Bangalore head-quartered wastewater management company Ion Exchange Services Ltd (IESL) has recently announced the launch of “Remote Monitoring of Water Treatment Plants”, the first-of-its-kind service in India. Announcing the launch, Dinesh Sadasivan, Executive Director and CEO of IESL said, “This service will completely overcome problems related to limited access of qualified engineers at remote sites and possible human related errors in monitoring.”
Remote monitoring services offered by IESL, ensures that the analog and digital parameters are monitored on a 24 X 7 basis, 365 days a year, and any deviation in parameter is immediately brought to the attention of concerned engineer / client, for suitable remedial action. This ensures the preventive action is effected at the initial stage itself and the chances of plant shut-down are negated to a large extent. This also enables planning for inventory at the right time, instead of facing material shortage when required, or, stocking items much in advance than required.
This technology is achieved through SIM based data acquisition system, wherein digital acquisition unit along with input/output unit/s are placed at the WTP location and data is captured on the server. This data is monitored by IESL technical team at the remote monitoring cell in IESL’s corporate office, Bangalore. Email & SMS alerts are also received at deviations in parameters. Plant performance trend over a period of time and reports can also be analyzed to assess the health of the plant to be provided on a monthly basis.
This technology does not require any change in the client’s IT infrastructure. Only the necessary instrument/s needs to be available for monitoring relevant parameters. The analog instruments need to be capable of providing 4 to 20mA output, for functioning of this service. Additional instruments may be added by client at a later date, if only a few parameters are desired to be monitored initially. A total of 14 analog and 13 digital parameters have been identified as critical parameters to be monitored, and the same has been incorporated in the input/output units. One set of digital acquisition unit and input/output unit/s is required for each WTP, as the parameters set in the input/output units have been standardized and cannot be changed.
IESL has also launched various new service packages which will help the customer in remotely monitoring the Water Treatment Plants, Automation of Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants, Automation of INDION Swift units, Automation of Cooling Tower blow down, Energy saver in Sewage Treatments Plants & Oxygen monitoring in Sewage Treatment Plants.