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Online assistance for design and configuration of water and waste water systems

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Customized planning and engineering support for your system

The configuration of power distribution and automation elements when designing water and wastewater systems, pump stations, and desalination plants determine their reliability, cost efficiency, and performance. To give consultant engineers and planners the best possible assistance with this task, Siemens has developed an efficient tool for your day-to-day work: the Siemens Water Portal. The portal contains all information relevant to the planning process in terms of electrotechnical equipment, along with practical examples for configuring the automation and power distribution.
 
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What's New?

We constantly work on improving and expanding the Water Portal to offer our best support to you. To make the updates more visible we will post our latest and upcoming changes below.

February 2020

A new Sample Configuration is online! This new desalination plant is designed for a daily water output of 200,000 m³ and can be found in the section below.
We completed the PCS 7 system architecture and integrated the G120X drives familiy into the sample configurations. LV/MV is currently ongoing and will be updated in April.
Updated templates for PCS 7 / WinCC as well as SIMIT can be found in the Application section.

April 2020

Secure Distributed Process Control System Architectures for SIMATIC PCS 7.

May 2020

Due to its rising popularity Siemens' Tender Specifications Portal was updated and received a new look and feel to increase its accessibility.

July2020

Limited Power Supply example configuration was added to the application example Desalination Large.
Application examples and Bills of Material were updated.
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Secure SCADA System Architectures for WinCC RT Professional, WinCC V7 and WinCC Open Architecture

Sample Configurations

Desalinate Seawater – Preserve Life

As a planner and operator, the most important aspects of seawater desalination are improving security of supply, reducing energy requirements, and ensuring the highest level of water treatment control. Due to the complex nature of the plants, state-of-the-art control and monitoring systems are indispensable. After all, the process not only uses a great deal of energy, it is also expensive.
We offer a wide range of application examples to further improve the efficiency of your system configuration. These make all the difference when it comes to planning more quickly, efficiently, and reliably – and you will benefit from maximum transparency at all times to allow you to make an informed decision regarding product selection.
Here you will find a scalable automation and drive technology concept based on a medium seawater desalination plant supplying 14,000 m³/day. When it comes to the specific configuration of your station, we support you with our extensive portfolio of products, services, and templates for SIMATIC PCS 7 – from design to operation and maintenance. 
Desalination Medium (14,000 m³/day - PCS 7)
Here you will find a scalable automation and drive technology concept based on a large seawater desalination plant supplying 200,000 m³/day. When it comes to the specific configuration of your station, we support you with our extensive portfolio of products, services, and templates for SIMATIC PCS 7 – from design to operation and maintenance. 
Desalination Large (200,000 m³/day - PCS 7)

Ensuring a Lasting Water Supply

In many regions of the world, groundwater is not enough to cover the need for drinking water. As a result, water treatment using surface water or even waste water become increasingly important, especially in countries that face constant water shortages or whose flowing water is heavily polluted. With our intelligent automation technology, drive technology, switch technology, and power distribution systems we support you as a planner and operator in ensuring that your plant runs smoothly and that drinking water treatment can continue day after day.
We have many different application examples to help make your system configuration even more efficient. They make all the difference when it comes to planning more quickly, efficiently, and reliably – and you will benefit from maximum transparency at all times to ensure a reliable product selection.
Typical configurations for water utilities are classified according to the daily throughput volume. Medium-sized facilities with a volume of about 5,000 cubic meters per day are best suited to smaller communities and towns. When configuring your water utility, we provide an extensive portfolio of products, services, and templates that cover all stages, from design to operation and maintenance.
Water Treatment Medium (5,000 m³/day - WinCC)
Typical configurations for water treatment plants are classified according to the daily throughput volume. Large facilities with a volume of about 120,000 to 150,000 cubic meters per day are best suited to major metropolitan areas. When configuring your water treatment plant, we provide an extensive portfolio of products, services, and templates that cover all stages, from design to operation and maintenance.
Water Treatment Large (150,000 m³/day - PCS 7)

Operating Water Supply Stations Efficiently

Pump stations play an extremely important role in the water supply. They convey water and feed it into the drinking water supply network. Because the pump stations and treatment plants are frequently separated by large distances, they are often unmanned. With our comprehensive portfolio, we support you as a system planner, equipment supplier, and plant operator by means of end-to-end engineering as well as consistent and reliable process management, both for central and remote sub-plants. For the latter we offer secure integration via telecontrol technology, with central as well as on-site or emergency operating level, and we thus ensure availability and security of supply.
We have many different application examples to help make your system configuration even more efficient. They make all the difference when it comes to planning more quickly, efficiently, and reliably – and you will benefit from maximum transparency at all times to ensure a reliable product selection.
Here you will find a scalable automation and drive technology concept based on the example of a very large water pump station. When it comes to the concrete configuration of your station, we support you with an extensive portfolio of products, services, and templates, from design to operation and maintenance.
Water Pump Station Very Large (360,000 m³/day - PCS 7)

Operating Wastewater Pump Stations Efficiently

Pump stations play an extremely important role in the disposal of water. They pump waste water to treatment plants via the wastewater network. Because the pump stations and treatment plants are frequently separated by large distances, they are often unmanned. With our comprehensive portfolio, we support you as a system planner, equipment supplier, and plant operator by means of end-to-end engineering as well as consistent and reliable process management, both for central and remote sub-plants. For the latter we offer secure integration via telecontrol technology, with central as well as on-site or emergency operating level. Preconfigured automation solutions are available especially for the transport of wastewater; these solutions independently detect and correct issues such as incipient pump blockages.
We have many different application examples to help make your system configuration even more efficient. They make all the difference when it comes to planning more quickly, efficiently, and reliably – and you will benefit from maximum transparency at all times to ensure a reliable product selection.
Here you will find a scalable automation and drive technology concept based on the example of a very large wastewater pump station. When it comes to the specific configuration of your station, we support you with an extensive portfolio of products, services, and templates, from design to operation and maintenance.
Wastewater Pump Station Very Large (575,000 m³/day - WinCC)

Efficient and Reliable Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater from households and industry contains varying levels of contamination, which may be chemical, biological, or with solid matter. That makes reprocessing of wastewater extremely costly. As a planner and operator, you face the challenge of designing and operating your plant economically and ensuring that it will remain viable into the future. We are happy to support you with our comprehensive portfolio and individual solutions.
We have many different application examples to help make your system configuration even more efficient. They make all the difference when it comes to planning more quickly, efficiently, and reliably – and you will benefit from maximum transparency at all times to ensure a reliable product selection.
Typical configurations for small wastewater treatment plants are divided into three main classes, depending on population size: size category 1 (less than 1,000 inhabitants), 2 (1,000-5,000 inhabitants), and 3 (5,000-10,000 inhabitants). When configuring your wastewater treatment plant, we support you with an extensive portfolio of products, services, and templates that cover all stages, from design to operation and maintenance.
Wastewater Treatment Small (5,000 m³/day - WinCC)
Medium-sized wastewater treatment plants are used mainly in cities and communities of up to 100,000 inhabitants. These are divided into two size categories: 4a for 10,000 to 50,000 inhabitants and 4b for populations greater than 50,000. When configuring your treatment plant, we support you with an extensive portfolio of products, services, and templates, from design to operation and maintenance.
Wastewater Treatment Medium (8,000 m³/day - PCS 7)
Very soon, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities – many in major metropolitan areas. Facilities in size category 5, which treat wastewater from more than 100,000 inhabitants, are subject to special requirements. When configuring your treatment plant, we support you with an extensive portfolio of products, services, and templates that cover all stages, from design to operation and maintenance.
Wastewater Treatment Large (30,000 m³/day - PCS 7)

Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructures

In the following section we provide you with general information on cybersecurity at Siemens as well as concepts for selected products and systems.

Cybersecurity at Siemens
Protect what you value – with our holistic approach and leading technology expertise.
Charter of Trust
For a secure digital world. Cybersecurity is becoming the most important security topic of the future – particularly in the age of digitalization.
Defense in Depth
Comprehensive concept for plant and network security as well as and system integrity according to IEC 62443
Cyber Security for Critical Infrastructures
White papers and technical articles including critical infrastructures, SIMATIC, WinCC and PCS 7 
Current regulations and certifications based on IEC 62443
Improve security of industrial facilities through certification and standards
Cybersecurity in the water industry: Essential protection
Article on the necessity of modern cyber security systems by Siemens.
Cybersecurity for the Process Control System SIMATIC PCS 7
Compendium Part F - Industrial Security (V9.0)

Secure Control System Architectures for SIMATIC PCS 7

We provide blueprints for system architectures - including a detailed Secure Configuration Guideline - for Fresh Water, Waste Water and (Reverse Osmosis) Desalination Plants. They are based on a certified architecture according to IEC 62443-4-1 / -3-3 for PCS 7, taking into account further requirements such as telecontrol and distributed plants. 
Blueprints and Configuration Guidelines

Configurators

Do you always need the optimum configuration for planning your project? Of course you do! For your application we offer the following tools to support all project planners, beginners and experts alike.

TIA Selection Tool
The configuration for Totally Integrated Automation
Drive Technology Configurator
Seelect between our products from entire control systems down to single motors
TIP Consultant Portal
Tool for all phases of electrical planning
PIA Life Cycle Portal
Engineering, ordering and installation for Process Instrumentation and Analytics

Tender Specifications

In order to support you with the creation of tender specifications, we provide you with a selection of tender text modules and specifications for individual products.

PCS 7 V8.2
Specification for a Process Automation System
PCS 7 V9.0
Specification for a Process Automation System
SCADA WinCC V7.2
Functional Tender Document for the Water Industry
Tender Specifications Portal
Tender and Project Documentation Support by Siemens

Application

The following documents illustrate various typical applications in the water and waste water industry. In the field of automation, process instrumentation and drive technology – as well as in combination with telecontrol technology – we offer you comprehensive concepts as well as specific solutions for efficient process management and compliance with regulatory guidelines and quality standards.

PCS 7 and WinCC/S7 Templates
Tailor-made Templates using WinCC/S7 for the Water Industry
PCS 7 and SIMIT Templates
Tailor-made Templates using SIMIT for the Water Industry
System Solutions
Application Examples Water and Waste Water
Plant-wide Automation
Guideline for a Smooth, Consistent and Standardized Solution
Typical Configuration in Water and Waste WaterTechnology
Description of Architectures and Components
Remote Configurations in Water and Waste Water Technology
Description of Concepts and Components of the Telecontrol Technology
Simocode pro V
Prevention of Pump Blockages by Changing the Direction of Rotation
Sinamics G120/G120P, CU230P-2: Pressure-Controlled Pumps
Application Description for the Scripted Commissioning
PIA Life Cycle Portal
Engineering, ordering and installation for Process Instrumentation and Analytics
SIRIUS 3RW55 soft starters – Pump cleaning
Preventing reduced active power due to clogging of pump impeller
Simulation Tool for Soft Starters (STS)
In-depth simulation application for Windows, Android and iOS