SCADA and Automation Solutions and Insight For Utility Managers

  1. The Best Of Both SCADA Worlds
    9/7/2011
    By 2003, the City of Ocala had converted their two monitoring & control systems to VTScada software from Trihedral. In 2005, they merged the two into a single application.
  2. Continuous Monitoring And Control System Improves Communication, Operating Efficiency
    3/7/2007

    In the early 1990s, the Borough of Ridgway purchased several separate systems to control their water treatment and five bay filtration processes. Through the years, technology obsolescence led to difficulties in obtaining support and spare parts for all the systems. At one point, the existing systems completely failed, leaving Ridgway employees to manually operate the plant for several months. A new, more efficient system was desperately needed.

  3. SCADA Alternatives For Remote Monitoring
    1/30/2014

    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

  4. Water Utilities Push For AMI And AMR Standardization
    12/5/2014

    Through research organization collaboration and teamwork, a number of major U.S. utilities are fighting for freedom of choice in advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and automatic meter reading (AMR).

  5. Up Your Energy Efficiency And Save Money In The Process
    8/2/2016

    With electricity prices climbing each year and eating up a greater share of companies’ operating expenses, energy efficiency is rightly becoming a top priority for many municipalities and businesses. According to the U.S. EPA, drinking water and wastewater treatment plants account for about 30 to 40 percent of many municipal governments’ total energy consumption.

  6. Engineering The Future: Two Tools For Wastewater Plant Design
    6/1/2016

    Two tools leverage computing power for engineering design, opening up a digital world of possibility for wastewater plants.

  7. Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power Uses GIS To Improve Water Incident Management
    12/3/2015

    While utilities use sophisticated systems to supply clean water as well as collect and treat wastewater, the effort to manage incidents and outages leaves room for improvement. Water utilities often rely on manual processes to handle customer reports of leaks, loss-of-service or quality issues.

  8. Smart Networks Are The Answer. What’s The Question?
    2/23/2016

    Water utilities around the globe face the same challenges: increasing population, urbanization, and more frequent extreme weather events. New supply to meet increasing demand is very expensive. Changing customer behavior to reduce demand is very difficult. The question is how to get more from existing infrastructure.

  9. How A 'Smart' City Improves Life For Residents, Visitors, And Business
    6/1/2017

    Cities that champion infrastructure improvements and embrace connectivity are well on their way to attracting today’s citizens and encouraging growth. Here’s a look at the benefits a smart city provides for its residents, workforce, and visitors.

  10. $9M Renovation Of Secondary Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility
    7/1/2015

    Pangnirtung is an Inuit hamlet in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, located on Baffin Island. Fredericton based integrator, exp Services Inc., was selected for the nine million dollar renovation of Pangnirtung’s secondary municipal wastewater treatment facility. They chose VTScada for the brand new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system which gives the operators the ability to monitor and control the plant, receive alarms and notifications, view historical data trends and report.