Water supply station: To the very last drop ...

Water supply station: To the very last drop ...

The station deals with water storage and distribution via an elevated container, e.g. a water tower. The elevated container is filled via a pump, which can be operated in open- or closed-loop control mode. Water is withdrawn via valves. The process command software configures its switching characteristics. Depending on the withdrawal characteristics, feedback to the pump controller and shock loads for wastewater transport can result.

Balancing the water quantity provided with the water quantity delivered is another focus. In many water supply systems, leakages are a significant waste, and elimination by trained personnel is highly important.

Training by simulating a leakage using a valve, and subsequent location of the leakage are useful exercises.

The station is fully assembled, wired and tested.

Including control system with FluidLab®-EDS Water Management, EasyPort, connecting cables, accessory set and "Getting Started" technical documentation.

Main components
3 l tank, capacitive proximity sensor, float switch, impeller flow sensor, ultrasound sensor, centrifugal pump, 2/2-way solenoid valve, 2-way ball valve with pneumatic semi-rotary drive, electric connection board, aluminum profile plate.

For single operation, a water supply tank/ground water (order no. 8024503) is required.

General training content

  • Controlling, regulating and monitoring physical variables such as levels, flows and pressure
  • Technical/physical functions of sensors and actuators as well as wiring, adjustment and parameterization
  • Analysing controlled systems, parameterizing and optimizing regulators
  • System operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair
  • Plant engineering
  • Optimization and energy monitoring
  • Electronic data processing

Learning content for project work

  • Setting the pump to open- and closed-loop control mode and determining the effect on the delivery rate
  • Determining the interaction between pressure and flow rate in a piping system
  • Controlling the water supply via various valve types and showing the effects of shock loads
  • Finding water losses in distribution networks and showing problems in leakage detection
  • Measuring/controlling levels with ultrasound sensors
  • Understanding and applying the function of pneumatically driven valves and fittings

Technical data

  • Pneumatic operating pressure: 4 - 6 bar (50 l/min)
  • Water (10 – 15 l)
  • Power supply: 24 V DC
  • 5 digital inputs
  • 7 digital outputs
  • 4 analog inputs
  • 1 analog output
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 55 x 1200 x 400 mm

Recommended training media

  • Water Supply Workbook
  • Monitoring, Control and Optimization Workbook
  • Energy Optimization Workbook
  • eLearning course: Open- and Closed-Loop Control
  • eLearning course: Process Automation
  • Water supply technology training set
  • Sewage technology training set