Melbourne-based City West Water’s telemetry upgrade had great results – improved water security, data access and...
The telemetry was ugraded across City West Water's assests which include 200 remote telemetry sites from water, sewerage and alternative water.
Melbourne CBD and Western Suburbs, Victoria, Australia
City West Water (CWW) is responsible for the annual supply of 100 billion litres of drinking water, recycled water and the transfer and treatment of 94% of the sewerage and trade waste throughout Melbourne’s CBD and growing western suburbs.
In 2014, CWW appointed SAGE Automation to undertake an enterprise-wide SCADA replacement project, delivering improved security, data access and business efficiencies.
Following this, CWW wanted to upgrade its telemetry network in order to realise the full benefits of the new SCADA system.
City West Water engaged SAGE to undertake the upgrade of the Telemetry network which comprises of over 200 remote telemetry sites, from water and sewerage through to alternative water.
The works included the the replacement of equipment nearing end of life, as well as their GSM and PSTN networks. This was critical given the impending closure of Telstra’s 2G network in 2016 and the PSTN services being replaced with the NBN.
As with most SCADA systems that include a telemetry network for monitoring and control, these systems are mission critical and must be secure and supported by modern active technology.
To deliver efficiencies in the field and the SCADA system, the project team developed a number of unique software and hardware tools to overcame the challenge of a vast variety of different RTU code.
Some of these tools include;