SCADA and Automation Solutions and Insight For Utility Managers

  1. What The Water Sector Could Learn From The Electric Side
    3/17/2015

    Each year, the nation wastes an estimated two trillion gallons, or about 14 to 18 percent, of its treated water through leaks alone. That’s a lot of water – enough to fill over three million Olympic-size swimming pools.

  2. Big Data For Small Towns, Or Stopping The $300,000 Leak
    11/7/2018

    The water burbling down the rural hillside, nurturing the thick foliage, certainly looked like a stream.

  3. POWERCHINA Zhongnan Standardizes 3D Collaborative Design Of Water Projects
    12/15/2017

    China’s 12th Five-Year Plan (FYP) (2011-2015) allotted 20 percent more funds for municipal wastewater treatment projects to address the pervasive pollution caused by rapid urbanization and inadequate sewage disposal.

  4. An Introduction To Industrial Use Of Technology For Non-Techies
    6/6/2018

    It’s increasingly obvious to me that the gap in the general understanding of technology is continuously increasing with those that are not working in the space every day.  I am referring to industrial technology versus the general consumer technology market.  

  5. 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).

  6. Water Treatment Plant Data Management Improved With Opworks Web-Based Program
    6/23/2017

    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.   

  7. Leveraging Water Network Data For System Management Prioritization
    4/2/2018

    KUB's water system has experienced 30 percent to 35 percent non-revenue water over the past 10 years; hard-to-find underground leaks are the big culprit. Reducing leaks improves customer service, increases operational efficiency, reduces expenses for chemicals and power, and has other benefits.

  8. What Is A World-Class Utility, And How Does Yours Become One?
    7/25/2017

    Water utilities are tasked with ensuring a sustainable and safe supply in addition to achieving business and service excellence goals. These goals are typically based on criteria that measure operational performance, meeting bond covenants, and customer satisfaction.

  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. A Tale Of Two SCADA Conversions
    7/6/2015

    J.D. Irving, Limited Sawmill Division has invested $70 million in the latest operational equipment as part of their continuous investment in sustainable forest management strategies. In 2015, the company chose VTScada monitoring and control software to replace the aging SCADA systems used in their biomass boiler and trim line processes. Jody Gallant, an Electrical Engineering Technologist for JD Irving describes the some challenges and benefits of implementing a modern industrial SCADA system.