Creapro® platform

The Creapro® platform is the most complete and innovative tool designed to introduce the use of artificial intelligence into a purification plant. It can be implemented with any existing communication protocol and in any plant regardless of its size and complexity, in fact it operates as an intelligent control system that independently modifies the management variables of the plant with the sole purpose of pursuing the limits of  discharge imposed by law with the lowest possible energy consumption.

Not only can the platform learn on-field on-line data from measuring probes of the ammonium, nitrate, RedOx, suspended solids, temperature and pH, as well as collect information relating to flow rate and electrical absorption measurements of the main electromechanical components. The platform can also act as an interface for the loading and processing of off-line data, such as laboratory analysis, the evolution of the cost of electricity over a period of time and scheduled maintenance operations on the various components. In this sense, the most common control logics implemented involve the blowers responsible for supplying air for the biological process, the modulating valves for regulating the quantity of air sent in each air diribution pipe of which the air distribution line is composed, the submersible pumps for lifting incoming wastewater, internal recirculation of the mixed liquor, sludge recirculation and overflow.

Endothermic engines for energy production from biogas, the dosing sections of chemical products and the sections for the production of liquid oxygen from atmospheric air such as VPSA plants can also be subjected to control.

The Creapro® platform is equipped with a customizable dashboard thanks to which it is possible at all times to control the main operating parameters, and collect them both as data and in the form of a diagram. The data can be exported in the desired format and can be sent  according to an agreed time table to the any desired mailboxes: the control platform automatically generates customized system operation reports (for example: influential flow rates, effluent quality, energy consumption, operating conditions system, alarms and anomalies, particular events, etc.)

Controllable plant areas and activities

The CREA® platform is designed according to the characteristics of the system to be monitored and the needs of the operator. The control logics on which the calculations are based range from classic mathematical models to the application of fuzzy logics, patterns recognition and automatic learning in the field of artificial intelligence. The control strategy implemented by the platform is based on feed-back and feed-forward, adaptive and predictive logics that modify the behaviour of the equipment on field in order to obtain maximum reliability in terms of outlet limits performance with the lowest operational management costs.

Below are the areas of the plant and the treatment stages that can be implemented in the platform and subjected to intelligent control.

Possible platform configurations

The ability to customize the CREA® platform according to the needs of the operator and the type of system results in the creation of a unique suite expressly designed to meet customer needs.

Depending on the degree of complexity of the system, the amount of data to be processed and the type of communication architecture that can be implemented in the field, we are able to offer up to 5 different CREA® platforms.

Each platform designed this way can not only be easily implemented in the future by introducing new control logics without having to modify the hardware components, but it can also be easily modified according to any change of equipment in the plant such as, for example, modifications/introduction of new blowers/pumps etc., or as a replacement of measuring instruments on field.

Main features:

  • It guarantees discharge limits always under control with a high degree of reliability
  • It can be installed whatever the existing communication protocol
  • Reliable system installed in over 100 plants around the world, with different technologies and schemes
  • Possibility of being used both for small plants (500 m3/day) and for large wastewater treatment infrastructures (> 750.00 m3/day)
  • Offers a high level of customization of the control dashboard
  • Ability to customize alarms, send reports and graphs automatically
  • Reduction of energy consumption up to 50%
  • Optimization of electrical power up to 40%
  • Up to 35% less chemical consumption
  • Up to 10% reduction in the cost of sludge treatment