The Turkish megacity of Bursa has clean drinking water. There, Festo has completely modernized the Dobruca water treatment plant, from the operating and control level right up to the process valves in the field. It was possible to create an automation system from a single source, thanks to the perfectly matched components from Festo. This also included the supply and installation of a SCADA system, the training of the local staff and on-the-job training from a Festo specialist, who worked full-time there for a year.
BUSKI, the public water supply company was looking for an experienced technology partner to modernize one of its water treatment plants. Through the invitation to tender, they were seeking to achieve five goals:
Systematic automation should increase operational safety. At the same time, the resulting decrease in the consumption of rinsing water and filter sand should reduce the costs of the water treatment. Sensor technology should help the operators to identify faults quickly so that preventative maintenance can ensure seamless operation. And the metering of the germicidal chemicals should be controlled as demand dictates, in order to make the water odorless. Nevertheless, any health risk for the consumers should be kept to a minimum. Targeted training prepared the staff excellently for the efficient operation of the new plant.
In addition to products and accessories, Festo also offers comprehensive water technology solutions. Our specialists supported the Bursa-based Turkish water supplier from the first planning steps right up to operational staff training.
Together with BUSKI, Festo specialists created a needs analysis that included all the key stations for the treatment process: The filter basins, the metering, the clarifier, the sludge thickener and the chlorination. The result was a convincing concept comprising all the requirements such as full automation, smooth operation and simple maintenance as well as staff training.