Some of our most recent work
Our Most Recent Project
Dublin City, Ireland
South Dublin Co.Council
To date we have supplied eighteen of our top of the range, feature packed Solar Powered, Smart water stations to South Dublin.
Fabricated from robust 3mm 316L Marine Grade polished stainless steel by our craftsmen in our Malahide workshop, they are designed for both use and misuse. Laser cutting by Shortts of Limerick.
In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, SDCC specified their newer models would operate by “Contactless Sensors”. We used premium European sensors enabling the user to dispense water hygenically without touching the unit. We are currently retrofitting these sensors to their earlier models.
Several of the beautifully curved solar poles have built in USB 3.0 charging ports for the citizen’s phones and laptops. Tube curving provided by Anvil Engineering in Palmerstown, Dublin.
Premium German MPPT solar panels used throughout with Bluetooth controlled Smart Solar Chargers.
All the SDCC water stations feature a full “Industrial Internet of Things” suite, sending back real-time usage data to the council engineers.
Premium 5 micron filters and all tubing and wet surfaces are WRAS approved. Filter life alerts are sent automatically to Water Stations Ireland and replaced in a timely manner.
The units have autonomous flushing of standing water every night to mitigate Legionella.
All firmware & software can be updated over the air. All programming and software developed here in Ireland.
Each station has an inground “stone carpet plinth” with the “Three Mountains” SDCC logo embossed. The Stainless base trim is also laser cut showing the SDCC lettering. This logo is also laser cut into the solar pole gratings.
Gaelige & English script on font body.
The two latest units in Corkagh Park, Clondalkin have solar benches with stainless steel dovetail joints, finished in composite wood and “Elephant Skin” Stainless Steel panelling. The bench conceals the hinges that enable the pole to be safely lowered for cleaning and maintenance.
The bottle plates on the fonts display the laser-etched SDCC logo.
The real-time data sent back from their suite of water stations is displayed on a custom dashboard, enabling the SDCC environmental engineers to drill down into the data for each individual font and for cumulative metrics.
Low voltage lighting illuminates the units and is programmed for social hours operation.
Monthly usage reports are automatically generated and emailed to the relevent parties. Alerts are sent by SMS & email to our support team and the council in the event of a fault. We are assisting in the development of a webpage for public viewing, soon to be launched.
The manufacturing of these SDCC water stations support dozens of skilled jobs in South Dublin and throughout Ireland.
Dublin City, Ireland
Non-contact operation with full suite of options. One of our first Covid-19 “Touchless Operation” units. The photoelectric sensor is integrated into the blue teardrop button on the front elevation. At WSI we only use premium electronic components that are RoHS certified. These particular German sensors have a “Mean time Between Failure” rating of 800 years. The water station has an accompanying 40″ smart screen which is located in the school lobby. This screen displays the usage metrics in real time as the students draw down filtered /water from the unit. Some of the metrics requested by the staff & pupils include:
- Quantity of Plastic Bottles Saved
- Plastic Saved in kilograms
- Last Dispense
- Total Litres Dispensed
- “Social Cost of Carbon” in Euros attributable to this water station.
A bar chart histogram gives a hi-level view of the daily volumes dispensed.
The unit is finished in highly polished 3mm 316l Marine Grade Stainless Steel. An in-line easy change 5 micron filter is fitted with a premium WRAS approved non-return valve to prevent flow back. The bottle plate is Laser engraved with the logo of the sponsor, “Canada Life Reinsurance”.
The Smart water station uploads data to the Cloud in real time via the school’s WiFi network.
Automatic SMS & email for triggered alerts are sent to the facility manager for scheduled filter changes and maintenance. The Smart Station has low voltage lighting that is programmed to come on and off at set times. This unit also has automatic flushing of standing water. This feature mitigates against Legionella.
*Similar system installed at “St.Michael’s College Blackrock, Co.Dublin.
installation & project development
To minimise the carbon footprint and maximise the sustainability of our products, the design and fabrication, is carried out exclusively here in Ireland. Many of our units are solar powered. We source as much of our components as possible locally. We provide jobs and revenue to many small Irish firms on whom we rely for elements of our production. We proudly carry the “Guaranteed Irish” emblem. We are endorsed by Enterprise Ireland, Knowledge Transfer Ireland and Technology University Dublin.
Kerry County Coucil
Several of our units are installed in some of the principle towns in the kingdom. Below is a sample of some of the units in Killarney. More of our water stations are coming on stream in 2021. All are push button operated with internal filtration system.