Water Journal : Water Journal July 2012
new products & services water JULY 2012 93 WATER INFRASTRUCTURE GROUP RECEIVES AWARDS Water Infrastructure Group's innovation with the Virtual Control Room was recognised at the 2012 Institute of Public Works NSW Engineering Excellence Awards in May. The Innovation in Water Supply and Wastewater -- Operations award was presented to Water Infrastructure Group, Eurobodalla Shire Council and the NSW Department of Public Works for the Eurobodalla Northern Water Treatment Plant in Batemans Bay. Water Infrastructure Group's involvement in the project led to several significant changes to the design of the plant to increase efficiency, operability and reduce the whole-of-life cost. A key innovation was Water Infrastructure Group's Virtual Control Room. Eurobodalla Shire Council General Manager, Paul Anderson, said the Virtual Control Room was ideally suited to a regional facility and provided a number of benefits to Council and the community. "Our operators are able to safely and productively monitor and control the plant remotely via Smartphones or iPads. Its efficiency also provides flexibility to Council and its remote management saves us both time and money," said Mr Anderson. Water Infrastructure Group also received the AWA National Safety Excellence Award at Ozwater'12 for the Bondi Ocean Outfall Sewer Rehabilitation Project. Sydney Water Managing Director Kevin Young said the Award was proof of the organisation's strong safety record while rehabilitating the Bondi Ocean Outfall Sewer, a key part of Sydney's infrastructure. "We were so pleased to win this award, as safety is one of our highest priorities," Mr Young said. "The upgrade was completed on time and within budget, achieving outstanding safety results, high levels of customer satisfaction and excellent performance results." COMPAIR LAUNCHES AIR AUDIT ENERGY CALCULATOR APP CompAir Australasia has launched the Air Audit Compressed Air Energy Calculator App. With the carbon tax just around the corner, CompAir has developed this App to assist compressed air users in estimating their associated energy costs and potential energy savings. Energy accounts for approximately 80% of the lifetime cost of a compressor; however, compressed air also represents one of the greatest opportunities within a business to generate energy savings and reduce the associated carbon footprint. Compressed air users can now estimate their compressed air energy costs and potential savings with the new Air Audit Compressed Air Energy Calculator App from CompAir. This free App is user friendly and allows the compressed air user to simply and quickly estimate: • Running costs; • Carbon footprint; • Carbon cost; and • Savings. Where users want a comprehensive energy usage analysis and DELIVERING PUMPING SOLUTIONS Call us to discuss your applications: Melbourne 03 9793 9999 Sydney 02 9671 3666 Brisbane 07 3200 6488 Email: email@example.com Web: www.brownbros.com.au HYDROVAR, the modern variable speed pump drive is taking pumping to a new level of flexibility and efficiency. Daniel Graham (centre) with Eurobodalla Shire operators Brent Parker and Barry Jones at the official opening of the Northern Water Treatment Plant.
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