SCADA Alternatives For Remote Monitoring
In addition to managing operational efficiency and customer usage, utilities are driven by demanding regulations for improved quality, safety, and security. For remote monitoring applications, data acquisition systems (DAS) can provide an enhanced understanding of network operations through detailed documentation. This white paper presents the advantages of remote DAS over SCADA, including the ability to measure data even when communication channels fail or computers crash. By Barry Ceci
Remote Monitoring Saves Money, Time For Rural Municipality
With outdated flow-monitoring systems, the Newtown Bucks County Joint Municipal Authority (NBCJMA) faced time-consuming communication gaps between the various sites of its large, decentralized sewer system. After bringing in engineering consulting firm Gannett Fleming, they installed remote telemetry units (RTUs) with solar power, eliminating the need for AC power or field visits to change batteries. Today, technicians can review data in a few minutes instead of a few hours thanks to frequent, regular delivery of data.
Remote Monitoring Solves Overflow And Lost Data Problems
In London, Ontario, an aging combined sewer system created flooding issues, and the city’s outdated monitoring system provided unreliable and inconsistent data to indicate why. By installing a remote monitoring system, engineers were able to determine the exact source of the overflow problems. In this case study, find out how the implementation of wireless flow meters can lower operations and maintenance costs.
Wireless Lift Station Monitoring Application Note
Lift stations are remote pumping facilities that move wastewater from lower to higher elevation. Monitoring lift stations is important to collection system operators.
Water Distribution System Wireless Monitoring Application Note
Providing water distribution monitoring solutions since 1987, Telog continues to offer the industry’s leading remote data acquisition system including the most comprehensive family of battery powered, environmentally rugged wireless monitors available from any single supplier.
Wireless PRV Monitoring Application Note
Pressure reducing valves (PRVs) are used throughout water distribution systems to reduce pipeline pressure to a predetermined set point. This decreases water loss and prevents pipe breaks.
Hydrant Pressure Monitoring Application Note
One of the most popular uses for the Telog Hydrant Pressure Recorders (HPRs) is to monitor and analyze customer pressure complaints. The HPR is ideally suited for this application because it is rugged, highly portable and can give a complete, time stamped picture of the pressure differential between the customer’s water pressure and the water pressure being delivered by the local utility.
Impulse Detection Leads To Mitigation Of Pressure Events
Water hammer events can result in service issues for utilities, as the sudden increase in pressure can contribute to pipe fatigue, eventually causing pipe failure—a costly situation for municipalities. By Barry Ceci, founder, president and CEO, Telog Instruments
Telog Ru-32 RTU Provides Wireless Mag Meter Monitoring
Telog’s Ru-32 Remote Telemetry Unit (RTU), part of the industry’s leading remote data acquisition system, attaches directly to the pulse output of magnetic flowemeters (mag meters) to trend flow at user-defined intervals, e.g. 5, 15, 30 minutes. Use the pressure sensor option to program the recorder with high and low alarm levels for both pressure and flow, for immediate notification of out-of-range site conditions.
Telog RG-32 Rain Gauge Monitor Wirelessly Provides Interval Totals
The Telog RG-32 Rain Gauge Recorder, part of Telog’s industry-leading family of remote data acquisition products, monitors the output of any tipping bucket-style rain gauge to provide internal rain totals of any user defined length. The RG-32 can be configured to call the host computer on any fixed schedule the user chooses—daily, for example, or whenever a specific level of rainfall has accumulated. This ensures that users always know how much total rainfall has occurred, up to the most recent 0.1 inch.