Xylem at WEFTEC

Flygt claims that its new cloud-Based SCADA system offers a cost-effective monitoring and control solution for high-demand wastewater pump station network applications. Its SCADA capabilities require no up-front costs, instead a monthly fee. The system includes all necessary hardware, software and a communication platform for dependable pump station control, monitoring and alarming.

Accuracy assured

Supplied with Flygt’s level probe, accuracy is assured, say the manufacturers, and operation is unaffected by sludge and foam buildup. Flygt MultiSmart is the next generation of technology for water and wastewater pump stations – combining the best of PLCs, RTUs and pump controllers into a comprehensive, intuitive package.

The pump station manager integrates numerous control panel components, reducing control panel cost. It also includes pre-programmed logic specifically designed to reduce operating costs. MultiSmart is easy to configure, and includes a ‘setup wizard’ for commissioning of a new station. Built-in local SCADA eliminates the added cost of HMI hardware and software. Remote control programming reduces maintenance costs by preventing clogging and labor intensive call-outs.

 Monitoring and control systems

The new SCADA cloud-based solution works with Xylem’s Flygt MultiSmart and PumpView3 monitoring and control systems. PumpView3 web-based pump control software by Flygt delivers around the clock service with alarm notification (voice, SMS or email) and standard reporting (daily monthly, or on-demand) – all with full encryption to safeguard against security concerns.

The system enables operators to connect to a new or existing pump station and execute many functions of traditional telemetry without any of the risks, for a much lower cost. PumpView3 hardware is installed in the panel with the MultiSmart pump station manager. It connects through an Ethernet connection and sends status and alarm information to a managed web server through a cellular data network. Well levels can be checked, fault status viewed, and alarms reset while historical data is recorded and readily available on demand.