SCADA & AUTOMATION CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS

Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power Uses GIS To Improve  Water Incident Management
Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power Uses GIS To Improve Water Incident Management

While utilities use sophisticated systems to supply clean water as well as collect and treat wastewater, the effort to manage incidents and outages leaves room for improvement. Water utilities often rely on manual processes to handle customer reports of leaks, loss-of-service or quality issues.

  • Boost Your Water Network Operational Efficiency
    Boost Your Water Network Operational Efficiency

    There are many potential issues that can affect a utility’s water network, including leakage and contamination. Having the ability to predict potentially harmful events that could occur can help utilities not only save money, but ensure that clean water is delivered efficiently and affordably. Download the full case study to read more of the story of how one utility found a solution to its growing distribution network problems.

  • A Case For Wireless M2M Technology: Sangamon Valley Public Water District
    A Case For Wireless M2M Technology: Sangamon Valley Public Water District

    Wireless M2M Communication technology can positively impact operations at a water treatment facility by improving efficiency through automated processes.

  • E-Coder® And R900® RF Help Data Go Deeper In Ventura County
    E-Coder® And R900® RF Help Data Go Deeper In Ventura County

    The majority of the water in the city of Simi Valley, California, is provided by Ventura County Waterworks District 8, serving approximately 26,000 metered connections — 22,000 of which are now read by Neptune’s R900® System.

  • Neptune’s R450™ System Helps Get Feet Off The Streets Of Laredo
    Neptune’s R450™ System Helps Get Feet Off The Streets Of Laredo

    The city of Laredo, Texas, had been walking to read its 67,543 water meters – 59,138 residential and 8,405 commercial accounts – using a manual method that took up to ten staff on the streets nearly an entire month to read to meet a monthly billing schedule. With the dawn of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems, the City began their search for the right metering solution for the department’s needs.

  • Field And Office Technologies Improve Stormwater Systems
    Field And Office Technologies Improve Stormwater Systems

    Although the city of Bozeman, Montana’s stormwater system has been silently producing front-page news for decades, it has typically only flowed into the spotlight because of an incident or an emergency.

  • A Golden Spike In Revenue, Efficiency, And Customer Service With The R900® System
    A Golden Spike In Revenue, Efficiency, And Customer Service With The R900® System

    In 2008, the public utility manager in Ogden City, Utah sent out a request for proposal on a system-wide changeout of its meters, absolute encoders, and radio frequency meter interface units (RF MIUs), with a goal of eliminating estimating and replacing all their meters with AMR technology to read year-round. Read the full case study to learn more.

  • A New Way Of Designing With Reverse Osmosis Membranes
    A New Way Of Designing With Reverse Osmosis Membranes

    Process design in water treatment is historically confined to proprietary or user-defined spreadsheets on a unit operation basis, with users manually adding results from each unit process upstream into the next operation.

  • Crystal Clear Water Supply Corporation
    Crystal Clear Water Supply Corporation

    Serving an area from eastern San Marcos to northwest Seguin, Crystal Clear Water Supply Corporation (CCWSC) recently commissioned their integrator, Central Texas Water Maintenance (CTWM) to replace their Wonderware and WIN-911 systems with VTScada software from Trihedral.

  • Robertson County Water Supply Corporation Adopts VTScada Software
    Robertson County Water Supply Corporation Adopts VTScada Software

    Serving just over 16,000 residents in eastern Texas, the Robertson County Water Supply Corporation (RCWSC) operates a small rural water system with five water plants, four wells, one booster pump station, and approximately 350 miles of PVC pipe. In December of 2014, their systems integrator, Express Electric, recommended that they adopt VTScada software from Trihedral to remotely monitor and control their plants.

  • A Tale Of Two SCADA Conversions
    A Tale Of Two SCADA Conversions

    Over the past five years, J.D. Irving, Limited Sawmill Division has invested $70 million in the latest operational equipment as part of their continuous investment in sustainable forest management strategies. In 2015, the company chose VTScada monitoring and control software to replace the aging SCADA systems used in their biomass boiler and trim line processes. Jody Gallant, an Electrical Engineering Technologist for JD Irving describes the some challenges and benefits of implementing a modern industrial SCADA system.

  • Dripping Springs Water Supply Corp. Installs A VTScada System
    Dripping Springs Water Supply Corp. Installs A VTScada System

    Serving a suburb of the Greater Austin Metropolitan Area, Dripping Springs Water Supply Corporation (DSWSC) recently decided to replace their Wonderware and WIN-911 system with VTScada, with the help of Austin area integrator, Central Texas Water Maintenance (CTWM).

  • $9M Renovation Of Secondary Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility
    $9M Renovation Of Secondary Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility

    Pangnirtung is an Inuit hamlet in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, located on Baffin Island. Fredericton based integrator, exp Services Inc., was selected for the nine million dollar renovation of Pangnirtung’s secondary municipal wastewater treatment facility. They chose VTScada for the brand new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system which gives the operators the ability to monitor and control the plant, receive alarms and notifications, view historical data trends and report.

Cooling Process Control Panels Effectively
Cooling Process Control Panels Effectively

Over the past few decades, the use of sophisticated high density electronics within automation and process control panels has become commonplace. Thermal management and its related costs for these electronic enclosures are very important considerations in managing these valuable assets. Choosing the appropriate and most cost and energy efficient cooling solution from the many types available requires knowledge of their individual strengths and weaknesses, and the ability to match that to the operational environment. By Doug Wilson, Noren Products Inc.

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SCADA & AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

R900<sup>®</sup> System R900® System

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ATV600 is a range of ready-to-order drives and custom engineered drives focused on fluids management processing and energy saving.

Hydrant Pressure Impulse Recorder Hydrant Pressure Impulse Recorder

The hydrant pressure recorder monitors water pressure within any water distribution system. The HPR-31i recorder is a better option than chart recorders because it is more accurate, less costly and require less maintenance.

Wireless Lift Station Monitoring Wireless Lift Station Monitoring

Lift stations are remote pumping facilities that move wastewater from lower to higher elevation. Monitoring lift stations is important to collection system operators.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION VIDEOS AND PODCASTS

Building A United SCADA System Building A United SCADA System

The ability to manage a plant remotely has opened a whole new world for the water industry, but there can be three or four different softwares merging to create one SCADA system. Trihedral Engineering is tasked with bringing all of those interfaces into one seamless package.

Cloud-Based Remote Monitoring For The Utility Cloud-Based Remote Monitoring For The Utility

In today’s connected world, remote monitoring of water or wastewater system assets is available to any size of utility. As enterprise systems for the large cities continue to evolve in their complexity, nimble cloud-based solutions where the data is housed outside of the utility are offering an affordable monitoring platform to smaller cities and distribution networks.

Making Remote Asset Monitoring Work For You Making Remote Asset Monitoring Work For You

With operational budgets under continued pressure, data capture from remote assets and its subsequent transmission and conversion into meaningful information is being widely accepted by the water and wastewater industry. In this exclusive Water Online video, Kerry Hoffman, Regional Sales Manager for Telog discusses the types of assets that can be monitored, how data is transmitted and the types of data application that are improving workforce and system efficiencies.  

It's A Bird...It's A Plane...It's SuperSCADA

The HMI SCADA market is changing, especially as operators are expected to do a lot more management of processes. Hear where SCADA is going and how much more capability is being required and being put into HMI SCADA in order to help operators make those higher-level troubleshooting decisions.

Get To Know Swan Get To Know Swan

This video gives a brief tour of Swan's products and applications expertise, and also explains why Swan is named Swan.

Water Controls Benefit From Close Systems Integrator - Manufacturer Relationship Water Controls Benefit From Close Systems Integrator - Manufacturer Relationship

Primex Controls is a full-service, system-integration company that builds everything from small, pump control panels to full-blown SCADA systems for water plants that serve 50-60 million people. In this Water Online Radio interview, John Buesgens, Business Development Manager with Primex, and Blair Sooley, Account Manager with Trihedral, talk about the value of the vendor integrator relationship for utilities.

Automation Trends Revealed Automation Trends Revealed

Craig Correia, process automation manager with Festo Corporation, talks about industry drivers for automated systems.

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