AMI, AMR, AND METERING SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Following Ultrasonic Success, Master Meter Introduces Sonata
    Following Ultrasonic Success, Master Meter Introduces Sonata

    A common drive among inventors is the hope of building “a better mouse trap.” There may be products that satisfy their users every day, but are crying out for improvement. One company has found that opportunity in water meters, taking a technology that has worked in the industrial space and offering it for the first time for residential applications.

  • Article: Tips For Plugging Water Meter Revenue Leaks
    Article: Tips For Plugging Water Meter Revenue Leaks Hersey Meters provided in-plant training trips to their factory and one-week courses in small and large meter maintenance. Other meter manufacturers have offered their version of these training programs. By Floyd S. Salser, Jr., CEO, MARS Company, and Member of the AWWA Water Meter Standards Committee
  • Bringing The Water Loss Fight Home During ‘Fix A Leak Week’
    Bringing The Water Loss Fight Home During ‘Fix A Leak Week’

    The U.S. EPA estimates that more than one trillion gallons of water are lost through household leaks every year. It introduced “Fix a Leak Week” to bring that number down.

  • Innovative AMI Answers Prove Value Of Water Metering
    Innovative AMI Answers Prove Value Of Water Metering

    Westwood, California was billing its water using a flat rate system. According to Community Services District General Manager Randy Buchanan, most customers in his service area had no idea how much water they were using, as no services were metered.

  • Berkeley County Water & Sanitation Takes Big Leap Forward With Big Data
    Berkeley County Water & Sanitation Takes Big Leap Forward With Big Data

    Berkeley County Water & Sanitation (BCWS), South Carolina, has moved from manual meter reads to remote readings that happen with the push of a button.

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AMI, AMR, AND METERING PRODUCTS

Recordall® Compound Series Meters Recordall® Compound Series Meters

Recordall Compound Series Meters from Badger Meter combine two metering technologies in one innovative package. A positive displacement chamber measures low flow, while a turbine chamber records high flow. These meters are an ideal choice for facilities that experience rapid and wide fluctuations in water demand, such as hospitals, universities, residential complexes and manufacturing or processing facilities.

Recordall® Fire Hydrant Meters Recordall® Fire Hydrant Meters

Many businesses today – landscape service companies, construction and pool contractors, for example – often need a temporary source of water, and they are willing to pay for it.

Mueller Systems Mi.Host Utility Interface Mueller Systems Mi.Host Utility Interface

Within the Mi.Net System--Mueller Systems' fixed 2-way AMI system--the Mi.Host server collects data from and controls all Mi.Hub fixed-location, data collectors.

We Put Science Back Into PD Measurement We Put Science Back Into PD Measurement

Using the latest in Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) design science, our engineers crushed existing performance benchmarks largely left untouched by other manufacturers for more than a century.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • How To Use SCADA To Avoid Overflows
    How To Use SCADA To Avoid Overflows

    If wastewater treatment plant operators have nightmares, it’s a good bet that many of them have to do with sewage overflows. Few events are as catastrophic for a wastewater facility as a surge of water it can’t process being churned out into the public sphere, in violation of environmental regulations, and to the detriment of public health.

  • How To Evolve With SCADA
    How To Evolve With SCADA

    Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are the digital pulse of water and wastewater treatment plants. Serving as the information hub, SCADA makes the most of the day’s cutting-edge technology and in turn uses it to make the most of the plant’s operations. But how to keep up with a system that evolves as quickly as the greatest minds in the field will allow?

  • Using SCADA To Find Hidden Problems And Solutions

    Ocean Isle Beach is a small island community on the southeast coast of North Carolina. Only about five-hundred people live there year round, but during the summer months its beautiful beaches draw almost ten times that number. This poses unique challenges for the town's wastewater utility who must handle this extreme seasonal spike in usage.

  • Building A Flexible Non-Proprietary SCADA System

    In 2008, Chatham County Public Works was using three different SCADA systems to monitor and control their remote tanks and pump stations. One was a sole-source software and hardware solution that used a unique communication protocol. By Christopher Little, Daniel Clevenger and Kevin Monk

  • Is Water 4.0 The Future?
    Is Water 4.0 The Future?

    Water 4.0 is a concept that has recently been raised as the “future” of the water industry …possibly. Apart from being a paraphrase of Industry 4.0, the questions have to be asked: What is it, and what does it have to do with the way the water industry operates in its current state?

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

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.

Ovation™ Control System Ovation™ Control System

The Ovation™ control system is a product of our decades of experience in process control for the power generation and water/wastewater treatment industries. Ovation utilizes commercially available, off-the-shelf technology to provide a powerful and secure architecture while allowing your system to easily progress with rapidly advancing computer technologies.

Ovation™ SCADA Server Solution Ovation™ SCADA Server Solution

Our Ovation™ 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.

SCADAPack 530E | 535E Remote Programmable Automation Controller SCADAPack 530E | 535E Remote Programmable Automation Controller

With the SCADAPack 500E range, Schneider Electric introduces the first ever remote Programmable Automation Controller (rPAC). The ARC Advisory Group has defined the rPAC as a whole new way to look at remote site automation. An rPAC combines the power of a PAC with the versatility of an RTU.

Mueller Systems Mi.Host Utility Interface Mueller Systems Mi.Host Utility Interface

Within the Mi.Net System--Mueller Systems' fixed 2-way AMI system--the Mi.Host server collects data from and controls all Mi.Hub fixed-location, data collectors.

MasterLinx™ Enterprise Management Software MasterLinx™ Enterprise Management Software

Raw data from handheld field computers, drive-by AMR, fixed network, or 3G Cellular is easily made actionable under a single data management system.

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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Choosing A Corrosion Control Treatment Strategy
    Choosing A Corrosion Control Treatment Strategy

    Here in the post-Flint era of municipal water operations, and for the foreseeable future, the loudest mandate for utilities will be to "get the lead out" of our distribution systems. Until such time that all lead lines are replaced, control strategies will need to be employed.

  • Engineering The Future: Two Tools For Wastewater Plant Design
    Engineering The Future: Two Tools For Wastewater Plant Design

    Two tools leverage computing power for engineering design, opening up a digital world of possibility for wastewater plants.

  • Getting The Lead Out
    Getting The Lead Out

    Ensuring the quality and safety of drinking water across the U.S. EPA-monitored 155,000 public water systems has become a national issue.

  • Science Guides Public Health Protection For Drinking Water
    Science Guides Public Health Protection For Drinking Water

    As a country, we’ve come a long way toward providing clean air, water, and land — essential resources that support healthy, productive lives. But we have more work to do to make sure that every American has access to safe drinking water.

  • New President, New Vision For Water
    New President, New Vision For Water

    In the midst of this U.S. presidential race, a thought about Ronald Reagan (apolitical, I promise): Known as the “Great Communicator,” it’s certainly no coincidence that Reagan was an actor before becoming president; and honed communication skills, especially in times of trouble, are vital to effective leadership.

  • WWEMA Window: A Tale Of Two Cities — Flint, MI And Camden, NJ
    WWEMA Window: A Tale Of Two Cities — Flint, MI And Camden, NJ

    The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) held its 43rd Annual Washington Forum in conjunction with many other water groups who gathered to celebrate Water Week, an opportunity to discuss the nation’s water infrastructure and how to more effectively protect public health and the environment. Nowhere was this critical role more evident than in two presentations.

  • Moving Forward For America's Drinking Water
    Moving Forward For America's Drinking Water

    Our nation’s record of progress in advancing public health under the Safe Drinking Water Act is significant.

  • Environmental Governance: A Key Stepping Stone On The Path To Peace And Stability
    Environmental Governance: A Key Stepping Stone On The Path To Peace And Stability

    Public participation. Information disclosure. Implementable and enforceable laws. Strong accountability mechanisms. In the United States, we sometimes take principles like these for granted.

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