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5 Tips For The 100-Year Storage Tank
Treatment plant showrunners are constantly looking for ways to conserve. But few realize that one of the simplest ways to save money in the long run concerns the ubiquitous behemoths surrounding the plant. They fail to properly maintain their storage tanks.
Everything You Need To Know About Membrane Replacement
In this short tutorial, an expert from GE Water & Process Technologies talks about membrane replacement -- when to replace them, how to do it, and much more. You'll also hear from a GE customer to see why they replaced their membranes and what happened as a result.
Utah Water District Saves Time And Resources, Improves Accuracy By Upgrading Sensors And Analyzers
Monitoring chlorine and fluoride levels in the drinking water of Utah’s Taylorsville-Bennion Improvement District used to be expensive, labor intensive, and often sensitive to interference from the variable frequency drives used to operate the chlorine injection pumps. That is, until the district upgraded to Rosemount Analytical free chlorine and fluoride sensors and analyzers from Emerson Process Management.
A Closer Look At Water Main Break Prediction
To residents, municipalities, and water utility professionals, no calamity is quite like a water main break.
The Zen Of Smart Pressure Management: Calming Water Distribution Networks
Over recent years, water companies around the world have enhanced their ability to control the pressure of water in their distribution networks to improve customer service and achieve environmental savings.
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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGEMENT
People Leverage Technology To Transform Plant Processes
Regardless of how the many wastewater treatment plants across North America and the world are configured, their missions are the same. At the core of their operations, these facilities are charged with maximizing the efficiency of managing their wastewater and water resources.
A Water Network For Economic Vitality
Those in the water industry know water is essential for life and brings economic value, but the economic role of water is often not as well understood by the general public. This paper reviews the history and development of our transportation, electrical, and energy infrastructure and then presents a plan for our nation’s water to be augmented from where we have it abundantly to where we badly need it.
VSD Value: Why You Should Invest In Variable Speed Drives
A Q&A with Matthew Gormley and Gerald Dixon of Schneider Electric, who explain the functionality, operational advantages, and cost savings associated with variable speed drives (VSDs).
7 Things To Consider Before A Smart Meter Rollout
More than 45% of installed water meters in North America are equipped with automated meter reading technology, according to a recent IHS Technology 2014 report (“Water Meters Report – 2014”).
Sensor Maintenance Made Easy With Predictive Diagnosis
As winter sets in across the country, those trips outside to take a reading or conduct scheduled maintenance on your water quality instruments aren’t quite so inviting. But what if your instruments could save you the trip? Predictive diagnosis is set to become the operator’s new best friend.
ASSET MANAGEMENT NEWS
Civil Engineers Launch Nation’s First Utilities Pipeline And Surveying Institute
With the premier of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) new Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI), civil engineers have one more reason to “dig” their profession.
‘Slew’ Of Broken Water Mains Sends Message To L.A.
Water infrastructure in Los Angeles made national headlines last July when a massive water main break on UCLA's campus posed a danger to students.
Trimble Unity Software For Water Utilities Adds Support For Advanced Asset Maintenance, BYOD GNSS Receivers And Esri ArcGIS Online
Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today the latest version of its smart water mapping and work management cloud software—Trimble® Unity™ version 2.0.
Cincinnati On Brink Of Infrastructure Disaster
Cincinnati is undergoing a water infrastructure crisis, and it is unclear where it will find the funding it needs to make upgrades.
Water Utilities Don’t See Climate Change As Priority
Facing short-term challenges including an infrastructure crisis and revenue pressures, water utilities are not prioritizing climate change as a major concern.
Innovyze Releases InfoMaster V6.0 With New Custom Reporting, Comprehensive Scenario Comparison, And Non-Homogeneous Markov Chain Process Asset Deterioration Model
Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, recently introduced InfoMaster Generation V6.0.
New Hampshire City Can't Locate Million-Gallon Leak
Officials in the New Hampshire city of Dover are still searching for an elusive water leak that opened up in May somewhere in the city's infrastructure and leaks one million gallons of water per day.
Kentucky Water Utility Turns To Robots For Leak Detection
In a $1.7 million effort, a Kentucky water utility is deploying a high-tech robot to detect weakness in water mains that could lead to ruptures.
Neptune Announces Cityworks® Connector
Neptune Technology Group Inc. (“Neptune”) announces the release of the Neptune Connector for Cityworks that provides data interoperability from Neptune’s N_SIGHT™ software suite for Neptune’s AMR and AMI systems to the Cityworks Asset Management System for utilities, public works, and local government.
Water Utilities Change AMR/AMI Systems More Frequently Than Previously Thought
In a recent sponsored study, industry expert Dr. Howard Scott, PhD, worked to identify how long a water utility typically uses its AMR/AMI system before changing to a new one.