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Avoiding Pilot Purgatory

Find out how to choose the right use cases to accelerate industrial transformation.
  • Sustainable and efficient solution

    Brazil’s largest wastewater treatment plant uses EcoStruxure to increase operational efficiencies: For every liter of recycled water they produce, a liter of drinking water is saved.

Discover EcoStruxure

Learn how your business can achieve success with EcoStruxure: Innovation at Every Level.

The Challenge

• Address a severe shortage of potable water for the local community

• Meet the increasing demand for water for industrial use

• Manage 20 different KPIs related to water quality and quantity

• Reduce production costs

• Improve operational efficiency

The Solution

Apps, Analytics & Services: EcoStruxure Augmented Operator Advisor, AVEVA Manufacturing Execution System*, AVEVA Historian*, expert services
Edge Control: Modicon M238 and M340 PLCs, AVEVA Plant SCADA*
Connected Products: Harmony HMI, Foxboro instrumentation, ConneXium switches

• AVEVA Plant SCADA and AVEVA Historian control and capture information on 20 qualitative and quantitative parameters.

• Foxboro sensors ensure accuracy of the readings around effluent entry into the reverse osmosis/ultra-filtration plant and send the information to the Modicon PLCs, which control the industrial water treatment, pumping stations, and reservoir operations.

• Operators monitor the process locally via the Harmony HMI.

• AVEVA Manufacturing Execution System supports invoice calculation.

* The Schneider Electric industrial software business and AVEVA have merged to trade as AVEVA Group plc, a UK listed company. The Schneider Electric and Life is On trademarks are owned by Schneider Electric and are being licensed to AVEVA by Schneider Electric.

The Results

• 15% reduction in total production costs and improved efficiency

• Improved quality control with real-time analysis of water quality

• Real-time dynamic billing system

• Better regulatory compliance to protect the environment

• Capacity to deliver potable water for more than 500,000 residents

Sheila de Oliveira, Production Manager, Aquapolo

Customer Testimonial

“Schneider’s EcoStruxure platform provided us with an increase of up to 15% in the plant’s total operational efficiency.”

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Iron and steel industry

Intuitive Industries – Digitized 


EcoStruxure for Water & Wastewater 


Digital Services for Industrial Automation 


AVEVA software 


Modicon, industrial edge control for IIoT 

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