In water and wastewater treatment facilities, cost and reliability are the key performance indicators. By applying ABB’s expertise, municipalities can implement more stable and economical processes that lower energy consumption, reduce waste, and minimize disturbances and downtime, resulting in a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for their facilities.
Energy consumption often accounts for up to 50% of total operating costs for municipalities. Motors, which consume large amounts of energy, are an obvious target for improvement. Process disturbances, which can add unplanned and unwelcomed costs, are also a target. Leveraging variable frequency drives (VFDs) in pumping, aeration and other relevant applications can reduce energy consumption and provide consistent, smooth operation, which can translate into significant cost savings. Additionally, this operational consistency improves uptime and reliability, which has an impact on the facility’s ability to meet environmental and regulatory requirements.
Successful operation in a water or wastewater treatment plant can be highly dependent on the motors, drives and automation system you use. Working with a knowledgeable partner who has industry expertise and products, and provides 24/7/365 technical support can translate to optimal results. ABB’s world-class solutions can help you optimize the most important key performance indicator for water utility assets: Total Cost of Ownership.
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