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Westermo helps Anglian Water upgrade its data network infrastructure

03 February 2021

Mission-critical systems, such as water purification systems, require secure and reliable data networks to ensure that they perform efficiently, effectively and without interruption.

At some of Anglian Water’s sites, there was automation equipment that was installed over 30 years ago. This was problematic, as it did not provide suitable infrastructure for the transition to modern IP-based communication networks. 

In the autumn of 2019, Anglian Water wanted to upgrade the data networks for one of its sites and enlisted the help of Westermo. The network connected ten remote pumps back to a main water plant near King's Lynn using a series of RS485 cables. One option was simply to replace the existing ageing data communications equipment with similar devices, but that would not satisfy the requirement for network redundancy and modernisation. In addition, Anglian Water wanted to use the existing cables to minimise the cost of the project and to implement a 4G network to provide communication redundancy. 

Read the full article in the February issue of DPA.



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