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

  • Two-Way Fixed Network Helps Texas Community Become ‘City Of The Future’
    Two-Way Fixed Network Helps Texas Community Become ‘City Of The Future’

    In January 2014, the city of Meadows Place, Texas, became the first city in Fort Bend County to fully convert to an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) fixed-network system. At the same time, the city also implemented a complete meter change-out for its 1,600 customers. Both projects represent large initiatives for the self-proclaimed “little city” with a population of 4,600 citizens.

  • Water Utilities Slow To Embrace Smart Meter Technologies Water utilities appear to be under water when it comes to conservation efforts and adopting new technologies to help customers monitor water usage. Although water is viewed as a precious resource around the globe, little is being done to save water in North America.
  • Sprung A Leak? Smart Water Meters To The Rescue
    Sprung A Leak? Smart Water Meters To The Rescue

    A few months ago I logged into my online utility account and noticed it was more than twice the amount I usually pay, all of the excess going to water. Given the kind of work I do, I scour my bill every month, comparing electric and water usage month-to-month and over the course of the year.

  • Smart Water/Wastewater Technologies Require Comprehensive Wireless M2M Communications
    Smart Water/Wastewater Technologies Require Comprehensive Wireless M2M Communications

    Organizations with geographically dispersed assets, such as those in the water/wastewater utility industries, are continuously developing and implementing new ways to monitor and control all aspects of their business.

  • Making The Most Of AMI
    Making The Most Of AMI

    The notion of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), if not its practice, has become ubiquitous in the water industry. It’s hard to escape the feeling that following the evolution from manual to drive-by metering, the power and efficiency of AMI will soon become a utility standard.

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AMI, AMR, AND METERING PRODUCTS

R450<sup>™</sup> System Makes Utility Operations Visual

R450 System Makes Utility Operations Visual

Problems with Non-Revenue Water? Wasting time and money on truck rolls for off-cycle meter readings? Dealing with customer complaints over high water bills? Get a fix on the solution with Neptune’s R450™ System and get it all fixed from the start.

Innov8 Digital Register

Innov8 Digital Register

DESIGN
The water utility industry is changing as the cost of treating and delivering water is constantly rising. Utilities need to be more efficient while utilizing fewer resources. Increased consumer awareness and higher water bills must be met with responsive customer service. Information is being demanded to analyze billing reads and consumption patterns. Large end-users are looking for techniques to assist with conservation and cost controls. Clearly, demands upon water industry professionals are increasing.

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.

Web Presentment Software For AMI Data: Aclara&reg; Customer Care Solutions

Web Presentment Software For AMI Data: Aclara® Customer Care Solutions

Reducing costs and increasing customer satisfaction are goals of most utility companies today. These two goals don't logically work together but with Customer Care solutions from Aclara... they can.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

TeSys T: The Intelligent, Connected Motor Management And Protection System

TeSys T: The Intelligent, Connected Motor Management And Protection System

The TeSys T advanced motor monitoring, control, and protection system is designed to provide top performance, efficiency, and connectivity, fulfilling the most demanding needs.

R450<sup>™</sup> System Makes Utility Operations Visual

R450 System Makes Utility Operations Visual

Problems with Non-Revenue Water? Wasting time and money on truck rolls for off-cycle meter readings? Dealing with customer complaints over high water bills? Get a fix on the solution with Neptune’s R450™ System and get it all fixed from the start.

Hydro-Guard&reg; S.M.A.R.T. Flushing System

Hydro-Guard® S.M.A.R.T. Flushing System

Hydro-Guard® S.M.A.R.T. ™ Automatic Flushing System proves itself the smart choice for saving time, money and water to maintain quality over conventional hydrant flushing. Flush automatically with precise timing and frequency to maximize results with less water used via two-way communication over secure web link or existing SCADA. Receive real-time updates and residual analysis results remotely without fielding personnel.

Altivar Process ATV600

Altivar Process ATV600

ATV600 is a range of ready-to-order drives and custom engineered drives focused on fluids management processing and energy saving.

VTScada Idea Studio™

VTScada Idea Studio™

Optional VTScada Component - Familiar ribbon-based interface that helps you get started in creating high-impact displays in minutes.

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?

Plantstruxure PES

Plantstruxure PES

PlantStruxure™ PES (Process Expert System) is the innovative process-automation system from Schneider Electric that provides the single global database design and diagnostic features of a Distributed Control System (DCS). The energy-aware architecture allows companies to rapidly design systems, reduce downtime, and increase process and energy efficiency.

Wireless Lift Station Monitoring

Wireless Lift Station Monitoring

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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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Is It Time To Fight PPCPs?
    Is It Time To Fight PPCPs?

    There’s no question that they have found their way into our water supply and there’s evidence to suggest they are neutering fish, making birds fat, and exposing drinkers to gender-morphing side effects.

  • Congress Needs To Reauthorize The Ex-Im Bank
    Congress Needs To Reauthorize The Ex-Im Bank

    The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Established by Executive Order in 1934 with a mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating the export of U.S. goods and services, in 1945 the Ex-Im Bank became an independent, self-sustaining Executive Branch agency. For over 80 years, the Bank has provided financing tools and services that allow small, medium, and large companies to compete for global sales.

  • The Colorado River Alliance: A Proposal
    The Colorado River Alliance: A Proposal

    The Western United States has always been an elusive project for industrious American pioneers.

  • Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) And Sewer Backups: Causes And Solutions
    Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) And Sewer Backups: Causes And Solutions

    Wastewater collection systems are a series of pipes and water accumulation points known as lift stations.

  • Prepare To Pump Up Efficiency
    Prepare To Pump Up Efficiency

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed its first-ever energy standards for commercial and industrial pumps, aimed at saving energy in the agricultural and municipal clean water sectors.

  • EPA Fails 6 Subjects
    EPA Fails 6 Subjects

    Like so many schoolchildren sweating out final grades, the U.S. EPA gets its own report card each year, served by the EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG). Unfortunately, it’s full of bad marks.

  • The Current State Of Perchlorate
    The Current State Of Perchlorate

    Perchlorate is a chemical most commonly used in rocket fuel, flares, and fireworks, but potential federal regulation of its presence in drinking water may bring utilities down to earth.

  • What The EPA Health Advisory On Algal Toxins Means For You
    What The EPA Health Advisory On Algal Toxins Means For You

    On May 6, the U.S. EPA issued a health advisory regarding elevated levels of algal toxins in drinking water. Following a cyanotoxin crisis that resulted in a water ban in Toledo last August, the agency recommended specific drinking water values for microsytin and cylindrospermopsin in advance of the summer bloom season.

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