Apart from developing the DN3000 flowmeter, ABB teams in China and the UK worked together to deliver further electromagnetic flowmeters as well as AquaMaster devices. ABB’s digital solutions enable accurate and real-time monitoring of the flows of salty water into the plant as well as potable water being pumped out, gathering data at every stage in the desalination process.
“Based on the information from these smart devices, operators gain value-added insight into the water treatment plant’s day-to-day performance, which helps boost productivity, improve energy efficiency and prevent unexpected events,” added Ricky-WeiQi Jiang.
Coupled with the digital innovations in ABB’s flowmeters, is the cutting-edge design of the devices, which takes into consideration the harsh conditions in desalination plants, including corrosive seawater as well as high temperatures and humidity levels.
ABB’s digital water flow measurement systems are easy to set up with fast commissioning times. The innovative devices are highly intuitive and convenient to navigate, offering step-by-step guidance to plant operators. Diagnostic functions enable the systems to monitor their own operability as well as the water flow processes, and in the event of any error, the devices prompt troubleshooting options, ensuring the highest levels of performance and efficiency.
“Digitalization not only ensures that flowmeters are working optimally and efficiently. It also facilitates effective maintenance in the unfortunate event of an error,” said Ricky-WeiQi Jiang.
Furthermore, ABB also provides VeriMaster, a tool that allows operators to verify the performance of flowmeters and detect issues that might affect functionality. This verification utility also facilitates printing of calibration verification records for regulatory compliance.
“ABB’s work supports some of the most complex infrastructures and operations, and our innovative measurement solutions can help to mitigate the world’s water scarcity issues,” added Hymer-ShiPing Wen. ABB’s electromagnetic flowmeters have been used in a range of water and wastewater treatment facilities in some of the most difficult environments, using customized sensor and transmitter materials.