SCADA & AUTOMATION CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS

Industrial Internet Of Things (IoT): Identifying The Vulnerabilities Of Field Devices
Industrial Internet Of Things (IoT): Identifying The Vulnerabilities Of Field Devices

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) industry is growing at a rapid pace. By year-end 2015, an estimated 13.4 billion IoT-connected devices had flooded the global market.

  • 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.

  • VTScada And OpWorks Provide Advanced Wastewater Reporting And Analysis
    VTScada And OpWorks Provide Advanced Wastewater Reporting And Analysis

    Rapid City is the second-largest city in South Dakota, serving over 72,000 residents. Their Water Reclamation Department treats nearly 3.5 billion gallons of wastewater annually.

  • On The Rise: Quality Of Water, Quality Of Life — From Northeast U.S. To Central Africa
    On The Rise: Quality Of Water, Quality Of Life — From Northeast U.S. To Central Africa

    Bbanda is a small rural village of about 1,100 people in southern central Uganda, located 45 minutes from the closest town of Mityana. There is no electricity or reliable source of drinking water. But thanks to the work of some engineering students, that’s about to change.

  • 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.

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SCADA & AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

Water Network Optimization Suite Water Network Optimization Suite

The Water Network Optimization Suite by Schneider Electric provides water utilities an overview of the entire water distribution network in real-time and in “future-time” by enabling operators to be forewarned of critical situations in the network so that immediate actions to prevent or mitigate service disruptions can be taken with enough lead time.

Process Automation Process Automation

Festo is a leading global manufacturer of automation technology including systems, components, and controls for process control and factory automation solutions.

Wireless PRV Monitoring Wireless PRV Monitoring

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.

AquaView 1.60 SCADA System AquaView 1.60 SCADA System

AquaView is a complete SCADA software specifically developed for wastewater transport. Expansion capabilities include your entire water and wastewater networks.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION VIDEOS AND PODCASTS

Layering Water Data From Disparate Systems Creates Clear View Of Assets Layering Water Data From Disparate Systems Creates Clear View Of Assets

Most water professionals are not first-and-foremost IT people, but they do understand the critically important task of keeping their SCADA and other computer systems secure. One of the most critical considerations in doing this is linking disparate systems developed over time together.

Kupferle Foundry - #9800i-GENESIS Turbine Powered Automatic Flushing Device With Chlorine Analyzer

The Eclipse i-Series model #9800i-GENESIS is the newest Intelligent Flushing & Monitoring Station Kupferle offers to maintain safe residual levels and remove DBPs from consumers' water. This permanently installed station incorporates a built-in chlorine analyzer to measure and record disinfectant residual levels based on a programmed sampling schedule.

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.

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