EDS Water Management Pump Station WorldSkills Edition

Training for water technology and process automation

Pumps are the centrepiece of process engineering systems.
This is why the pumping station was developed for training purposes. The topics of maintenance, occupational safety and energy efficiency are covered.

The water basin located above the pump means that "working safely in the pump cellar" can be practised.

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Pumps are at the heart of process systems. The station has an eccentric screw pump with overheating protection, a 400 AC gear motor, a 120-litre stainless steel water basin, a stainless steel drip tray the size of the entire plant frame, a piping system with manual valves for fault simulation, pressure/vacuum sensors on the discharge and suction sides, a bypass line with adjustable safety valve. A pneumatically operated gate valve and butterfly valve are connected to a compressed air accumulator as an energy buffer for emergency operation. The pump is accessible for recovery by workshop crane. Includes pad logs for lockout tagout training. Sturdy aluminium frame with adjustable feet for levelling on uneven floors. Suitable for pallet truck transport.
A separate control cabinet with PLC and operator touch panel, multi-functional frequency converter, intelligent energy monitoring and web-enabled process visualisation serves as a learning field for electrical engineering work based on Water 4.0.

Why do we offer the WSK Edition pump station in addition to the other learning system?
Because the station design is geared to depicting the situation in the pump cellar of water engineering plants or large-scale plants (i.e. also in chemical plants). It is about the fact that the maintenance personnel is confronted with large, heavy aggregates in real operation and must learn how to behave in order to carry out maintenance or repair without damage to people and aggregates. For this it is important that the mechanics have a certain size and stability in order to find acceptance and attention and it must make multiple disassembly and reassembly possible. Also the size of the individual parts must not be too filigree in order to be able to use them practically for assembly with protective equipment, such as gloves, safety glasses, etc. The handling of heavy components by means of a workshop crane must also be practiced, and this requires a minimum of aggregate size. In addition, there are exercises on the work process of "lockout tagout", which involves the safe shutdown and startup of a plant with the participation of various skilled workers. This also requires, for example, manual shut-off valves to be of a size that allows them to be secured with a safety lock against being switched back on. The situation that control cabinets and the control rooms are often very far away from the aggregates to be switched also represents a major accident hazard and can be practiced at the station.

Usage: Education and training
Learning fields: Construction, mechatronic plant engineering, electrical engineering, automation technology, IT

Adiro develops, manufactures, programs and tests this station for Festo Didactic.


ADIRO Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
Limburgstraße 40
73734 Esslingen
Tel.: +49(0)711/919904-0
E-Mail: info(at)adiro.com

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