How Predictive Analytics helps run better, more efficient wastewater treatment facilities

How Predictive Analytics helps run better, more efficient wastewater treatment facilities

Ask any manager in the wastewater treatment industry and they’ll tell you how important it is to understand every aspect of their facility, how it performs and how it impacts their bottom line. When you enter the industrial sector, that becomes even more apparent. 

Nowadays, more than ever before – wastewater treatment facilities are facing an increasing number of challenges – from water quality standards to the rising cost of water itself. Optimizing treatment at these facilities however – doesn’t need to be an expensive upgrade. With the right tools in place, operators can use their current operational data to both recognize trends and identify ways they can improve their facility’s performance. 

A digital, integrated approach to analytics can enhance your wastewater operation – and that’s what we’re here to discuss today. Here’s how you can use data to enhance your facility’s performance. 

What you can learn

Integrated analytical programs can collect raw data over time and generate reports that can give you information on a whole bevy of things. This will help operators to be able to do a variety of things, some of which include:

  • Optimized treatment process
  • Systems comparisons in multiple locations
  • Better regulatory compliance
  • Helping to keep costs low
  • Identifying inefficiencies in existing equipment. 

How is data collected

Operators can use a variety of tools to get a better handle on how their facility is operating day to day – but most are moving to digital control panels to help them track data. These allow operators to remotely operate certain areas of their systems and head off problems before they reveal themselves. 

Over time, you’ll be able to use the analytical information collected to improve your equipment’s efficiency, estimate the life expectancy of critical components, and plan for upgrades and updates. It can help you flag a whole swath of emerging issues both on-site and across multiple locations. 

Money saved

All of the things we’ve discussed above all add up to one thing: major cost savings and better overall organization efficiency. And just as important – they’ll help you avoid other areas where you might stand to lose money. Things like regulatory compliance is obviously a big one in today’s world and a better handle on your facility will mean less money spent on compliance fees and surcharges. 

Predictive analytics is a powerful tool for wastewater treatment managers all across the world. Using historical data to help predict future events will lead to reduced costs, increased efficiency and greater confidence in regulatory compliance. 

To learn more about how our Digital Control Panels can help you get the best out of your facility, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Until then – good luck!

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