SCADA and Automation Solutions and Insight For Utility Managers

  1. Water Data Smackdown: Meet The Top 10 Innovators
    1/15/2016

    Imagine H2O recently announced the 10 finalists from more than 90 worldwide entrants to its Water Data Challenge. Here’s a brief overview of each company and what they offer.

  2. The Full SCADA Deal: The Benefits Of Adopting A Complete SCADA System Over A Sophisticated RTU-Based Solution
    5/14/2014

    For over a decade, The Bahamas Water and Sewerage Company (BWSC) faced significant service challenges on the Island of New Providence. These included a lack of centralized monitoring and control for the island’s primary water treatment and distribution system, as well as limited reporting, alarming and remote access.

  3. Cooling Process Control Panels Effectively
    6/25/2015

    Over the past few decades, the use of sophisticated high density electronics within automation and process control panels has become commonplace. Thermal management and its related costs for these electronic enclosures are very important considerations in managing these valuable assets. Choosing the appropriate and most cost and energy efficient cooling solution from the many types available requires knowledge of their individual strengths and weaknesses, and the ability to match that to the operational environment. By Doug Wilson, Noren Products Inc.

  4. How To Use SCADA To Avoid Overflows
    6/24/2016

    If wastewater treatment plant operators have nightmares, it’s a good bet that many of them have to do with sewage overflows. Few events are as catastrophic for a wastewater facility as a surge of water it can’t process being churned out into the public sphere, in violation of environmental regulations, and to the detriment of public health.

  5. From Zero To SCADA
    5/14/2018

    VTScada software helps Jamaica National Water Commission adopt world-class monitoring and control system.

  6. Testing The Waters: SCADA Simulator Updates Operator Training
    9/1/2015

    It might seem straight out of Space Camp, but  there is an increasingly common scene in water and wastewater municipalities where supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) simulation training offers hands-on experience to usher in the next generation of operators.

  7. 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.

  8. 50+ Years With Neptune And Building On A Decade of R900 Technology
    3/4/2015

    The Public Works Utilities of Billings, Montana, began their partnership with Neptune Technology back in the 1950s and was an early adopter of Neptune’s ARB® absolute encoder meter reading technology in the 1960s.

  9. Dollars And Sense: The Financial Case For Automation
    5/7/2012

    Whether it is dining out less often or putting off that new car purchase just a bit longer, it seems that doing more with less is something many of us have become accustomed to over the last few years. Consumers are not the only ones feeling the pinch. By Doug Johnson, Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions

  10. The Zen Of Smart Pressure Management: Calming Water Distribution Networks
    6/15/2015

    Over recent years, water companies around the world have enhanced their ability to control the pressure of water in their distribution networks to improve customer service and achieve environmental savings.