Water & Wastewater
Water is a precious commodity, without it we couldn’t survive. Wherever possible in Australia, authorities want to treat the water for drinking purposes so as to make it some of the safest in the world. And when we are finished using the water we try to capture that waste and treat it to make it safe before being re-used or it goes back out into the environment. We do this by building world class Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants and putting in the necessary piping and pumping infrastructure to ensure we receive it and re-use or dispose of it safely.
Like mining or other production facilities, water and wastewater is collected and put through various processes to disinfect and clean it for safe consumption or disposal. The processes in this industry are similar to those in heavy industry for treating process water and waste so we see similar plant and equipment being used:
- Reservoirs, dams and holding tanks
- Screens, filtration beds and vessels
- coagulation and sedimentation
- analysers and sampling systems for lab analysis and quality control
- pumping stations
- Screens, aeration tanks and digesters
There are also strict rules around the chemical composition of water for drinking and discharge of waste water. Chlorination is an important part of the water treatment process to kill germs and there are National, State and Territory Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality that have to be adhered to. The Environmental Protection Authority also has guidelines and so monitors parameters like pH, conductivity, turbidity, the amount of solids and flow rates, especially for discharge into the environment.
None of this can be achieved in todays business environment without measurement and automation and control. Safety is an important factor in every industry, equally so in Water and Wastewater and this is reflected in design as well as work practices.
Triple I can provide specialised personnel who have the experience and application knowledge required, such as:
- automation engineers for control, monitoring and safety systems
- instrument technicians for correct installation and calibration of key measurement parameters
- electricians for installation and maintenance
- mechanical fitters to fabricate, install and maintain the various plant equipment around the site.