Schneider Electric Opens New Global R&D Center In Andover, Massachusetts
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, recently announced the grand opening of its& new North American research and development (R&D) center in Andover, Massachusetts.
Riverbank, California Upgrades Existing Wastewater Treatment Plant, Cuts Energy Costs By 75 Percent
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, recently announced the signing of a $3.9M energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with the City of Riverbank, California.
Schneider Electric Completes Energy Retrofits To City Facilities In Kirksville, Mo.
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, recently announced the completion of a facility improvement project as part of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with the city of Kirksville, Mo.
Schneider Electric Introduces StruxureWare For Water
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, recently announced the release of StruxureWare for Water, a unique suite of applications that gives full visibility into energy, operation and process control across the entire water cycle.
Schneider Electric Unveils Low-Voltage Arc-Resistant Solutions To Protect Workers From Arc Flash Events
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, recently announced the release of the Power-Zone 4® Arc Resistant Low Voltage Switchgear (PZ-4) and the Model 6 Arc Resistant Motor Control Center (MCC).
Schneider Electric Announces Enhancements To Power Distribution Solutions
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, recently announced updates to its line of industry-leading power distribution products for water wastewater, hospitality, agriculture, and non-critical building installations
Integrated Smart Device Technologies: The Road To Smart City Infrastructure
Phones have now become smart phones, water has become smart water, and cities are now trending towards becoming smart cities, but what does all this mean and how do we effectively make our water infrastructure smarter?
Three Steps For Reducing Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO) In Pumping Systems
Energy costs have become an increasing contributor to pumping systems Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). In fact, energy cost represents 40% of the TCO of a typical pump. It is possible to reduce the electrical consumption by at least 30% utilizing Variable Speed Drives while decreasing maintenance costs associated with the mechanical driven system. This paper explains how to reduce TCO with a limited investment focused on three key areas: energy efficiency management, asset management, and energy cost management.
Proactive Energy Management - Using Variable-Speed Drives To Maximize Pumping Efficiency Moving liquid is a key process in many applications, from water and wastewater to commercial buildings to industry to agricultural irrigation. Water and wastewater treatment facilities, for example, must treat and move massive amounts of influent to maintain public health. By Lee Ferrell, P.E. & Jack Creamer
Advanced Water Leakage Detection Saves Millions Of Gallons Of Water Yearly
Water loss is a major concern for most water utilities worldwide, as it affects not only operational processes but also impacts the financial, social, and environmental aspects of the utility. By Ivan Nazzaretto, Telvent Solutions Manager
Sustainability In Water And Wastewater Facilities Optimizes Electrical Generation Requirements Sustainable infrastructure is an emerging concern for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with water and wastewater treatment facilities. By Lee E. Ferrell, Schneider Electric
Space Shuttle Retirement, SPACEX, And The Future Of Water
When it comes to projects and procurement, are water and wastewater utilities living in the past? This article examines the weaknesses of traditional project-oriented procurement and how other agencies, such as NASA, are moving beyond this approach to a more solution-oriented methodology. By Grant Van Hemert, P.E., Schneider Electric
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Altivar Process: The First Variable Speed Drive With Embedded Services
The Altivar Process is more than just a drive. It addresses the major needs of utilities in equipment efficiency and total cost of ownership by supporting the energy management, asset management, and overall performance of the process.
Aquis Water Network Management
80% of your capital is invested in the distribution network. Aquis puts you in control.
SCADAPack 530E | 535E Remote Programmable Automation Controller
With the SCADAPack 500E range, Schneider Electric introduces the first ever remote Programmable Automation Controller (rPAC). The ARC Advisory Group has defined the rPAC as a whole new way to look at remote site automation. An rPAC combines the power of a PAC with the versatility of an RTU.
Galaxy VM Uninterruptible Power Supply
The Galaxy™ VM is a key component of the fully integrated and comprehensive Schneider Electric™ energy management solution for data centers and industrial applications. Deploying the latest in technology, it lowers energy costs through high efficiency and an ECOnversion mode. State-of-the-art electrical performance options, such as wide input voltage range, high overload and short-circuit capacities, and integrated back-feed protection allow the Galaxy VM to seamlessly integrate into your electrical network to provide excellent power quality. Highly compact, the Galaxy VM also integrates well with facility monitoring systems and smart grid requirements, offering energy storage flexibility that tailors the solution to your specific needs. It features top and bottom cable entry, full front service access, back-to-the-wall installation, and includes start-up services, making the Galaxy VM one of the easiest UPS units in its class to deploy, install, and maintain.
Migrate From SLC500 To A Complete State-Of-The-Art Solution
Migrate your legacy Rockwell PLC to a Unity-based Schneider Electric platform for a complete state-of-the art solution.
Schneider Electric Industry Services
Schneider Electric™ provides services far beyond meeting your immediate needs for application or equipment repair. We take a long-term, holistic approach to determine your facility and operational needs and develop a strategy for improving the performance of your people, systems, and processes.
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC CASE STUDIES
Secure Network Information Readily Available To Enterprise Users
Portland Water Bureau, more than 100 years old, is a public water utility located in Portland, Oregon. It is responsible for the supply, treatment, and delivery of water to about 935,000 consumers in parts of Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties in Oregon — nearly one-fourth of the population of the state. This service involves approximately 35 billion gallons of water annually. In 2011-12, more than 566,000 of those consumers were retail customers served directly by the utility. Another 368,000 consumers are served by the utility’s wholesale customers, including suburbs of Portland, water districts, and private water companies.
Water Utility Management To Avoid Flooding In A City Below Sea Level
The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans is the water utility serving every household in the New Orleans city limits. The water utility is responsible not only for water treatment as well as sewer and wastewater disposal, but also drainage operations throughout the city.
How One City Optimized Energy Use And Capital Spending through Performance Contracting
In 2012, the wastewater treatment plant in Denison, Texas, needed major renovations, as aging equipment and failed system components placed a significant burden on the city’s operating budget. Learn how the city leveraged performance contracting to fund the repairs and achieve more energy- and cost-efficient operations.
Upgrades to SCADA System Provides Critical Insight For Wastewater Treatment Plant
By installing a new SCADA system with a single programmable automtion controller (PAC), Monroe County Pure Waters, NY, was able to identify that their main plants and collection systems had sufficient capacity. The new SCADA system allowed them to close several smaller remote plants, eliminating several small-stream discharge points and saving the County energy and other operational costs.
Saving Lift Station Costs And Data Using DNP3
Lee County, FL has a population exceeding 620,000 with 600 lift stations and water wells used to manage its water needs. Motorola MOSCAD RTUs were used to operate 476 lift stations but within five years the MOSCAD system working on the county trunk radio system would no longer be supported when the change was made from analog to digital radios.
Blower Efficiency Enhanced With Variable Frequency Drives
Newnan Utilities’ Wahoo Creek Facility is a three million gallon a day wastewater treatment facility which has won the Environmental Protection Agency’s Georgia, Southeast, and National Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year Awards.
Louisiana City Continues Its Tradition Of Leading-Edge Water Treatment Facilities By Standardizing On CitectSCADA The City of Shreveport has been a landmark for water treatment facilities for over 100 years. Construction on the McNeill Street Pumping Station, which ran on steam-driven pumps, began in 1887.
Case Study: Hoover Dam Modernization Project First Of Its Kind Reclamation began computer (digital) automation of power generation in the early 1970s. In those early days, custom designs of automation systems were necessary because automation was new to the electric power industry, and very large specifications addressed even the smallest details. By Chau Nguyen, chief of engineering office, Hoover Dam and Terry Bauman, senior controls engineer, L&S Electric, Inc.
Case Study: New Technology Enhances Data Monitoring, Reduces Community Energy Bill Northwest of Hartford, Conn., are the towns of Simsbury, Avon and Granby. These towns share a history that began before the Revolutionary War, but in the 1970s, they became linked in another way: through the Simsbury Water Pollution Control Facility. This 3.8 million gallons per day (MGD)-rated facility processes about 2.2 MGD and receives 70 percent of its water from Simsbury, 25 percent from Avon and 5 percent from Granby. By Schneider Electric
Case Study: Schneider Electric’s Innovative Approach Succeeds In The U.K. Northcombe Water Treatment Works supplies some 30 million liters/day of clean water to South West Water's customers, but ever-increasing demand means that the plant will need to increase its output to 50 million liters/day. Major upgrades will be necessary to make this possible and, at the same time, to further enhance the site's operating efficiency. By Schneider Electric
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SOLUTIONS
Schneider Electric Water Wastewater
Schneider Electric’s integrated solutions make water and wastewater management efficient, reliable, and sustainable. From the smallest pumping station to the most complex treatment plant, we are dedicated to serving your requirements, and in turn, the needs of your community. Our solutions can help you save up to 30%in energy and design costs, which is good for the budget, and great for the environment.
The Schneider Electric Water Wastewater Competency Center (WWCC)
Because of our expertise and focus, we can deliver everything from world-class integrated system design, to ongoing service. We can help you exceed your requirements for sustainability and energy efficiency, site and data security, process control and optimization, lighting, demand response and renewable energy. With hundreds of trusted brands, such as Square D, we can help you make the most of your energy. Contact the WWCC
In addition to providing top-of-the-line products, solutions, and services, the WWCC is also committed to providing you with local, face-to-face training on sustainability, energy management, automation and control, power quality, and a host of other topics that provide you with information that helps you reach your operational goals. Learn more about these free workshops and when one will be held in a city near you!
- Aquis Water Network Management
- Altivar Process: The First Variable Speed Drive With Embedded Services
- SCADAPack 530E | 535E Remote Programmable Automation Controller
- Galaxy VM Uninterruptible Power Supply
- Migrate From SLC500 To A Complete State-Of-The-Art Solution
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC WATERONLINE RADIO
Model 6 Motor Control Center (MCC) Video
Mark Leinmiller of Schneider Electric’s Water Wastewater Competency Center talks about the integral role energy plays in water, and the many ways utilities can benefit from optimization, oversight, and automation.
Todd Schnick: We’re coming to you live, from Dallas, Texas. This is day two of AWWA ACE 2012 and Water Online Radio. I’m your host, Todd Schnick, joined by my colleague, Todd Youngblood. Todd, we’ve got lunch, and we’re ready to go for the next half of the day.
Todd Youngblood: Too much bunny food at lunch. We got there too late, and all the good stuff, all the meat got picked over. I don’t know what was left.
Todd Schnick: A lot of fellows in this hall. We were left with all the green stuff. That was no good, but we’re kicking off the afternoon section with a really exciting guest. I want to welcome Mark Leinmiller, who’s a segment manager for the Water Wastewater Competency Center for Schneider Electric. Welcome to the show, Mark.
Mark: Thank you very much.