Industry Fact Sheet

Manufacturing And Water

When considering the resources needed for manufacturing for industrial purposes, we often overlook one of the most significant and essential commodities used at almost every stage of the production process – water. According to the United Nations World Water Development Report, projected global water demand to increase by 400% through 2050 within the manufacturing sector alone.
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Solving Water Challenges in Manufacturing

ManufwaterfactsheetKETOS SHIELD is an automatic water quality monitoring system that provides accurate, real-time monitoring for pH, salinity, temperature, heavy metals, and other water-related parameters. Monitoring your water is straightforward via an interoperable, modular system and a multi parameter water quality sensor that uploads data to the cloud for secure 24/7 access. Companies using KETOS can easily plug it into their existing systems, sample water at various points of the production line, and simultaneously test their choice of 30+ water quality parameters.

With a digital water solution like KETOS, manufacturing companies can finally achieve water intelligence based on real-time data. Visualization of data helps companies understand the quality of water in one glance and act on the fly based on automated reporting, threshold-based alerting, and predictive analysis. 

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  • how much freshwater manufacturing uses annually
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How is Water Used in Manufacturing?

No matter what a company is producing, water is integral to delivery. Water is a factor during manufacturing fabrication, washing, dilution, transportation, and cooling.

More than that, water is needed in order to run the equipment properly. Without the precise water balance (including chemical and temperature conditions), sediment or scale can build up in infrastructure, the equipment can overheat, and boilers can shut down. Therefore, having 24/7 monitoring as part of the manufacturing process can ensure that operations run smoothly.

The Quality of Water Matters in Manufacturing

Water in a manufacturing operation needs monitoring both once it enters the production chain and when it leaves. While carefully balancing water in equipment or for product quality control is essential, many manufacturers must also contend with what to do with water once it is used. 

Therefore, remediation is another critical concern. Proper wastewater remediation ensures that water is returned to the community or environment free of heavy contamination. Manufacturers that ignore remediation processes and water can face compliance issues and steep fines while also potentially destroying their reputation with local communities. 

Manufacturing and Real-time Water Quality Monitoring Systems

Today’s water operators in the manufacturing industry no longer have to rely on expensive approaches to good water monitoring. Instead, through digital water transformation and use of good water monitoring devices, monitoring takes less time, involves less manual labor, and puts less stress on an organization’s overall budget. When automated, integrated with existing infrastructure, and managed on-site, companies find that digital water solutions can remove expensive third-party testing and hours of manual labor from their list of ongoing expenses.

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