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Yokogawa to deliver statewide centralised WIMS in India

As part of India’s Smart Cities Mission, Yokogawa India has been commissioned with the implementation, operations, and maintenance of a centralised WIMS in Jaipur.

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Yokogawa India, has been entrusted by the State Government of Rajasthan with the implementation, operations, and maintenance of a centralised, integrated water information management system (WIMS) in Jaipur, the state capital.

The Smart Cities Mission is an urban renewal and retrofitting programme aimed at the development of 100 cities across the country making them citizen-friendly and sustainable. The objective is also to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘smart’ solutions.

Awarded through RajCOMP Info Services, a Rajasthan state-owned company responsible for IT services, the initial commissioning of the multimillion-dollar project will be completed in November 2018, after which Yokogawa will provide 24/7 onsite facility management services for five years.

The challenge in Rajasthan

Water demand in Rajasthan, the largest state in India, has continued to rise along with the growth in population, and already exceeds supply in many areas, making it increasingly difficult for the state’s Public Health Engineering Department to deliver the quantity and quality of water required.

With the present public drinking water systems – supplying more than 370 million litres per day – most of the data collection has been done manually or using supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems where information is stored locally.

This means measurement frequency is limited, recorded data is sometimes inaccurate, and central decision-making cannot be carried out in an effective, timely manner.

How will the Yokogawa WIMS operate?

The WIMS initiative aims to establish a centralised monitoring system for both the potable water supply and industrial and municipal wastewater systems across the state to optimise resource utilisation and improve service delivery.

Yokogawa will leverage the open, scalable architecture of its FAST/TOOLSTM SCADA system to integrate legacy SCADA installations in 100 geographically remote locations into a single network.

The company will also be responsible for implementing water network management and analytics software, as well as developing mobile applications for field personnel.

Water flow and energy consumption data from the multiple SCADA systems will be transferred regularly to a central command center and data storage facility, named the Water Information Hub, to be built at the State Data Center in Jaipur.

The new monitoring system will provide a real-time view of assets and the distribution process in dashboards that are optimised by purpose and target user. The new network will enable easier expansion of the water supply and treatment monitoring system as demand grows in the future.

“Yokogawa offers effective water distribution management and energy conservation solutions, as well as integration of field data to enable predictive analysis for the water and wastewater domain. We expect the new centralised system will deliver significant savings of both water and electricity,” commented Anil Singh, technical general manager at RajCOMP Info Services.

“As part of the Smart Cities Mission, the Government of India is promoting models of sustainable urban development in 99 cities across India,” said Raman Garg, head of sales for non-conventional solutions at Yokogawa India. “Yokogawa is honored to be selected for this crucial project that will demonstrate how our expertise in industrial automation and IT can deliver long-term benefits to vital social infrastructure like water supply and treatment.”

Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl
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