Ramp metering

Ramp metering

For safe inflow

Ensure inflow to the wastewater treatment plant corresponds to requirements using control solutions from Phoenix Contact.

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The wastewater treatment plant inflow system must be highly flexible so that it can respond to constantly changing weather events. The ability to adjust control processes to different framework conditions in good time is made possible by digital information from the plant utilities.

Phoenix Contact provides control solutions for inflow structures, storm-water relief systems, and pumping stations. Specially developed functions and components allow needs-based operation with a focus on availability and resource efficiency.

Your advantages

  • Easy planning, configuration, and realization with turnkey hardware and software solutions
  • Holistic and deeply integrated security concepts to protect plants against unauthorized access and risks
  • Versatile data transmission via your own telecommunications cable, wireless, or Industrial Wireless

Intelligent pump automation with remote connection

Distributed pumping stations are used everywhere to bridge height differences in wastewater systems. Their continuous and energy-efficient operation is not all that is needed to operate individual pumps cost effectively and securely. Seamless monitoring, in particular with remote utilities, is also beneficial. Extend the runtime of your plant with our solution. PumpControl from Phoenix Contact takes on all of the industry-specific control and regulation tasks for distributed pumping stations with up to four pumps. Connection to the control room ensures the cost-effective operation of your pumping stations. Access to all information is easy to realize using wireless systems in combination with secure remote control protocols.

Wastewater network  

Control and regulation of distributed pumping stations

Automated rain overflow basin

Rain overflow basin  

Automated rain overflow basin

Rain overflow basins are in operation for many years. Furthermore, they are often still equipped with mechanical throttle units for regulating the outlet volumes. In the future, regulations on pollution and rain water volume calculations will be tightened. Discharged water volumes will have to be recorded and balanced. This is easy to realize with a combination of modern measurement, automation, and transmission technology.

Flexible solutions for distributed pumping stations

Realize simple pumping stations with the modular PLC logic relay controller or modernize complex applications in the shortest amount of time using the open PLCnext Technology control platform. Simple pumping stations with up to two pumps and level measurement can be realized cost-effectively with PLC logic and a local visualization system. The installation of an optional modem makes monitoring possible. A PLCnext Control device can be extended with the PumpControl software solution to facilitate the control of up to four pumps with frequency converters and analog measurements. All of the parameters of a large pumping station are configured using a web-based visualization interface. Key operating parameters are transmitted to the higher-level control system through OPC UA and Modbus/TCP.

Topology: Control solutions for pumping stations  

Flexible solutions for distributed pumping stations


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