SCADA & AUTOMATION CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS

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.

  • 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.

  • Why Smart Water Networks Boost Efficiency
    Why Smart Water Networks Boost Efficiency

    Smart Water Network (SWAN) is the water utility industry’s equivalent to the energy industry’s Smart Grid.

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

  • Staying On Top of Water In Spite Of Flood
    Staying On Top of Water In Spite Of Flood

    The biggest flood in decades roared through the Village of Johnson City, NY, one day in September 2011, and the water department lost everything, including their office, which was submerged in several feet of water. Working with Neptune Technology Group, Johnson City began installation of its new Neptune meters, along with E-Coder®)R900i™ combination solid state absolute encoder/RF meter interface units.

  • Remote Diagnostics Will Reduce Service Costs And Increase Uptime Of Filtration Systems
    Remote Diagnostics Will Reduce Service Costs And Increase Uptime Of Filtration Systems

    Filtration OEMs can use built-in device diagnostics to monitor and maintain automation component performance.

  • 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

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.

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SCADA & AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

SCADA Integration, HMI Development And Controls & Automation Upgrades

SCADA Integration, HMI Development And Controls & Automation Upgrades

Aquatech’s WMS field service staff has extensive experience in developing solutions to today’s modern controls advances and integration issues. We can provide support as well as parts for upgrading your PLC , troubleshooting PLC/HMI problems, integrating new equipment into your control scheme, or even engineering an advanced control system to replace antiquated equipment. We specialize in water treatment systems, but have the capability to serve any industry.

Sensus Smart Water Network

Sensus Smart Water Network

Water utilities are under pressure from growing demand, water stress, increasing energy prices and aging water systems.

<B>xpstorm</b>, Dynamic Storm Water Model

xpstorm, Dynamic Storm Water Model

xpstorm is a versatile software package for dynamic modeling of urban stormwater systems, river systems and floodplains including ponds, rivers, lakes, floodplains and interaction with groundwater. This combined 1-dimensional (for upstream to downstream flow) and 2-dimensional (for flow over land) software is widely used by private consultants and public agencies responsible for stormwater and flooding regulation, xpstorm is one of the most stable and well-accepted modeling and design packages in the world, and has been tested and approved for use by the United States FEMA and UK Environment Agency.

 

Traveling Bridge Clarifiers

Traveling Bridge Clarifiers

Traveling bridge clarifiers perform the same functions as circular clarifiers. Both water and wastewater applications are served by this bridge system, including both primary and secondary clarification.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION VIDEOS AND PODCASTS

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.

How To Raise Your Water System’s IQ

How To Raise Your Water System’s IQ

Water Online Radio’s Kelly Riggs asked a simple but important question to Paul Gifford, director of R&D with Mueller Company. His query, to paraphrase, was “What is intelligent water technology?”

Maximize Productivity And Safety With Schneider Electric HVL/cb Metal-Enclosed Switchgear

Maximize Productivity And Safety With Schneider Electric HVL/cb Metal-Enclosed Switchgear

The HVL/cb Metal-Enclosed Vacuum Circuit Breaker Switchgear from Schneider Electric offers a robust and reliable design. With the smallest footprint in the industry, the HVL/cb requires limited floor space to fit into compact locations. The HVL/cb Metal-Enclosed Switchgear by Schneider Electric has the lowest initial cost for a vacuum circuit breaker and offers innovative safety features at an affordable cost.

Remote Pressure Monitoring System: Video

Remote Pressure Monitoring System: Video

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 two (2) per District Metering Area (DMA), reports at user-defined 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. This technology is currently available in North America.

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.

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