Water Pump Station Management System

Technology domains
Cloud Solutions | Mobile | IoT | Low level development
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Large facilities such as shipyards, automotive manufacturing plants, and aircraft maintenance hangars, have a significant amount of various equipment and machinery: forklifts, production machines, critical support equipment, and IoT devices. And all tasks related to their maintenance and monitoring are usually done manually, which is extremely time-consuming and labor-intensive.
Production Monitoring System Production Monitoring System
Production managers need real-time information about all events on the production floor to timely address any emerging manufacturing problems like production line stoppage, unplanned downtime, quality defects in the manufactured products, inadequate efficiency of processes, low productivity, and many others. However, with old equipment, it’s very difficult to get any data out of production lines other than parts produced per hour.Therefore, there’s an urgent need for industrial monitoring systems that without any modification of the existing equipment would keep track of production areas 24/7 and provide production managers with real-time data on the manufacturing process.
Smart Meter Reading Software Smart Meter Reading Software
Many people find paying monthly energy bills frustrating and challenging. Owners of standard meters need to take readings manually, which is rather tedious and time-consuming. Besides, this often leads to errors, which later turn into large energy bills. Moreover, in case you forget to submit readings, your supplier will have to send you a bill with an estimated amount of energy spent during the month. These estimates are not always accurate and often lead to shock bills.
HVAC Management System HVAC Management System
The recent trend in home automation satisfies the need of today's homeowners for maximum comfort and highly manageable home appliances. Smart home technology transforms a traditional home into a single system that can be easily adjusted according to the user's needs. Apart from lighting, such systems allow homeowners to control heating, ventilation, and air conditioning to create a healthy and comfortable living environment, improve air quality, reduce energy consumption and prevent shockingly high utility bills.
Lighting Management Application Lighting Management Application
One of the first devices homeowners invest in when equipping their smart homes is connected lighting. There are several options on the market that provide automatic lighting control — from Wi-Fi-based light bulbs that you can buy on Amazon to smart switches and dimmers that take place of old switches on the walls.
Meter Reading System Meter Reading System
Many traditional meter owners complain that they often receive unexpectedly huge utility bills at the end of the month. Manual data collection does not allow them to constantly monitor utility consumption levels and, if necessary, limit their energy usage, not to mention that it is quite a laborious procedure.Homeowners need an easy-to-use solution to read meters automatically and provide them with real-time data on their utility consumption.
GreenVaro: Complex Environmental Monitoring System GreenVaro: Complex Environmental Monitoring System
The rapid growth of manufacturing and increasing resource consumption are inevitably affecting the environment. Today, the world around us is polluted with noise, light, carbon dioxide, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and many other hazardous chemicals. Their impact on human health can lead to respiratory infections, hearing loss, and in the long term cause heart disease, lung cancer, and other critical health conditions.
Smart Meter Reading System Smart Meter Reading System
Some homeowners learn how much energy, gas, and water they have used in a month only when they receive a utility bill. Rising utility costs can affect their ability to keep up with monthly mortgage payments and stick to the budget.Therefore, there’s a need for a solution that would keep homeowners up to date with their consumption and empower them to make smarter utility usage choices to reduce costs.
Water Pump Station Management System Water Pump Station Management System
Typically, the demand for water varies day and night, resulting in variable volumes of water and output pressure by water supply stations. For this reason, they are equipped with various pumps capable of different throughput, output pressure, and power consumption. Wise distribution of load between the pumps provides very significant cost savings on electricity bills.Therefore, there's a need for a system that will help reduce costs for water supply stations by remotely monitoring water pump parameters in real-time.

Challenge

Typically, the demand for water varies day and night, resulting in variable volumes of water and output pressure by water supply stations. For this reason, they are equipped with various pumps capable of different throughput, output pressure, and power consumption. Wise distribution of load between the pumps provides very significant cost savings on electricity bills.

Therefore, there's a need for a system that will help reduce costs for water supply stations by remotely monitoring water pump parameters in real-time.

Solution

For this project, Softarex has developed a Water Pump Station Management System that helps automatically manage and optimize operational parameters for water pumps. The software is embedded into multiple PLC (programmable logic controllers) that operate in a real-time Linux environment.

The system allows users to control pumps in real time based on commands generated by the server software. Here's how it works: the server-side software collects data from the pumps on the current settings and uses a specially developed optimization algorithm to calculate the optimal operating parameters of the water pumps based on the required water supply volume.

Softarex has also created a mobile application that allows operators to monitor the status and parameters of the system in real time, as well as view comprehensive reports.

Project’s results

The Water Pump Station Management System developed by Softarex has produced the following benefits for water supply station operators:

  • Energy consumption has reduced by up to 25%;
  • Water pumps maintenance time has been reduced by 18%;
  • Water pump maintenance costs have decreased on average by 15%;
  • Employee productivity has increased by 15%.

Technical challenges

  • Development of an optimization algorithm that is capable of calculating multiple water pumps operating parameters in real time.

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