SCADA and Automation Solutions and Insight For Utility Managers

  1. 5 Innovations In Cyber-Water

    Just because water has been around since before the Stone Age doesn’t mean it’s immune to evolution. Here are five ways that water is getting swept up in the future.

  2. Make Your SCADA Feel Young Again

    When the Village of Romeoville underwent a major upgrade to their SCADA system, they also decided to move to the latest version of the monitoring & control software that they had used successfully for many years. This version included features designed specifically for the water/wastewater industry. In this article, a former Head of the Water Department (*) explains why the utility continues to push for the latest HMI version and how this helps them overcome many of the issues related to maintaining a long-running SCADA system. By Christopher Little

  3. Staying On Top of Water In Spite Of Flood

    The biggest flood in decades roared through the Village of Johnson City, NY, one day in September 2011, and the water department lost everything, including their office, which was submerged in several feet of water. Working with Neptune Technology Group, Johnson City began installation of its new Neptune meters, along with E-Coder®)R900i™ combination solid state absolute encoder/RF meter interface units.

  4. The High Stakes Of Smart Water: $1 Trillion And 1.8 Billion People

    Making the business case for smart water networks and advanced metering infrastructure

  5. Streamlining Water Management Operations: Moving Beyond Mechanical To Automated Electronic Control

    For many years water management systems have used exclusively mechanical components.

  6. Situational Awareness — The Next Leap In Industrial Human Machine Interface Design

    Wonderware InTouch has been the world’s number one Human Machine Interface (HMI) for over 25 years and offers legendary ease of use, market leading innovation, unequalled investment protection, brilliant graphics, unsurpassed connectivity, the industry’s best support and the broadest partner ecosystem.

  7. Building An Invisible And Soundless Power Plant

    The Villoresi Channel, located north of Milan, was designed with the main purpose of agricultural irrigation while providing water to the city of Milan. The paths running along the canal were also used for recreational purposes and cross through some of the most beautiful natural parks in Lombardy.

  8. SCADA Server OS Updates

    Recently, I received a call from an experienced system integrator regarding VTScada’s stance on installing updates on a SCADA server. They had a customer questioning advice from another SCADA software provider who has positioned themselves with the following stance. For the sake of the server stability, the servers should never receive any Windows® feature or security updates, ever.

  9. Sizing Pages For Differing Screens

    A commonly encountered challenge is to develop pages that can be used on many screens where those screens may vary greatly in size, aspect ratio and resolution.

  10. Water Treatment Plant Data Management Improved With Opworks Web-Based Program

    The City of Eden Prairie, Minnesota recently updated its data management processes at the water treatment plant, with a goal of increased efficiency for everyone from operators to management. The Eden Prairie Water Treatment Plant draws from a groundwater supply to serve a population of 63,000 people, with a total of 18,000 water user connections. The plant primarily uses lime softening for treatment.