Ecolab launches digital solution for food and beverage production that optimizes water use and lowers operating costs


Ecolab’s new service, Water Flow Intelligence, uses IoT and predictive analytics to improve sustainability, ensure product quality, minimize water risks and optimize water use.

Launch of Ecolab Inc., the world leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services Water flow intelligence, a digital service that provides industry with real-time visibility into water usage at the enterprise, site and asset level.

Water Flow Intelligence enables food and beverage producers to identify opportunities that help improve water management in their operations, meet sustainability goals and reduce operational costs by combining water meters and smart sensors with advanced water flow measurement and monitoring, asset performance information and machine learning.

“Water Flow Intelligence uses cutting-edge digital technologies to enable real-time information and response,” said Pedro Sancha, senior vice president and general manager of Ecolab’s industrial digital business. “By gaining visibility into water use across their organizations, companies can optimize their operations and make real progress on their water-related sustainability goals, from the enterprise level to. individual installations. “

The service is powered by ECOLAB3D â„¢, a secure, cloud-based digital platform that translates data from multiple sources into actionable insights. ECOLAB3D uses advanced algorithms and predictive analytics to improve business outcomes, enhancing the value and impact Ecolab delivers to businesses through its programs, products and services.

Manual data collection and analysis to track water usage is often time consuming, resource intensive, and difficult to perform consistently across all sites. Using data and information provided by Water Flow Intelligence, developed by Nalco Water, Ecolab’s water management business, users can efficiently identify on a user-friendly dashboard where water is being consumed through assets and connected processes within their facilities, across the enterprise. benchmarks and strategically target improvement efforts to help maximize water savings.

At the local plant level, Water Flow Intelligence helps users protect their facilities from water damage and excessive water consumption – which can negatively impact the local community and lead to costly fines. Through the combination of real-time monitoring, advanced alarm notifications, and 24/7 monitoring by engineers at Ecolab’s System Assurance Center, the service alerts users to conditions out of specification as they occur, allowing faster responses to resolve leaks and other issues.

In addition to managing risk, Water Flow Intelligence can help reduce costs by reducing water consumption. After being installed in the pre-treatment area of ​​a North American automotive assembly plant, it reduced the plant’s water consumption by 15%, saving 25 million gallons of water and 193,000 $ per year.

“Combined with the knowledge and expertise of our field sales and service teams, Water Flow Intelligence can help companies assess the effectiveness of their water management plans and improve their water footprint,” said Darrell Brown, executive vice president and president of Ecolab’s Global Industry Group. “This is more important than ever as the gap between freshwater availability and demand continues to grow, and companies around the world are stepping up their sustainability commitments to build resilience and take action in the face of climate change and climate change. water shortage.

The launch of this new service comes at a time when the increasing consumption of industrial water continues to contribute to the growing challenges of water stress and scarcity in the world. According to World Resources Institute, the world will experience a freshwater deficit of 56% by 2030 if nothing changes, an increase from the 40% deficit projected by the UN in 2015. At the same time, S&P Global Reports that progress in corporate water use is currently insufficient to avoid the expected freshwater deficit.

Water Flow Intelligence is currently available to industrial companies in North America and Europe, with expansion to Australia and New Zealand by the end of 2021. To learn more, visit

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About Ecolab

A trusted partner in nearly three million customer sites, Ecolab (ECL) is the world leader in infection prevention, water and hygiene solutions and services. With annual sales of $ 12 billion and more than 44,000 associates, Ecolab provides comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and personalized service to advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, optimize l ” use of water and energy and improve the operational efficiency and sustainability of customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries across the world.

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