SCADA & AUTOMATION CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS

Why Smart Water Networks Boost Efficiency

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

  • 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
    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

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

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SCADA & AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

Automation: PlantWeb® Digital Architecture

Automation: PlantWeb® Digital Architecture

As a key component in Emerson's PlantWeb® digital architecture, Ovation® offers a growing and unequaled array of fully integrated products and capabilities to help you gain and maintain a competitive advantage for years to come...

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Automation and Control Products

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Model 2SC-PCO Dual Solenoid Control Valve For Positioning & SCADA

Model 2SC-PCO Dual Solenoid Control Valve For Positioning & SCADA

The Singer models 106-2SC-PCO and 206-2SC-PCO dual solenoid electronic valves are based on the Singer model 106-PG or 206-PG main valve.

Wireless Hydrant Pressure Recording

Wireless Hydrant Pressure Recording

Telog’s original line of hydrant pressure recorders was designed to replace costly, high maintenance chart recorders for monitoring water pressure in distribution systems. The HPR-32 series is Telog’s next generation of paperless, hydrant pressure recorders and incorporates wireless technology for hands-off data transfer straight to your desktop.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION VIDEOS AND PODCASTS

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.

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.

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