Jul 08, 2009

Siemens to Provide Sustainable Process Water System for Bottling Plant

System at Dr. Pepper Snapple Group’s new Victorville, Calif., facility is designed to recover 90% of water

Siemens has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract by The Benham Companies to provide a process water system for Dr. Pepper Snapple Group’s new bottling plant in Victorville, Calif. The treated water will be used to make purified bottled water and a variety of soft drinks. The 1,200-gpm system will include media and carbon filtration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet disinfection, and is designed to recover more than 90% of the water. Siemens will design, install and start up the system, which is scheduled for commissioning in early 2010.

Once completed, the Victorville plant will be the most advanced production facility in the DPS system and will be LEED certified. Siemens worked closely with Benham and DPS in Plano, Texas, to design a sustainable, reliable and cost-effective water treatment system that meets the stringent ingredient water specifications required by the Victorville plant. The system incorporates water-saving features such as reject recovery reverse osmosis and backwash reclaim from the multimedia filters and carbon towers.

The success of Siemens’ earlier projects at DPS’s plants in St. Louis, Mo.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Williamson, N.Y.; Irving, Texas; and Columbus, Ohio, was an influencing factor in the company’s choice of Siemens for this newest project in Victorville.