LABOR SOLUTIONS & INSIGHTS FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Occupational Safety And Utility Compliance: 7 Tips For Risk Management Program Compliance
    Occupational Safety And Utility Compliance: 7 Tips For Risk Management Program Compliance

    The EPA’s Risk Management Program is a necessary but daunting regulation that imposes strict adherence and heavy consequences for non-compliance. These tips are designed to keep utilities safe in every sense.

  • The Top 5 Fall Protection Hazards Overlooked By Utilities
    The Top 5 Fall Protection Hazards Overlooked By Utilities

    Fall hazards are the number one killers in the construction field according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). In 2010, fatalities from falls to lower levels was 255 out of 264 recorded fall deaths.

  • One Water Communication: Standardizing How We Communicate Visually About Water
    One Water Communication: Standardizing How We Communicate Visually About Water

    I believe that we value what we know. We use scales, models and frameworks to help us understand complex matters and materials. Review the conceptual models and categorization efforts of Daniel Defoe, Charles Darwin, Anders Celsius, John Smith Elgin Marbles, Seamus Heaney, Tycho Brahe, Captain Bligh, and my favorite, Rear Admiral Francis Beaufort, author and developer of the Beaufort Wind Scale.

  • 10 Apps For Water And Wastewater Professionals
    10 Apps For Water And Wastewater Professionals

    Smartphones, when programed with the right apps, can serve important functions at wastewater and water treatment facilities. These 10 apps make it easier to do everything from calculating chemical dosages to installing the right size sewage pipes. 

  • Math Solutions: Flow Rate Conversions
    Math Solutions: Flow Rate Conversions

    Water Online’s “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), provides an understanding of the sometimes difficult calculations involved in achieving wastewater operator certification.

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

SCADAPack 530E | 535E remote Programmable Automation Controller

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.

Aclara’s PLATINUM_<I>services™</i>

Aclara’s PLATINUM_services™

As part of its STAR_select™ solution for water utilities, Aclara Technologies LLC, a leading provider of intelligent infrastructure technologies for water, gas and electric utilities, announces platinum level services for its network and system that make it easier to implement a successful AMI strategy.

VTScada Historian

VTScada Historian

Standard VTScada Component - No other software does more to protect your historical data and put it to work across your organization.

Security Solutions For Water And Wastewater Operations

Security Solutions For Water And Wastewater Operations

A secure facility ensures a secure community. Security solutions from Schneider Electric can help your plant comply with regulations, manage budget constraints, and eliminate the risk of contamination.  

Plantstruxure PES

Plantstruxure PES

PlantStruxure™ PES (Process Expert System) is the innovative process-automation system from Schneider Electric that provides the single global database design and diagnostic features of a Distributed Control System (DCS). The energy-aware architecture allows companies to rapidly design systems, reduce downtime, and increase process and energy efficiency.

N_SIGHT<sup>™</sup> Software Suite

N_SIGHT Software Suite

System health. Customer service. Revenue enhancement. These days, utilities must go far beyond basic meter reading to achieve the intelligent functionality they require. Neptune’s N_SIGHT software suite was designed to help get them there.

R900<sup>®</sup> System

R900® System

It's amazing how far you can take an endpoint – while leaving it right where it's always been. The R900® radio frequency meter interface unit (RF MIU) requires no reprogramming. The same high resolution, 8-digit E-Coder® solid state absolute encoder that gives your utility the meter readings and consumption data you count on in mobile-mode, also provides what you need for hybrid AMR and full fixed network AMI. Your utility is unique with unique needs. Where you start – and where you eventually arrive – is up to you.

R450<sup>™</sup> System Makes Utility Operations Visual

R450 System Makes Utility Operations Visual

Based on Esri® GIS mapping that allows you to view critical conditions and infrastructure status throughout your service areas, R450 RF fixed network technology makes it easy to collect and interpret the data you need.

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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGEMENT

  • Water Management And Sustainability In Canadian Cities
    Water Management And Sustainability In Canadian Cities

    With climate change already showing adverse effects on our local resources, people, landscapes and infrastructure, what does this mean for the future of sustainable Canadian cities?

  • A Beginner’s Guide To On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation
    A Beginner’s Guide To On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation

    Why buy, transport, and store chlorine when you can make your own? Here are nine questions to consider before adopting the practice.

  • 8 Questions For Every Water Utility After The UCLA Water Main Break
    8 Questions For Every Water Utility After The UCLA Water Main Break

    The water and mud from the big water main break that flooded the UCLA campus in Los Angeles in late July left behind several questions that could be asked of every water supplier in the country.  Find out for yourself how vulnerable your home town’s water supply is to leaks and breaks with these eight questions. By Ed Osann, NRDC senior water policy analyst

  • Do You Know The Value Of Decentralized Infrastructure?
    Do You Know The Value Of Decentralized Infrastructure?

    According to the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association, onsite and decentralized wastewater treatment systems are an important part of a country’s permanent wastewater infrastructure. 

  • 12 Monitoring Applications That Will Keep A Finger On The Pulse Of Your Water Distribution System
    12 Monitoring Applications That Will Keep A Finger On The Pulse Of Your Water Distribution System

     “You can’t manage what you don’t monitor”, an adage first attributed to Lord Kelvin applies to practically everything, including water distribution systems.

  • Tips On Integrating Packaged Equipment Into Plant SCADA Systems
    Tips On Integrating Packaged Equipment Into Plant SCADA Systems

    Integrating controls from an equipment supplier successfully within a Plant SCADA or DCS system requires communication on multiple levels. These levels include process of design, mechanical fit up and installation, as well as the coordination to get the equipment to work in concert with the plant’s other control systems. Simply looking after mechanical/electrical details are not enough. To be successful, the plant’s System Integrator and the equipment supplier’s PLC programmer must work with each other throughout the entire project’s development. By Todd Nydam, JWC Environmental LLC & Graham Nasby, Eramosa Engineering Inc.

  • Internal Branding Key To Creating Water Utility Employee Ambassadors
    Internal Branding Key To Creating Water Utility Employee Ambassadors

    Internal branding can ignite employee performance, strengthen the profit potential of a water utility, and play a key role in helping utility executives and leaders inform staff of their external-facing expectations. To stimultate employee brand support and organizational change, internal communication and branding efforts should be a direct and constructive expression of the organization’s vision and strategic plan.

  • Iced! Polar Vortex Lessons From An Ohio Water Utility
    Iced! Polar Vortex Lessons From An Ohio Water Utility

    In early January 2014, the polar vortex enveloped the Great Lakes region.  When the vortex passed over Lake Erie, a phenomenon called frazil ice sent an untold number of slender shards of ice directly into Avon Lake Regional Water’s intake crib. 

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