Modern and efficient wastewater facility systems are typically interconnected through a series of Ethernet technologies over high-speed fiber-optic networks. Antaira products assist these networks in interconnecting various stations and substations back to a central monitoring location.
A typical wastewater facility network is configured in a ring style topology due to its inherent self-healing capabilities and millisecond recovery times. This style of network design is the preferred choice for large facilities that spread out over long distances. In newer or recently upgraded wastewater facilities, 10G fiber optic cables are used for backhaul connectivity, providing the bandwidth needed for transmitting the vast amount of data being generated throughout the site.
Industrial Ethernet switches and Modbus gateways, like the Antaira products featured below, provide the connectivity pieces for the station and substation connectivity! There are two distinct types of industrial Ethernet switches - managed and unmanaged. Both versions provide connectivity for industrial wireless access points, controllers, sensors, and other Ethernet-based technologies. Varying in size and port count, industrial Ethernet switches can provide power to local devices through Power over Ethernet (PoE) interfaces. Standard PoE switches can provide between 15-30W of power with some advanced switches providing up to 90W of power. Learn more about the industrial switches that help keep water treatment plants running in the highlights below!