Find out why PROFIBUS became the preferred water industry serial communications protocol …
Roger Marlow’s presentation will start by discussing the reasons for the initial implementation of intelligent Motor Control Centres (iMCCs) and serial communications networks in the water industry during AMP 3 and AMP 4 (2000-2010), highlighting why PROFIBUS became the preferred water industry serial communications protocol and what CAPEX savings and operational benefits were realised as a result of the implementation these technologies.
Moving forward in time, the presentation will highlight the varying extent to which different UK water utilities have embraced iMCCs/ PROFIBUS networks during the past decade and discuss the reasons for these variations. The presentation will provide examples of recent (AMP 5 (2010-2015)) projects utilising iMCCs/ PROFIBUS networks and provide details of future (AMP 6 (2015-2020)) projects using these technologies.
The presentation will conclude by describing how the increased use of iMCCs/serial comms networks in the water industry necessitated the development and management of a common specification for the design and installation of PROFIBUS networks in the UK water industry (WIMES 3.02(A)) and how this specification fits into a suite of over 70 common mechanical and electrical specifications managed by the Pump Centre for the UK water industry.