C05 – The specification and use of PROFIBUS networks in the UK water

Find out why PROFIBUS became the preferred water industry serial communications protocol …

Hear Roger Marlow of WIMES at The PROFIBUS ConferenceRoger 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.

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