Designs, studies, projects and engineering for the water cycle
Idrica provides water engineering services in all phases of the water cycle, from pre-feasibility studies and designs to construction projects and detailed engineering.
Its services cater for different water cycle areas such as water supply, sanitation, water resources, irrigation and agriculture. Our work approach aims to improve efficiency and optimize cost-benefit ratios through technology.
Engineering solutions for the water sector
- Feasibility and pre-feasibility studies
- Hydraulic infrastructure designs and projects
- Solutions for urban and industrial water treatment plants
- Infrastructure and O&M master plans
- Management and technical assistance in hydraulic works
- Study and implementation of automation and remote-control systems
- Installation of sensors and instrumentation
- Construction and calibration of hydraulic models for pressure and sewer networks
- Sectorization of drinking water distribution networks
- Implementation of smart metering and IoT technologies
- For urban, industrial and irrigation water treatment plants, from basic design to detailed engineering.
- Standard and personalized solutions based on extensive knowledge of basic operations.
- Optimal solutions for subsequent operations, considering O&M costs throughout a facility’s life span.
- Management and technical assistance services in the construction of hydraulic infrastructures, undertaking their direct construction, if requested by the client.
- Highly complex hydraulic infrastructure construction projects
- Procurement, quality control (QC), health and safety (H&S) and commissioning.
- Extensive experience in carrying out improvements in operational treatment plants, minimizing the impact on production.
- Comprehensive audit of the water system to evaluate what condition it is in from different perspectives, detecting shortcomings, weaknesses and opportunities for improvement.
- Proposals, preliminary designs and prioritization of the work required to modernize and improve the system, and adapt it to urban and industrial growth plans.
- Systems for hydraulic and industrial infrastructures
- Implementation of Smart SCADA systems, analysis of trends and historical series, and integration with Big Data databases
- Design of communication systems, channel redundancy and station criticality studies
- Selection of sensors, maintenance and calibration plans
- Smart programming and demand forecasting
- Management of events and alarms, integrating them into warning systems
- Generation and prioritization of work orders
- Design and assessment of pilot plants aimed at testing new treatment lines.
- Competitive testing of specific technological solutions for new unit treatments
- In-depth studies of hydraulic facilities, providing greater knowledge of facilities and processes.
- Reduction of consumption and optimization of the facility’s operation, thus extending the life cycle of assets.
- Application of mathematical models to study pressurized networks in steady flow and transient situations.
- Studies on urban flooding, including data on surface runoff, and comprehensive analysis of overflows in sanitation systems for sewerage and drainage networks.
- Water flow studies in tanks and treatment facilities using advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
- Comparative analyses and studies on alternatives based on modeling.
- Application of fluid dynamic modeling techniques for the study and improvement of currents in reaction chambers and tanks, water aging and mixing processes.
- Improvement of pumping unit suction points.
- Introduction of the latest advances in reading and communication technologies in order to recognize meters as value-generating elements.
- Evolution of the way in which meters measuring drinking water at micro-level are read, compared to traditional systems, which are normally read on a quarterly basis.
- Implementation of remote meter readings and deployment of fixed networks for the transmission of hourly data to a centralized service.
- Client monitors and datamines the value of water consumption, as well as the rest of the information associated with the algorithms.
- Study of the distribution network and the proposal of optimal solutions to divide it into pressure and flow control sectors.
- Definition of the appropriate sector size for the network, taking into account the number of customers, surface area, topology and topography.
- Definition and design of the minimum amount of work required for sectorization, selecting the most appropriate equipment and communication systems.
- Control and monitoring tools after sectorization.