4 World leader in digital and control
- Thanks to our strong industrial focus, ABB has the world’s largest installed base of digitally enabled and connected devices:
- 70 million digitally enabled devices
- 70,000 digital control systems
- 6,000 enterprise-level software solutions
- 50 cloud-based services and analytics
We are also the world’s leading supplier of distributed control systems., both in general and in industries like oil and gas, pulp and paper, mining and metals, and power generation.
With around 20% market share across industries, ABB is the leader in digitally enabled control and automation, according to industry analysts, ARC Advisory and Frost & Sullivan.
5 Total automation for water facilities
ABB Ability™ Symphony® Plus is one of the most widely used DCS and SCADA systems in water applications worldwide.
Symphony® Plus maximizes efficiency and reliability through automation, integration and optimization of the entire plant, network or facility. It provides simple, scalable, seamless and secure total plant automation, including tight integration of all control equipment and geographical information systems.
Symphony® Plus is part of the ABB Ability™ portfolio of unified, cross-industry digital solutions that enable businesses to harness the power of industrial data and generate actionable insights that help them drive performance and productivity improvements.
With its built-for-purpose platform, Symphony® Plus satisfies performance objectives in operations, maintenance, engineering, IT and management. And it meets the key focus areas of markets served - plant productivity, energy efficiency, operational and cyber security, plant safety and cost of ownership.
6 Smart cities need smart utilities
Digitalization enables water companies to manage their assets more efficiently and integrate their plants and networks with other municipal services to create a smart city that uses resources optimally to improve residents’ wellbeing.
ABB solutions help water companies become smart – through digitalization, advanced SCADA and distributed control systems, measurement and analytics, communication systems, energy efficiency, pump optimization, leak detection and event management, and predictive maintenance.
For instance, in the city of Västerås, Sweden, we are developing smart city solutions with multi-utility Mälarenergi to optimize its water, wastewater, power and district heating networks, reduce energy use and non-revenue water, and create new consumer apps and services to enhance the wellbeing of the city’s residents and the success of its businesses.
7 Advanced optimization
ABB advanced digital services include a suite of optimization solutions to increase productivity and production flexibility, enable predictive maintenance and improve availability, and optimize set-points, schedules and asset life cycles. These widely proven and industry renowned services include:
OPTIMAX® Membrane Performance
Monitors and predicts reverse osmosis membrane fouling status, determines when cleaning/flushing is required and tunes parameters to maximize production, reduce operating and maintenance costs and extend membrane life.
TaKaDu Water Infrastructure Monitoring
In collaboration with our partner, TaKaDu, our software-as-a-service solution uses advanced algorithms to detect, alert, manage and provide real-time insights into leaks, bursts and other water network inefficiencies.
Water transfer leakage detection
Detects leaks to within 3 percent of the source in pipeline segments, which can be hundreds of km in length, thereby minimizing loss, simplifying maintenance and reducing operating and service costs.
PumpFit pump group control
Optimizes the number of running pumps within a pump group to minimize power consumption and release operators from manual operation.
PEMS pump efficiency monitoring system
Provides real-time information on mechanical pump efficiency – independent of pump operating point, flow, succession and delivery pressure – to give insight into the health of the pumps or pump-ing stations.
8 Collaborative Operations
Close collaboration between partners is vital to reap the full benefits that digitalization and data analytics offer.
Our ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operations Center for Water connects ABB with the customer’s HQ and production facilities, turning plant and fleet data into actionable information.
- Process engineering knowledge
- Water application expertise and deep field service experience
with digital technologies to create remote-enabled interactive environments that provide:
- Incident identification
- Predictive notification of imminent events, and
- Detailed data analytics
The center is connected to almost 700 customer sites, delivering a broad suite of advanced services in asset health, predictive maintenance, performance optimization and cyber security.
9 ABB Water Care service
ABB Water Care is a complete service offering that raises the performance of the plant’s automation and electrical assets, its operations and maintenance staff, and the production process during the life cycle of the facility.
Our life-cycle approach to plant and fleet service:
- Improves plant performance and reliability
- Extends asset and plant operating life
- Protects equipment and intellectual investments
- Brings budget stability and predictability
- Supports plant operations and engineering staff
10 Your partner across the complete life cycle
ABB Ability™ Symphony® Plus
Total plant automation for water
Symphony® Plus provides simple, scalable, seamless and secure total plant automation for the benefit of all its users:
- Simple system architecture serves the diversified plant fleets of water companies
- Simple workflow automation to engineer, configure, secure, commission and maintain the entire system
Scalable control platform to automate all areas within the plant
Scalable and flexible system architecture to support small, large and multi-system configurations
- Seamless integration of all plant devices and systems - automation and electrical, business and maintenance
- Seamless and incremental integration of new products, technologies and functionalities
- Secure and reliable control environment to prevent unauthorized access
- Secures previous investments in control system assets and intellectual property