Delta Industrial Automation is helping to solve water problems in Greece through a successful integration of Delta’s water treatment solution with the Komotini Water Plant with the support from the EU, the Greek government, and the Komotini municipality.
Water is one of our most important natural resources as well as the element that keeps most creatures on earth alive. About seventy percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water, yet only one percent is fresh water for use by people and animals. How to preserve our limited water resources and obtain maximum usage is now a critical global issue.
Even in developed countries, water resources are a problem. Based on a recent report released by the European Union (EU), water scarcity and drought has affected 11% of Europe’s population and 17% of the EU territory, leading to a loss of more than 100 billion Euros since 1980.
Greece borders the Mediterranean Sea and receives abundant rainfall compared to many other EU nations, but it still encounters problems such as water intensity and pollution due to the uneven distribution of water resources and poor water management.
The Komotini municipality in Greece is located at the south end of the Europe continent near the Aegean Sea. It is an inland city close to the border of Bulgaria. The Komotini Water Plant connects 19 pumping stations that collect and supply water to a population of nearly 70,000. For the Komotini Water Plant, Delta provided AC motor drives that were specifically designed for pump applications with high horsepower, adjustable V/F curve and automatic voltage regulation. The AC motor drives have programmable logic controllers with analog and digital I/O modules and Ethernet modules that make possible high-speed signal communication, and provide the water plant with enhanced operating efficiency.
The deployment of Delta’s water treatment solution was divided for two ends, the water plant end and the pumping station end. For the water plant end, Delta integrated the SCADA software deployed during the water plant’s phase 1 construction with a new set of Delta PLCs as the central control and monitor interface. New control panels and cabinets were added for the use of central control.
For the pumping station end, the configuration of Delta PLCs and AC motor drives was used for the operation control of the pumping station. The Delta DVP-S series left side Ethernet module allowed long distance communication between the two ends using a radio modem. In addition, a certified engineer with more than 10 years of experience in the integration of SCADA and PLC programming coordinated the project all the way through, ensuring smooth and effective system integration.
With its mission “to provide innovative, clean, and energy efficient solutions for a better tomorrow”, Delta Industrial Automation provided a seamless integration of its water treatment solution with the existing facilities of the Komotini Water Plant, and brought the local population high-quality, reliable and efficient water process automation and supply.