Skip to main content
GE Digital
Predix HMI / SCADA

Mekorot Achieves High Availability and Virtually No Downtime Through Connected Control

Operations

Efficient, connected operations with fewer shifts and personnel

Availability

High availability

Reliability

High and proven reliability

Introduction

Company

Mekorot

Products

iFIX

Product Categories

Predix HMI / SCADA

Mekorot, Israel’s National Water Company, provides 70% of all water and 80% of the drinking water for the country.

Challenges

Rising production costs and growing demand

In an arid climate such as Israel, water is an especially valuable commodity; frequent droughts and a dramatic increase in demand have made securing a reliable source of high-quality water a national priority. Mekorot sought to reduce production costs through improved operational efficiency and tighter process control.

Solutions

Powerful redundancy capabilities with HMI/SCADA

Mekorot chose Predix HMI/SCADA’s high performance automation solutions to control and monitor operations at its central filtration center to meet critical customer needs.The control system features GE’s PACSystems high availability solution, which provides true redundancy and enables full backup of the controller. The GE control and monitoring system has identical modules that work independently and full backup to help Mekorot ensure continuous and reliable operations. The operations support system and programming tools enable real-time decision-making.

 

Furthermore, Mekorot can monitor and manage its central filtration plant from a single control center using Predix HMI/SCADA. Dozens of monitors visualize and track the plant’s systems with minimal intervention from operational staff, dramatically increasing the plant’s operational efficiency and minimizing costs.

Results

Efficient around the clock operations

With GE Ditial’s solution, Mekorot met its goals of achieving high availability, with the water plant running 24/7, even during system upgrades. It increased its operational efficiency through a more connected plant, which can run with fewer shifts and personnel than similar-sized operations. It also reduced costs with fewer unplanned downtime events and greater operational efficiency, as well as continuous operations due to true system redundancy.

Explore GE Digital's HMI/SCADA apps

HMI/SCADA software in use in industrial operations
Industrial Apps

Predix HMI / SCADA

Drive smarter operator decisions with model-based high performance HMI for faster response and development.

Operator using HMI/SCADA Workflow software from GE Digital
Industrial Apps

CIMPLICITY

Optimize operator efficiency with high performance HMI while reducing risk with proven visualization and SCADA.

Related customer stories

Related customer stories

67 Results
reference-customer-story-gallo-glass-3200x1404
Predix HMI / SCADA

Gallo Glass Company Improves Quality, Safety, and Efficiency with iFIX from GE Digital

Read how GE Digital software helped Gallo Glass Company save $5 million annually through improved quality.

reference-customer-story-impala-platinum-3200x1404
Predix Asset Performance Management

Impala Platinum reduces process variation by 40% with Mine Performance, from GE

Find out how Impala Platinum improves its processes and boosts productivity by using process optimization and predictive-analytic tools powered by GE’s Mine…

reference-customer-story-city-of-chandler-3200x1404.jpg
Predix HMI / SCADA

City of Chandler Leverages HMI/SCADA to Ease Reporting and EPA Compliance

Read how Dream Report, a software applications from GE Digital, helped the City of Chandler access information anytime, anywhere.