Resilience is the ability to cope with, and recover from, disruption and to anticipate trends and variability in order to maintain services for people and protect the natural environment now and in the future. Resilience lies at the heart of the future water industry.
And yet, advances in variable speed drive (VSD) and motor technology could mean that specifications used by water industry consultants, contractors or designers may be out of date. With pumps being the largest energy consumer within the water industry, it is critical that the selection of VSDs and motors are decided against a clear understanding of just how the technology has evolved.
Challenges presented by cybersecurity, electrical system efficiency, turbidity and harmonics are just some of areas which impact on plant resilience and can be resolved using the latest VSD and motor technology.
This checklist details the key considerations when selecting VSDs for water and wastewater industry applications.