Xylem has recently opened a new multi-disciplinary center for water, wastewater and energy technologies at the company’s regional headquarters in Singapore. The Xylem Technology Hub Singapore (XTHS) will have research focused on developing breakthrough technologies in water distribution and water and wastewater treatment. The new office will also feature a customer experience center and a training center, bringing together all of Xylem’s sales, customer support and technical capabilities for Southeast Asia.
Work at the center will also be supported by Xylem’s partnership with PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, to address challenges brought about by climate change and increasing water demand. Xylem is working with PUB on the development and implementation of technologies in common areas of interest, such as high-precision leak detection and condition assessment technologies, and using data analytics to pin-point water loss.
One of the first projects Xylem is undertaking at the new center is a collaboration with A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC). The company will combine its expertise in water technologies with IHPC’s computer modelling and simulations. Together, they will evaluate fluid-structure interaction in pipe flow to develop a new computational fluid dynamics model tailored for Xylem’s applications, such as SmartBall and PipeDiver. The model will then be applied to the design and testing of other products and solutions to be deployed in treatment plants and water distribution networks.
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