Ecolab Launches Industrial Water Management Platform
Ecolab has launched the ECOLAB3D™ Cloud Platform which leverages predictive analytics to facilitate enterprise-scale industrial water management.
Developed with support from Microsoft and Accenture to help businesses improve asset performance and reduce water use, ECOLAB3D collects data from the company's process control and monitoring systems, automation tools and other systems to create real-time alerts.
Data is then used to optimise plant operations and benchmark performance across company sites, with the platform also supporting the introduction of customised solutions that address specific customer needs in sectors as diverse as food and beverage, power generation, manufacturing and healthcare.
In water management applications, ECOLAB3D uses advanced digital technology to optimise complex water and production systems. It leverages the real-time digital capabilities, innovative chemistry and remote monitoring of Ecolab’s 3D TRASAR technology, an industry-leading and comprehensive water performance solution, to help drive global operational performance, improve asset utilisation and reduce water use.
Announcing the new solution, Natasha Chen, senior vice president of Global Platforms for Ecolab, said:
"ECOLAB3D for water management is an integrated cloud platform that gives companies visibility into their water ecosystems across their enterprise.
"The platform is designed to turn insights into actionable outcomes that help companies drive greater value and achieve their sustainability and operational goals."
3D TRASAR technology builds on 30 years of deployment and collects more than 90 billion data points annually from over 40,000 water monitoring systems around the world. ECOLAB3D combines this data with information from other connected devices and third-party sources, and applies analytics to help anticipate and manage issues before they occur.
In collaboration with Ecolab’s team of 130 dedicated engineers at its System Assurance Center, ECOLAB3D services for water management include 24/7 remote monitoring and analytics capabilities to help rapidly identify opportunities across sites and industries and resolve risks associated with water and other operational issues across a customer’s operation.
Ecolab President and Chief Operating Officer, Christophe Beck, says:
"The growing scarcity of freshwater worldwide remains one of the most pressing issues of our time.
"By harnessing the power of digital technology, we can help improve how businesses monitor, manage and reduce water use to improve operating performance and minimise impact on nature. The quality of our data, and our decades of industry expertise, will revolutionise the way industry manages and preserves water."
Judson Althoff, executive vice-president at Microsoft, adds:
"The magnitude and speed of the world’s environmental changes have made it increasingly clear that industries must do more. Ecolab is pioneering new ways to help companies worldwide accelerate how they tackle water scarcity.
"We are proud of our collaboration with Ecolab and their choice of Microsoft Azure to underpin the services they offer customers."
Manish Panjwani, a managing director at Accenture and the company’s North America Resources technology consulting lead, also believes the solution represents an innovative application of cloud technology at a time when companies and governments are responding to the twin challenges of population growth and urbanisation. He says:
"We look forward to helping Ecolab and its customers to use rapid advances in technology to help preserve our world’s precious natural resources."
Visit ecolab.com/ecolab3d for additional information.