Capula delivers Yorkshire Water telemetry solution

Posted: Monday 19th September 2011

Capula has completed delivery on Phase Two of the Yorkshire Water Times Series Values (TSV) Project – a modern, scalable and maintainable solution for data storage, retrieval and analysis.

As one of the largest Water Utilities companies in the world, Yorkshire Water had identified the need for high quality operational information to help improve business performance. As such, the company adopted a production plant philosophy to deliver improved efficiencies and end-to-end visibility of data.

Phase One of the project saw Capula create production dashboards using OSIsoft PI allowing Yorkshire Water to centrally monitor the performance of their 25 most important waste water and sewage treatment sites (YW’s ‘Shining Star’ sites) from anywhere within the territory. The displays allow data to be presented concisely at a number of different levels from high level management reporting to detailed site or device-specific root level analysis through a single user interface.

Having successfully delivered Phase One in 2010, Capula used experience gained from the initial phase to make refinements to the underlying structure of the system in Phase Two as the solution was rolled out 21 clean water treatment sites. These refinements meant Phase Two was not only delivered ahead of schedule and to budget, but the effort required for on-going maintenance and further expansion of the system has been significantly reduced.

The solution allows Yorkshire Water to mitigate and adapt to climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through a more efficient and economical use of energy (projected at more than £1.35m over five years). An additional benefit is the ability to optimise the bio digesters to maximise methane production, which is subsequently used to generate electricity on site and further reduce bought in energy costs.

“Our unrivalled record for project delivery, coupled with our position as the UK’s leading OSIsoft partner for their real-time performance management infrastructure, meant Capula was well placed to provide this solution” said Capula Chief Executive Roger Turner, “We were delighted to see Yorkshire Water deliver a keynote speech on the project at the recent OSIsoft Regional EMEA seminar in Barcelona and look forward to working with them on future projects going forward.”

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