SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

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

  • 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

  • Video: 420 Remote Connect/Disconnect Meter (RDM)
    Video: 420 Remote Connect/Disconnect Meter (RDM) See how the 420 Remote Connect/Disconnect Meter (RDM) from Mueller Systems can optimize AMI and AMR systems to help utilities improve the operational efficiency of their water systems.
  • Lead-Free 2014: Guidelines For Compliance
    Lead-Free 2014: Guidelines For Compliance

    It was a long buildup to the federal lead-free rule, characterized by some last-minute changes, but the moment has finally arrived.

  • Advanced Metering Analytics System Improves Data Accuracy, Customer Service
    Advanced Metering Analytics System Improves Data Accuracy, Customer Service

    Bethpage Water District’s (New York) outdated water metering system led to customer service concerns, such as a slow response time for detecting leaks and insufficient data for billing inquiries.

  • 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
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AMI, AMR, AND METERING PRODUCTS

Smart Consumer Engagement by Aclara

Smart Consumer Engagement by Aclara

The tangible benefits that come to utilities and consumers from an investment in advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) extend beyond automated meter reading. Consumer-engagement programs benefit customers directly by offering timely access to information about usage and cost, thus eliminating the surprises that cause so many high-bill complaints. Consumers with access to usage data take control of their bills, using current information to identify water waste and leaks before they become expensive and time-consuming problems.

Measuring With The Sound Of Science™

Measuring With The Sound Of Science™

Now available in sizes 2" - 8", the Octave® Ultrasonic Meter represents a new approach to comprehensive flow management and accountability based on a greatly improved version of the AWWA C750 standard.

The Master Meter BLMJ — The Undisputed Leader in Multi-Jet Technology

The Master Meter BLMJ — The Undisputed Leader in Multi-Jet Technology

Maximize your revenue stream across a wide range of small commercial applications with our Intermediate MS Multi-Jets and capture low flow readings where turbine meters fall short.

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.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Designing For Process Automation: 5 Keys To Success
    Designing For Process Automation: 5 Keys To Success

    For most water and wastewater treatment plant operators, the words "process automation" are likely music to their ears. Labor requirements are reduced, while processes become more efficient and reliable — all outcomes that make an operator's life easier. But the decision to automate will often fall on the engineer in the design stage of a plant build or upgrade. I wondered what guides an engineer's decision to automate specific processes, so I went to Craig Correia, head of process automation at Festo Corporation, to gain some insight.

  • EPA Goes 'Next Generation' With Regulatory Compliance Program
    EPA Goes 'Next Generation' With Regulatory Compliance Program

    Inspired by new technology and an evolved philosophy, the EPA changes its approach to pollution-control rulemaking and compliance.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Tips For Training Today’s Operator — And Making It Stick
    Tips For Training Today’s Operator — And Making It Stick

    Introducing three training trends that improve operators’ understanding and plant performance

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

VTScada 11 HMI / SCADA Software

VTScada 11 HMI / SCADA Software

Instantly Intuitive SCADA Software

Intuitive means many things to many people, but most agree that intuitive designs should work for you and not the other way around. It simply doesn't feel intuitive if you must source third-party products to make the solution work - like historians, OPC drivers, Auto-dialers or application version control. The right product should let you design the way you want, objects first then graphics or vice-versa. It should also be designed for the special needs of Industrial control, not generic IT technology that require many add-ons to manage & worry about. Discover VTScada.

VTScada SupportPlus Service

VTScada SupportPlus Service

Keep Trihedral’s technical support team at your fingertips and ensure access to VTScada upgrades.

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.

Wireless, Battery-Powered Rain Gauge RTU

Wireless, Battery-Powered Rain Gauge RTU

The RG-32 wireless rain gauge monitor is part of Telog's suite of wireless monitoring products. When you combine Teloger's Enterprise software with our wireless monitoring products you have a powerful system of wireless water infrastructure monitoring that is consistently delivering real-time data from the field straight to your desktop....imagine...your data on one platform straight to your computer screen....it IS possible and it's happening now with Telogers Enterprise.

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.

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.

SCADA Systems

SCADA Systems

Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. offers design and development of Electrical Control Panels and Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition systems, targeted for wastewater treatment equipment and processes
Wireless Underground Monitoring

Wireless Underground Monitoring

The Ru-32 & Ru-32m provide real-time monitoring and alarming of pressure and flow sensors found in the harsh environments of water distribution systems. Using a single, 3.6V lithium battery for power, the units are capable of automatically monitoring pressure, flows and PRVs. Data is forwarded wirelessly to a host computer operating Telog host application software.

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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • WWEMA Window: Why ‘Buy American’ May Be Bad For America
    WWEMA Window: Why ‘Buy American’ May Be Bad For America

    “Buy American” is a sound bite that conjures up an image of a Norman Rockwell painting, motherhood, and apple pie. Ask most people on the street, in our state houses, and on Capitol Hill whether “Buy American” is good, and I suspect most peoples’ immediate response would be … “Of course it’s a good thing.” While it is good to promote the purchase of American-made goods, there is another very important side to this issue that is so much more complex and challenging than what can be conveyed in a simple sound bite. By Vanessa Leiby, Executive Director, WWEMA

  • New Indirect Potable Reuse Regulations &mdash; What To Expect
    New Indirect Potable Reuse Regulations — What To Expect

    In the upcoming months, the California Department of Public Health is expected to release regulations for groundwater replenishment of drinking water aquifers using recycled wastewater. These regulations are the first of their kind in California and unique in the U.S.

  • EPA’s Top Priorities For Water In 2014
    EPA’s Top Priorities For Water In 2014

    New rules focus on water quality, industrial operations.

  • Treatment Plant Discovers Fountain Of Youth, Long-Range Regulatory Compliance
    Treatment Plant Discovers Fountain Of Youth, Long-Range Regulatory Compliance

    An old (but important) drinking water facility finds new life through treatment upgrades, enabling compliance with strict water-quality regulations well into the future.

  • The Little-Known Cure For Disinfection Byproducts
    The Little-Known Cure For Disinfection Byproducts

    A timeless drinking water facility needed a timely solution to disinfection byproducts (DBPs). The treatment process selected was (and is) unique to the region, but the results suggest that it deserves more consideration.

  • EPA Stormwater Ruling: How Will It Impact Utilities?
    EPA Stormwater Ruling: How Will It Impact Utilities?

    A little-known provision within the Clean Water Act (CWA) could soon have a very big impact on how stormwater is regulated.  

  • Lead-Free 2014: Guidelines For Compliance
    Lead-Free 2014: Guidelines For Compliance

    It was a long buildup to the federal lead-free rule, characterized by some last-minute changes, but the moment has finally arrived.

  • The Year In Water Regulations: What You Need To Know
    The Year In Water Regulations: What You Need To Know

    The steady march of water-related mandates was afoot in 2013, though a bit slow and meandering. The following is an overview of the EPA’s rulemaking progress over the past year.

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