OMRAN STP UPGRADING PROJECT-NWC-KSA

Key Features:

Water is a vital source of life for not only humans but also for all forms of life on this planet. And despite the fact that 71% of the earth is water, only 2.5% of this water is fresh and suitable for human use. Thus creates growing demands on providing water through desalination and talking advantage of groundwater, besides the water treatment process.

To meet those demands, the construction of water stations is a must. And companies will need to utilize different technologies to preform efficiently and take advantage of every resource available.
Water wells are structures created in the ground using different methods such as digging, driving, and drilling to enable accesses to the ground water. This ground water is transported from one place to another through the pumping stations pumps and other equipment. Therefore a secure and reliable communication method is required between the pumps, equipment and the water wells.

The Challenges

• Providing a communication solution to transmit Analog I/O data between 21 locations in the Waste Water treatment plant and the control room.
• Overcome the lack of cabling challenge.
• Not affected by high temperature, poisonous gas, and corrosion.
• Achieving high throughput to handle high data rates.
• Supporting Modbus to offer backward compatibility with SCADA.

The Solution


After deep analysis, Xceltra decided to provide the customer with provide a combined solution consisting of an Analog input module supporting Modbus Protocol and a Wireless bridge solution to be installed for Saudi national water company (NWC). This decision was made based on the following factors:

• Using the wired solutions wasn’t an option due to lack of cabling.
• Since the distance between the sites was a maximum of 500 meters, we used Wifi bridge with high gain external antennas to overcome obstructions.

After project deployment, the equipment have proven to be highly reliable, withstanding rough environmental conditions and the communication link was stable with no delays.

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