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50+ Years With Neptune And Building On A Decade of R900 Technology

The Public Works Utilities of Billings, Montana, began their partnership with Neptune Technology back in the 1950s and was an early adopter of Neptune’s ARB® absolute encoder meter reading technology in the 1960s.

  • Automation Solutions For Fixed-Bed Filters
    Automation Solutions For Fixed-Bed Filters

    Handwheel or automated process valve? The worldwide trend is clearly moving towards automation, because it reduces energy and water consumption, especially rinsing water, and increases plant availability. Pneumatic automation of a fixed-bed filter is a good example of this.

  • City Solves Reliability And Maintenance Problems For WTP Hypo Feeds
    City Solves Reliability And Maintenance Problems For WTP Hypo Feeds

    A municipal water quality manager reports replacement of sodium hypochlorite (hypo) vacuum feeder units with a more advanced type at one water treatment plant (WTP) has helped allow for continued reliability for chlorination.

  • The Full SCADA Deal: The Benefits Of Adopting A Complete SCADA System Over A Sophisticated RTU-Based Solution
    The Full SCADA Deal: The Benefits Of Adopting A Complete SCADA System Over A Sophisticated RTU-Based Solution

    For over a decade, The Bahamas Water and Sewerage Company (BWSC) faced significant service challenges on the Island of New Providence. These included a lack of centralized monitoring and control for the island’s primary water treatment and distribution system, as well as limited reporting, alarming and remote access.

  • VTScada At Toyota Motor Manufacturing, KY
    VTScada At Toyota Motor Manufacturing, KY

    One of the world’s largest manufacturing plants improves efficiency by adopting a unified HMI to monitor water/wastewater, compressed air & liquids, and lighting. By Christopher Little

  • Modernize Your Mobile Operation
    Modernize Your Mobile Operation

    The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati’s Wastewater Collection Division manages 3,000 miles of main sewer line and services some 200,000 individual customer sewer laterals and accounts that cover nearly 1 million residents and businesses. When things go wrong with those pipes, the division hears about it from customers loud and clear.

  • Three Steps For Reducing Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO) In Pumping Systems
    Three Steps For Reducing Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO) In Pumping Systems

    Energy costs have become an increasing contributor to pumping systems Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). In fact, energy cost represents 40% of the TCO of a typical pump. It is possible to reduce the electrical consumption by at least 30% utilizing Variable Speed Drives while decreasing maintenance costs associated with the mechanical driven system. This paper explains how to reduce TCO with a limited investment focused on three key areas: energy efficiency management, asset management, and energy cost management.

  • Reliable M2M Communication And Networking Technology Connects Wastewater Facilities
    Reliable M2M Communication And Networking Technology Connects Wastewater Facilities

    As the world becomes increasingly connected, the integration of smart devices and tools, such as sensors, process control devices, security cameras, for example, have increased the need for well-established, secure machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and networking solutions. Many companies depend on effective communication technologies to reduce overhead costs and improve their bottom lines. By Paul Mercier, Regional Manager for OEM, Utility and Energy Markets, FreeWave Technologies, Inc.

  • Identifying And Estimating The Value Of SCADA And Smart Metering Systems In Water Distribution Networks
    Identifying And Estimating The Value Of SCADA And Smart Metering Systems In Water Distribution Networks

    Considering the invaluable service provided to the society by the water companies, it is imperative to ensure their sustainability. To achieve this objective, these organizations must be allowed to fulfill their mission with effectiveness and efficiency. Information and communication technologies are especially important tools in this pursuit of enhanced performance.

  • Make Your SCADA Feel Young Again
    Make Your SCADA Feel Young Again

    When the Village of Romeoville underwent a major upgrade to their SCADA system, they also decided to move to the latest version of the monitoring & control software that they had used successfully for many years. This version included features designed specifically for the water/wastewater industry. In this article, a former Head of the Water Department (*) explains why the utility continues to push for the latest HMI version and how this helps them overcome many of the issues related to maintaining a long-running SCADA system. By Christopher Little

  • SCADA Alternatives For Remote Monitoring
    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

  • Cooling Electrical Panels In Waste Water Treatment Applications
    Cooling Electrical Panels In Waste Water Treatment Applications

    Over the past few decades, the use of sophisticated electronics for automation and process controls as well as transformers, VFDs and PLCs have become commonplace in NEMA enclosures. The thermal management and related costs of these electronic enclosures has become very important considerations in managing these valuable assets.

  • AZ Utility Breaks New Ground In Water Reuse With Help From VTScada Software
    AZ Utility Breaks New Ground In Water Reuse With Help From VTScada Software

    The Fountain Hills Sanitary District (FHSD) provides wastewater treatment for over 13,000 homes and businesses. In addition to supplying the town’s namesake fountain, its treated water irrigates local golf courses and parks. In 2000, the utility developed an innovative way to make up the short-fall during the dryer less populated summer. By Christopher Little

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.

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Data Hosting Service

If you prefer not to install and manage Enterprise on your corporate network, we offer a Data Hosting Service where Telog collects and manages remote RTU data on servers on a certified, secure commercial data center operating Enterprise software.

R900<sup>®</sup> System

R900® System

How can your water utility protect present investments in technology while building onto those investments as you need, at your own pace?

SCADA: SCADA Server Solution

SCADA: SCADA Server Solution

Our SCADA solution provides effective management of wastewater collection and water distribution systems. Our SCADA strategies and architecture offer safe, cost-effective, and reliable control over plant processes. Implemented as either a standalone server or incorporated with Ovation control and information technology, our SCADA solution ensures continuous monitoring and control of plant operations...
Remote Pressure Monitoring System

Remote Pressure Monitoring System

Several years ago, Mueller began a journey to develop a user friendly and cost-effective technology to continuously and remotely monitor pressure at any point within a potable water distribution system. The technology involves threading a sensor onto a corporation valve to transmit pressure readings. The pressure sensor, typically installed one per District Metering Area (DMA), reports at userdefined intervals via cellular service and a Mueller-hosted secure web server. Beginning with pressure monitoring, Mueller has created a communications backbone that utilities can integrate into its monitoring systems or use as a stand-alone monitoring platform.

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Remote Pressure Monitoring System

Remote Pressure Monitoring System

The ability to continuously and remotely monitor pressure at any point within potable water distribution systems is crucial to ensuring access to safe, cleaning drinking water.

Schneider Electric Introduces Air-Cooled Medium Voltage Drive

Schneider Electric Introduces Air-Cooled Medium Voltage Drive

The Altivar 1260 medium voltage drive is an air-cooled voltage source inverter, able to be applied to both synchronous and induction AC motors. Designed to maximize reliability and simplify operation and maintenance, the drive provides front access to all serviceable parts, easy power module replacement and a common design architecture with a low component count. The flexible, high-performance drive is suited for large pump, fan and compressor applications.

Intranet Of Things For Water/Wastewater Podcast From Schneider Electric

Intranet Of Things For Water/Wastewater Podcast From Schneider Electric

Water systems are a decades-old infrastructure that have been slow to adapt to new technologies. 

Happy Holidays From Trihedral 2014

Happy Holidays From Trihedral 2014

From all of us in Bedford, Orlando, and Aberdeen we wish you and your family a healthy and happy holiday season.

Calculating Treatment Plant Energy Consumption

Calculating Treatment Plant Energy Consumption

How do you get a handle on your plant’s overall energy consumption? Outside of the EPA’s Energy Star program for water and wastewater, how do you benchmark your performance?

Wireless Tech Improves Operational Efficiency, Safety At The Plant

Wireless Tech Improves Operational Efficiency, Safety At The Plant

New technology at a plant often means more wires. But adding more wires to existing infrastructure isn’t always feasible, says Patrick Ho, director of systems solutions for the water sector of Eaton Corporation in a recent interview with Water Online Radio.

Identifying Power System Problems At The Plant— What You Need To Know

Identifying Power System Problems At The Plant— What You Need To Know

Power management is an often overlooked segment of the water industry. But plants require electrical power, and power systems come with their own set of challenges.    

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