SCADA and Automation Solutions and Insight For Utility Managers

  1. Understanding Big Data In The Water Industry
    3/20/2017

    If you feel like you have too much data but not enough understandable or usable information, fine-tuning data collection and funneling it into an integrated data management system may be the way to become more proactive and make better decisions.

  2. Hydraulic Modeling For Esri© ArcGIS Users
    2/15/2018

    Water and wastewater networks are inherently geospatial, comprising interconnected assets that are often underground, buried beneath urban and rural communities.

  3. Small Wastewater Plant Gets Big Technology Update
    2/24/2018

    When federal and state environmental agency mandates required the City of Havre, Montana to upgrade its wastewater treatment facility, utility leaders decided to implement a more efficient record keeping process at the same time. The newly upgraded wastewater treatment facility officially started up in September 2016 with the capacity to treat 1.8 million gallons of sewage per day.

  4. 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

  5. DCS Versus PLC: A User's Guide To Selecting The Most Effective Control Platform For Your Application
    10/11/2013

    Distributed control systems (DCSs) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are not mutually exclusive technologies. When the end-use application serves as the basis for making a sound decision, the selection process becomes more efficient, and a more effective outcome results. This white paper provides general guidelines and highlights key considerations when choosing a control system platform. While the details of each application are critical to the selection process, use the following as a guide when designing, specifying, and implementing controller technology. By Jim Hazelwood and Bill Butler, Revere Control Systems

  6. What’s So “Smart” About Potable Smart Water Networks?
    9/15/2014

    Smart Networks— no matter if they are on the potable side of the industry or the wastewater side— seem to be one of the next battlegrounds for efficiency.

  7. Automated Wireless Monitoring Of Wastewater Collection Systems
    8/11/2016

    Telog Instruments, Inc. offers a comprehensive remote monitoring system, Telogers, for wastewater collection system operators. Telogers provides an automated system of collecting, archiving, analyzing, presenting, reporting and sharing data from collection system remote assets such as flow meters, rain gauges, CSO/SSO surcharge sensors, lift stations, pretreatment water quality, air quality, and pressure sensors.

  8. Smarter Spending: Using Data Analysis To Drive Infrastructure Investment Decisions
    5/8/2018

    Data analysis around pipe condition, inflow & infiltration (I&I), and overflows can build a case for the approval of infrastructure funding in budget planning.

  9. WSSC Achieves Over 60% Reduction In Hydraulic Plan Review for Water And Wastewater Systems
    12/1/2016

    Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Development Services Group reviews hydraulic plans for approximately 160 proposed development plans per year. This includes water and sewer system extensions as well as approximately 172 small-site utility plans (commercial private systems) that connect to the existing water and sewer network in two large Maryland counties.

  10. Top 10 Technologies From WEFTEC
    10/23/2014

    They did it again. Seemingly every year WEFTEC breaks records for size and attendance, and 2014 in New Orleans was no exception. There was a lot to choose from, but I picked my favorite innovations to highlight in what has become another annual tradition — Water Online’s “Top 10” from WEFTEC.