EFFECTIVE FLOOD PROTECTION REQUIRES INTELLIGENTLY NETWORKED MACHINES AND PLANTS
The number of flood catastrophes is continually increasing. Climate change can no longer be denied. In Germany, in recent years the river Rhine with its numerous tributaries was severely affected by very high river levels. It is absolutely essential that the dykes, which were built originally when conditions were very different must be refurbished to meet the new circumstances. Within the scope of the extensive refurbishment project of Rhine-winter dykes at Trebur (near Darmstadt in Hessen, Germany), the complete mechanical and electrical equipment for a newly built pumping station and sluice structures was provided by HST. The monitoring of the technical equipment and plant is carried out by the HST remote operating portal SCADA.web. This means that here the long term archiving without compression of the data makes use of the Delta-Event-Process. Information losses are therefore avoided. The archived data is stored in an SQL data bank. If there is a fault signal from a machine this is reported directly to the smartphones or tablets of the service technician using smart SCADA.