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ABOUT GE DIGITAL

GE Digital is transforming how the water industry solves its toughest challenges. Our mission is to bring simplicity, speed and scale to Water and Wastewater, with software that helps them to better operate, analyze and optimize their processes. GE Digital’s product portfolio includes industry leading HMI/SCADA, industrial data management, analytics and mobility solutions to help water utilities put their industrial data to work.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

The new iFIX 6.5, part of the Proficy family from GE Digital, leverages the latest technology to help deliver faster time to insight and greater efficiency for your operations while speeding time-to-value for system integrators. iFIX 6.5 offers major new capabilities to decrease development and deployment time and increase engineering, system integrator, and operator productivity.

Learn more details and features in the iFIX 6.5 brochure.

Based on decades of research and development and part of the Proficy family from GE Digital, CIMPLICITY is the HMI/SCADA of choice for the world’s largest manufacturers and utilities. For applications of all sizes, CIMPLICITY can help deliver faster response, reduced costs, and increased profitability.

Learn more details and features in the CIMPLICITY 11.1 brochure.

Uniquely providing five analytics capabilities in one package, Proficy CSense has helped organizations around the world reduce costs by turning raw data into rapid business value. Engineers and data scientists can analyze, monitor, predict, simulate, and optimize and control setpoints in real time through Proficy CSense. Learn more in the Proficy CSense 8.0 brochure.

Proficy Historian from GE Digital is a best-in-class historian software solution that collects your industrial time-series and Alarms & Events (A&E) data needed to analyze asset and process performance, so you can drive greater business value. Download the brochure to learn even more.

The GE Digital Proficy Hub is a modern, centralized environment for rapidly building industrial applications for web-based intelligence. Check out the brochure for even more features and specifications.

VIDEOS

  • Water and wastewater professionals are constantly facing the challenge of finding the right balance between availability, reliability, risk, and cost. How can they reduce cost without compromising availability? How can they mitigate risks while maintaining costs under control?

  • Learn how Cincinnati’s award-winning smart sewer system serves a population of 850,000 and treats an estimated 160 million gallons of wastewater a day. The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati prioritizes investments in technology to run the smartest sewer system in the world. This webinar will offer insights into how a data-driven approach can produce savings without investing heavily in gray or green capital expenditures.

  • Watch this AWWA webinar to see how water engineers can use self-serve analytics to solve their toughest challenges. Our hero of the show is a mid-sized water utility, that partnered with GE Digital to predict pump failure up to 16 days in advance, using Proficy CSense.

  • Join the Region of Waterloo to learn how they unlocked significant value from High Performance HMI, and bust myths that this standard is limited to applying grayscale to screens. Explore how High Performance HMI drove meaningful improvements across their organization including reducing training time for new operators, standardizing high-performance graphics across multiple divisions, and empowering operators with contextual information to act quickly, whether in the operations center or in the field.

  • Learn how the Baixada Santista Business Unit is using SCADA modernization and RDP protocol to improve efficiency and allow for faster response.

  • Realize continuous improvement with centralized visualization, contextual data analysis, and modern HMI/SCADA. Learn how today’s digital plant and its connected workforce accelerate and sustain continuous improvement to drive greater productivity and efficiency, lower cost of ownership, and increase profitability.

CONTACT INFORMATION

GE Digital

2623 Camino Ramon

San Ramon, CA 94583-9130

UNITED STATES

Contact: Justin Palmer

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • How can you address critical challenges in the world of water utilities while delivering the best return on investment to ratepayers or private sector investors? Chances are, you cannot easily raise water and sewer rates or purchase new equipment.

    The good news is the technology and solutions are here. They revolutionize what's possible for water and wastewater utilities.

  • The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (known as MSD) protects public health and the environment through the safe and efficient collection and treatment of wastewater for 43 of the 49 political subdivisions in Hamilton County, Ohio, and small parts of Butler, Clermont, and Warren counties.

  • Welcome to the modern HMI/SCADA system—where machines, data, insights, and people are connected. See how GE Digital customers have improved operator response, adhered to regulations, and reduced costs by implementing proven automation, industrial data management, and analytics solutions—based on decades of water and wastewater experience.

  • The Regional Municipality of Waterloo’s Water Services department is working with GrayMatter, a GE Digital partner, to develop and implement an iFIX SCADA upgrade program designed to modernize the Region’s infrastructure and operating methods. In some cases, equipment manufacturers have phased out hardware or software. Other systems lacked industry-standard features or the ability to leverage best practices from industry standards bodies such as ISA. The Region pursued the project to maintain or improve regulatory compliance and provide water that meets the highest quality standards for its service area.

  • According to the American Water Works Association (AWWA), with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic impacting communities throughout the world, water professionals are working around the clock to ensure that safe, reliable water service continues to flow. But what if many of these essential employees now must work from home or only minimal crews are on-site at the plants?

  • If you’re a utility operator, then you’ve probably been working with the same HMI screens for over a decade. However, you now have the opportunity to update the entire SCADA system, including all the screens based on the ISA 101 and high performance HMI standards. Are you scared of change and being phased out?

  • Today’s plants face a multitude of challenges. With growing concern over the knowledge transfer as a generation of workers retire, there are also aging infrastructures, greater productivity challenges and tighter budgets to consider as profitability pressures rise. What’s more, with budget restrictions, resources for plant systems are often limited, making it difficult to carry out infrastructure modernization, expansion, and technology upgrades.

  • With an aging industrial infrastructure, it’s difficult to meet your daily challenges. As Part 1 of this series reflected, it’s time to tap into the Fountain of Youth and cost effectively modernize. To get started, here are 10 tips for modernizing your HMI/SCADA.

  • The human brain is remarkable. When we process visual information, our mind arranges what we are seeing for understanding, rather than offer a simple reflection of what is shown. However, our ability to do this breaks down when presented with imagery that is overly complex, uses too many different colors and provides no focal point or logical flow. 

  • Sabesp is the fourth largest water and wastewater company in the world, responsible for assisting more than 27 million people in 373 cities in the state of São Paulo, the richest Brazilian state. Baixada Santista Business Unit is responsible for the services at 9 cities in the south coast of the state of São Paulo, assisting 1.8 million residents and up to 4 million people including tourists during summer season.

  • Our research shows that 90% of companies are collecting industrial data but only 30% are analyzing that data. Even less, just 2%, are acting on the information. With so much money being spent on collecting data, why aren’t organizations better utilizing it?

  • When the Bloomington-Normal Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant won a 2018 Plant of the Year award from the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators, team members were ecstatic. Randy Stein, executive director and sports fan, likened it to winning the “Stanley Cup of wastewater.” On its way to the award (in Group 1 for plants larger than 7.5 mgd), the plant racked up 12 consecutive Gold Peak Performance Awards from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies. 

  • Mekorot, Israel’s National Water Company, provides 70% of all water, and 80% of the drinking water for the country. Mekorot sought to reduce production costs through improved energy efficiency and tighter process control. By leveraging GE Digital's software and GE's hardware automation solutions, Mekorot is now using real-time data to automatically monitor and control devices from a single control room. This has created a connected environment in which minimal intervention by operational staff is required. Full redundancy was also employed to virtually eliminate downtime and to simplify controller backup. 

  • Sanasa is the company responsible for water supply and sewage services in the municipality of Campinas in Brazil. Sanasa uses iFIX HMI/SCADA from GE Digital for supervisory control and works with GE Digital partner, Aquarius Software. For remote access, Sanasa employs iFIX in conjunction with Microsoft's remote access solution, Remote Desktop Services (RDS), formerly called Terminal Services (TS). This combination facilitated the use of the supervision system, from operators to system administrators.