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SCADA & AUTOMATION CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Filtration OEMs can use built-in device diagnostics to monitor and maintain automation component performance.
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
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
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
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
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.