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

  • Integrated Smart Device Technologies: The Road To Smart City Infrastructure
    Integrated Smart Device Technologies: The Road To Smart City Infrastructure

    Phones have now become smart phones, water has become smart water, and cities are now trending towards becoming smart cities, but what does all this mean and how do we effectively make our water infrastructure smarter?

  • 4 Tips For Building Meter-Related Revenue
    4 Tips For Building Meter-Related Revenue The water meter industry operates on revenue and the modern utility is both a business and a public service. This article deals with the business and revenue side of the water industry. I don’t question the ability of the modern water utility to produce safe, high-quality water. However, I am concerned about the service side, since fairness to the end users of our product and fairness to the utilities who produce this very high-quality product is important and closely related to the revenue issues. It is our job to collect the revenue to which we are entitled by the application of fair business practices and the use of accurate and cost-saving measurement devices. I will talk about building revenue by avoiding revenue loss. By Floyd S. Salser, Jr., CEO, MARS Company
  • AMI Expansion – Utility Takes R900<sup>&reg;</sup> System Further Without Moving An Inch
    AMI Expansion – Utility Takes R900® System Further Without Moving An Inch

    According to Utility Operations and Maintenance Supervisor Kenneth Klinepeter, October 2004 marked the beginning of the Borough of Middletown, Pennsylvania’s move from the “dark ages to the 21st Century” of meter reading.

  • Aging Infrastructure Creates Challenges For Utilities And Their Customers
    Aging Infrastructure Creates Challenges For Utilities And Their Customers

    It’s no great secret that a sound infrastructure plays a critical role in the health of our economy and our individual health. A first-class infrastructure — not just well-maintained, but modernized and innovative — is the hallmark of a first-class nation. In the United States, up until relatively recently, building the best roads, bridges, railroads and water supply systems was a priority for that very reason. The literal foundation of America was once among the strongest in the world. By Myles Meehan, Senior Vice President, Public Relations, HomeServe USA

  • The Village Of Frankfort Awarded For Operational Efficiencies Achieved Through The Mi.Net™ System And Meter Replacement

    Most recently, Frankfort Village officials decided to replace its water and electric meters and implement an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) network to increase the operational efficiencies of its water and electric infrastructure in ways that would help improve employee safety, water and energy conservation and customer service while also reducing operational costs.

More AMI, AMR, and Metering Solutions

AMI, AMR, AND METERING PRODUCTS

Correlated, Acoustic Leak Detection System: Aclara STAR® ZoneScan

Correlated, Acoustic Leak Detection System: Aclara STAR® ZoneScan

Non-revenue water loss due to underground leaks is a major headache for utilities — and losses often worsen as the infrastructure ages. What’s more, leaks often erupt into major infrastructure failures. Aclara STAR ZoneScan is the industry’s only remotely correlated acoustic leak-detection solution that uses time-synchronized sound recordings to identify leak locations on the main. The sound recordings are made by underground equipment in the field and later correlated at the utility, pinpointing leaks before they become expensive emergencies. The solution’s hands-off operation as well as automated data collection and analysis saves money, time, and resources.

Engineered Polymer E-Series&reg; Ultrasonic Meter

Engineered Polymer E-Series® Ultrasonic Meter

E-Series Ultrasonic water meters from Badger Meter use solid-state technology in a compact, totally encapsulated, weatherproof, and UV-resistant housing, suitable for residential and commercial applications.

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

R450 System Makes Utility Operations Visual

Based on Esri® GIS mapping that allows you to view critical conditions and infrastructure status throughout your service areas, R450 RF fixed network technology makes it easy to collect and interpret the data you need.

Integral Hot Rod&trade;

Integral Hot Rod™

The Integral HOT ROD™ is a high performance, transmitter designed for mobile AMR.
More AMI, AMR, and Metering Products

SCADA AND AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Hydrant Pressure Monitoring Application Note
    Hydrant Pressure Monitoring Application Note

    One of the most popular uses for the Telog Hydrant Pressure Recorders (HPRs) is to monitor and analyze customer pressure complaints. The HPR is ideally suited for this application because it is rugged, highly portable, and can give a complete, time stamped picture of the pressure differential between the customer’s water pressure and the water pressure being delivered by the utility.

  • Keeping Pace With Data Management Evolution
    Keeping Pace With Data Management Evolution

    How to harness technology and information to overcome modern municipal challenges

  • Automation 101: The Dangers Of Hand/Off/Auto
    Automation 101: The Dangers Of Hand/Off/Auto

    When we automate we invariably offer our clients and their operations staff the benefit of Hand/Off/Auto functionality for all the components on our systems. To those new to automation it allows an operator or maintenance worker to remove a piece of equipment, like a pump or blower for example, from the oversight and control automated controller (MCC, PLC, etc.) and operate it manually while it is still installed.

  • 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.

  • 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

More SCADA and Automation Solutions and Insight For Utility Managers

SCADA AND AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

<B>Automation and Control Products</b>

Automation and Control Products

Automation and Control Products
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.

VTScada Historian

VTScada Historian

Standard VTScada Component - No other software does more to protect your historical data and put it to work across your organization.

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.

Vijeo Citect™ SCADA Software

Vijeo Citect™ SCADA Software

SCADA Expert Vijeo Citect has now joined Schneider Electric's StruxureWare software applications and suites, supporting company- wide optimization. SCADA Expert Vijeo Citect features new simplified templates designed to deliver a more modern application. SCADA Expert Vijeo Citect also continues to enhance its object based referencing abilities.

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.

VTScada Training Courses

VTScada Training Courses

VTScada Configuration Course and VTScada Scripting Course.

Mi.Host Utility Interface

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.

More SCADA and Automation Products
Newsletter Signup
Newsletter Signup
By clicking Sign Me Up, you agree to our Terms and that you have read our Privacy Policy.

REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • New Drinking Water Regulations Sought For Algal Toxins
    New Drinking Water Regulations Sought For Algal Toxins

    Excess nutrients, blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), and cyanotoxins have long been a problem for wastewater treatment plants — many states regulate nutrient levels in discharged water — but now drinking water plants are being eyed for regulation as well.

  • Myths And Truths About The Waters Of The U.S. Rule
    Myths And Truths About The Waters Of The U.S. Rule

    Last week the House of Representatives approved a bill to block the proposed “Waters of the United States” rule, which would expand the U.S. EPA’s authority to include many streams and wetlands that currently go unregulated under the Clean Water Act. Has the EPA gone too far, or are they just doing what is necessary to protect and enhance water quality?

  • Tackling The Drought: The Relationship Between Water Law And Water Budget
    Tackling The Drought: The Relationship Between Water Law And Water Budget

    Natural resource management usually involves more than science and engineering, it intersects law, policy, and politics.  Nowhere is this truer than in the regulation of water.

  • What Drought? Deep Drilling For Groundwater Yields Rewards
    What Drought? Deep Drilling For Groundwater Yields Rewards

    The Utah Water District took a unique approach to discover new water for a rising population, with better-than-expected results.

  • New Standard Applies To Every Water Manager, Everywhere
    New Standard Applies To Every Water Manager, Everywhere

    Innovation can take many forms. In the water and wastewater industry, new and emerging technologies get most of the credit for being innovative and potentially transformative. However, new modes of thinking can have equal and sometimes greater impact.

  • Expert Advice On The Lead-Free Law And Compliance
    Expert Advice On The Lead-Free Law And Compliance

    The national lead-free law that went into effect in January 2014 arrived with a certain amount of confusion tied to it. What does “lead free” really mean? What constitutes a pipe, pipe fitting, plumbing fitting, or fixture? How are lead-free products identified? How is the law enforced?

  • Cooling Water Intake Decisions Are Heating Up
    Cooling Water Intake Decisions Are Heating Up

    Now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its rule for cooling water intakes under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act, the race is on for more than 600 power plants and manufacturing facilities to comply.  Right now, there is probably no better example in the water industry of how carefully choosing among compliance options can lead to millions of dollars in cost savings.

  • State Of The States: Emerging Water Loss Regulations In The U.S.
    State Of The States: Emerging Water Loss Regulations In The U.S.

    Where does your state stand – both statistically and strategically – with regard to water loss?

More Regulation Updates For Utility Managers

UTILITY MANAGEMENT NEWS

More Utility Management News