DTHub: The Aquasuite OPIR tool
DTHub theme: Operational digital solutions
Due to challenges related to accommodating both an ageing workforce and employees who are digital natives, we need to adopt a different way of working and provide tools that everyone can quickly master and can use to solve problems. One of the identified challenges is distributing water in areas with several production plants. To tackle this challenge of competing water demand Vitens has implemented Aquasuite OPIR from Royal HaskoningDHV.
Aquasuite OPIR predicts very accurately on a 15-minute interval the water demand for the upcoming two days. Based on this prediction, Aquasuite OPIR gives production plants in the area setpoints on how much water they have to produce and deliver in the system, or at what pressure they have to operate.
Improved predictions of water consumption, production and distribution patterns will contribute to energy saving and even improve water quality parameters.
Year started: Vitens applied Aquasuite for the first time in January 2002.
Deployment scale: Within Vitens, Aquasuite OPIR is intended to be used within 5 provinces, for all our 94 production plants, serving 2.7 million connections. Right now, OPIR is utilised on half of Vitens’ plants, and it is intended to be in all plants by the end of 2024.
End users contact(s)
Mr Doeke Schippers, Vitens, Doeke.firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Joukje Keuning, Vitens, Joukje.email@example.com
Mr. Martijn Deenen, Aquasuite firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Melchior Schenk, Aquasuite email@example.com