Braunsbedra wastewater treatment plant: faster startup through simpler engineering

Overview

ZWAG wastewater pumping station in Braunsbedra  

ZWAG wastewater pumping station in Braunsbedra

  • In the central wastewater treatment plant of ZWAG (Zweckverband Wasserversorgung und Abwasserentsorgung Geiseltal – the Geiseltal Water Supply and Wastewater Disposal Authority), all accumulated wastewater is treated mechanically and biologically.
  • Nowadays, water management companies need their suppliers to provide comprehensive solutions rather than individual components.
  • When it comes to implementing automation tasks, this includes incorporating the pumping stations into the control system of the wastewater treatment plant using mobile communication and SHDSL technology and integrating field devices.
  • ZWAG benefits from the advantages of consistent technology.

Customer profile

Geiseltalsee near Braunsbedra  

The Geiseltalsee is the largest man-made lake in Germany

The Geiseltalsee, the largest man-made lake in Germany, is located in the ZWAG district around Braunsbedra. Brown coal was mined in Geiseltal until 1995 and it is now the site of a recreational area.

In order to ensure that the water supply in the region is not negatively impacted, all accumulated wastewater is fed into the ZWAG wastewater treatment plant.

Application

As part of modernization measures, the team at ZWAG were looking for a new solution for three wastewater pumping stations. The Stöbnitzer Mitte pumping station pumps the wastewater directly into the watercourse leading to the wastewater treatment plant. In contrast, the two new pumping stations at Geiseltalsee – the Strand Mücheln main pumping station and the Strand Mücheln pumping station – alternate between supplying the watercourse. This is more useful in terms of energy than a cascade design for the infeed.

A comprehensive solution was required, i.e., more was needed than just individual components from various different manufacturers. Additional requirements included protection against damage caused by surge voltages and operational availability ensured by a modern uninterruptible power supply. In light of this, the optimally coordinated concept from Krohne Messtechnik and Phoenix Contact made quite an impression. The concept is based on function blocks from the Waterworx water process library which were developed jointly by both companies. The blocks can be used to easily integrate the measuring technology into the automation and control technology.

Solution

Wastewater pumping station at Geiseltalsee near Braunsbedra  

Measuring technology from Krohne and automation devices from Phoenix Contact

Various automation technology tasks have been implemented based on this setup. This includes incorporating the pumping stations into the control system of the wastewater treatment plant using mobile communication and SHDSL technology and integrating field devices, such as the Optiflux 2050 W flowmeter from Krohne, as well as other measuring and drive technology components.

The PSI-MODEM-SHDSL/ETH industrial permanent line modem can be used to network serial devices via broadband using in-house copper cables. The SHDSL technology enables data rates of up to 30 Mbps. The SHDSL modem can be used to establish point-to-point connections, path redundancy as well as line and star topologies. This means that the modems automatically determine the SHDSL rate between themselves, thereby eliminating the need for configuration via DIP switches.

The assignment of an IP address and client/server configuration is not required. An integrated logbook and alarm outputs simplify servicing on site.

Wastewater pumping station with touch panel  

On-site operation via a touch panel

Mobile communication replaces lack of cable-based connections

Where in-house lines or the public telephone network are not available, the high-performance 3G router from the PSI modem product range is used to forward data wirelessly to the control system. The pumping stations are integrated into the IP network via a UMTS/HSPA connection. If this connection does not work, the 3G router automatically switches to GPRS/EDGE. The built-in firewall and VPN support protect against unauthorized access.

The data link and quality of the mobile network are also monitored. If the situation worsens, the 3G modem sends a corresponding message or re-establishes the mobile network connection. Six configurable switching inputs allow SMS messages or e-mail to be sent independently, to multiple recipients. The four integrated switching outputs can be actuated via password-protected SMS to check the system state remotely and to switch functions.

Products

DescriptionTypeOrder No.
Unmanaged Ethernet extender for point-to-point connections, line and ring structuresPSI-MODEM-SHDSL/ETH2313643
PROFINET bus coupler for connecting distributed I/O devicesIL PN BK DI8 DO4 2TX2703994
WATERWORX software library for PC WorxWATERWORX2400180
Security device in metal housingFL MGUARD RS4000 TX/TX VPN2200515
PC WORX UA SERVERPC WORX UA SERVER2402685
atvise® visualization softwareATVISE2400478
ACRON data management softwareACRON2400115
Axiocontrol for the direct control of Axioline F I/OsAXC 30502700989
DescriptionTypeOrder No.
Unmanaged Ethernet extender for point-to-point connections, line and ring structuresPSI-MODEM-SHDSL/ETH
PROFINET bus coupler for connecting distributed I/O devicesIL PN BK DI8 DO4 2TX
WATERWORX software library for PC WorxWATERWORX
Security device in metal housingFL MGUARD RS4000 TX/TX VPN
PC WORX UA SERVERPC WORX UA SERVER
atvise® visualization softwareATVISE
ACRON data management softwareACRON
Axiocontrol for the direct control of Axioline F I/OsAXC 3050

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