The state of water and wastewater infrastructure was clearly the most important issue identified in the American Water Works Association State of the Water Industry survey. Many water systems built decades ago are in need of significant renewal or replacement, but because of financial challenges such as inadequate revenues to cover costs, some municipal utilities have deferred necessary maintenance. Energy costs are also an important consideration in dealing with concerns about both climate change mitigation and budgets. After labor, energy is often the second largest cost for utilities.
Since larger water and waste water systems must deal with complex equipment distributed geographically, automation using a cloud based system like FacilityConneX can dramatically improve operational efficiency, cut energy costs and improve the bottom line. Access to information on mobile is also critical to ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the people in the field.
FacilityConneX is an Enterprise-level intelligent monitoring and knowledge action system designed to bring smart asset monitoring, advanced predictive intelligence, continuous management and energy savings; all available in a secure hosted Cloud environment with online and mobile visibility. This allows plant and operations managers to:
- Monitor your equipment and thousands of fault detection scenarios.
- View the entire portfolio of assets online and on mobile to ensure that people have the right information at the right time.
- Use our advanced analytics to prioritize the work needed to minimize energy consumption and ensure quality.
Predict Failure with Advanced Diagnostics
Tank turnover trending down? Is that related to water loss? Is this a problem? Is this a crisis? Humans cannot predict failure, but your assets have the data and can tell you if they are trending out of control and if they are starting to fail. Let your assets intelligently tell the operators what is required to keep them running, what issues are occurring, and how to change a failure trend.
Identifying and preventing failures will not only save money against your machine and output efficiency; it will limit unnecessary preventive maintenance costs and save on energy usage and capital cost.
The ROI of Monitoring Based Commissioning
Monitoring based Commissioning (MBCx) builds off the concept of continuous commissioning, but uses automation to deal with the complexity. MBCx combines continuous monitoring, fault detection and diagnostics and building performance dashboards based on predictive analytics to provide persistent and continuous energy savings with full mobile visualization.
This paper assesses the ROI of monitoring based commissioning reviews the potential cost savings and operational benefits of MBCx.