Regulation Updates For Utility Management

  1. Many SCADA Historians Make Light Work

    GRU is the 5th largest municipal utility in Florida and serves over 100,000 people. In 1999, the utility unified much of its monitoring & control infrastructure into a single SCADA system based on VTScada HMI software from Trihedral. By Christopher Little, Trihedral Engineering Limited

  2. Using SCADA For Agricultural Irrigation

    Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are common place at municipal utilities and manufacturing facilities. By Kevin Connolly and Christopher Little

  3. A Municipal SCADA Project Comes In On Time, Under Budget And Exceeds Expectations

    In June of 2009, the Town of Selma, North Carolina commissioned a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to monitor and control their lift stations, tanks, wells and water treatment plant. By John Grey, Devin Carroll and Christopher Little

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Do It Yourself SCADA Replacement

    When the Georgetown Municipal Water & Sewer Service evaluated the cost of upgrading their existing SCADA software in 2006, they decided it was time to consider replacements. After much research, it became clear that not only was it possible to get all the features they were missing; they could do most of the configuration in-house