update rate and unmatched customization flexibility for applications of every size and scope.

  • In today’s competitive business environment, which focuses on increased throughput, economies of scale and a healthy bottom line, accurate and reliable measurement is a key component. Monitoring production processes by installing a wide range of sensors including flow, level, temperature, and pressure is common and crucial to be competitive. Although there are many reasons why plant managers decide to install monitoring devices in their process, environmental and regulatory reasons dominate one side of the spectrum, whereas quality, process control and monitoring govern the other.

  • With the Sipart PS100, Siemens is presenting a new positioner that is impressively easy to commission and highly robust. The Sipart PS100 can be initialized quickly at the touch of a button, automatically adjusting itself to the attached valve. If required, it is possible to optimize the positioner for a specific application with just one further touch of a button. Just as some cameras feature portrait, sport or night mode, the positioner can be set to different modes for precise and fast adjustment, open/close operation and other applications. These functionalities save time, cut the costs of commissioning, and increase the return on investment.

  • One of the biggest costs in a water treatment facility is an overlooked one - the communications network.  Options include monthly cellular plans or building out your own network. 

  • Digitalization of the municipal water treatment industry is fragmented today, with instrumentation, control, and automation technologies mixed with manual operational activities. Such infrastructures can be detrimental in cases of hydro-geological events, such as severe storms and earthquakes. The good news: When natural disasters strike, digitalization can help get municipal water treatment back online quickly and effectively.

  • Resiliency of water service is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve with an aging infrastructure, rapid population growth and a lack of resources. However, these challenges can be overcome through digital enhancements delivering more efficient processes and preservation of supply. 

  • With SIMATIC PDM Maintenance Station V3.0, Siemens offers an optimal tool for efficiently monitoring the condition of smart field devices, irrespective of the automation or control systems used. SIMATIC PDM is a universal, non‐proprietary tool for the configuration, parameterization, commissioning and monitoring of smart field devices. The maintenance station is based on the SIMATIC DCS PCS 7 maintenance system but is now available as a standalone system. MS can run independently of the both the customers’ automation control projects as well as with complete autonomy from the PLC/DCS process control systems being used.

  • Field devices are the eyes and ears of automation. The failure of a valve positioner, temperature, flow or pressure sensor can quickly lead to serious malfunction of the process. With SIMATIC PDM Maintenance Station V3.0, Siemens offers the right solution for efficiently monitoring the condition of smart field devices, irrespective of the automation and control systems used.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Industry 4.0 stands poised to benefit your operations in enormous ways. With unparalleled control and access, you now have complete knowledge of what’s happening in your plant at all times.

  • 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.

  • Water is the most important resource for life. Highly efficient water & wastewater treatment plants are essential for improving the water quality of our rivers, lakes and oceans and increasing the extremely small proportion of usable water. Above all, energy-intensive, complex water & wastewater treatment calls for energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and straightforward operations management of all areas of the plant. Digitalization transformation holds the key to overcoming these challenges and taking the water industry to the next level of productivity.

  • Less than one percent of all the water on our planet is accessible and usable for domestic and industrial purposes. In view of the GROWING GLOBAL POPULATION and increasing URBANIZATION, it is therefore vital that we find NEW WAYS of using our limited resources of drinking water more sustainably and more efficiently, and of using new technologies to make existing water resources potable. The same applies to the treatment of wastewater, as 80% of municipal sewage currently flows untreated into our rivers, lakes and seas.

  • Water is by far the most widely used natural resource in the United States, with approximately 42 billion gallons consumed daily to support activities ranging from bathing to industrial manufacturing. Yet, in municipalities approximately 6 billion gallons of water are lost to leaks every day, and inefficient energy practices result in excess energy costs of up to 30 percent.

  • 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.