SCADA and Automation Solutions and Insight For Utility Managers

  1. Making Your Old SCADA System New Again
    1/9/2018

    When it comes time to update, it's a prime opportunity to consider switching over to new software that offers improved functionality instead of dumping more money into just keeping your existing software up-to-date.

  2. Legal Issues In Big Data: 2017
    6/29/2017

    Big Data is often characterized by the large volume of data, the wide variety of data types and the velocity at which the data must be processed. Data can come from many different sources, such as social media use, online purchases, licensed twitter data streams or sensors used in the Internet of Things (IoT).

  3. Centralized Backup & Configuration For Remote Plant HMIs
    7/5/2007

    As Wastewater Manager for four sewage treatment plants spread across Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Nicole MacDonald faced the daunting task of ensuring all systems continued to function seamlessly on a 24/7 basis. Each plant had its own separate monitoring and control system that allowed it to function autonomously

  4. Video: Online Configuration With VTScada HMI Software
    11/14/2008

    Online Configuration allows process monitoring to continue while you create and modify application displays and tag data. This is an essential feature of mission-critical HMI systems where shutting down the application is not an option

  5. Improving The View To Your Stormwater SCADA
    8/7/2014

    For many years, the Miami-Dade Stormwater Utility has been using Bristol Babcock controllers and proprietary HMI software to monitor and control a dozen remote sites across the county. By Chris Little

  6. Hidroing d.o.o. Reduces Water Loss For Croatian Water Supply Network
    5/30/2018

    Varkom D.D. (Varkom) brings water and wastewater utility services to 175,000 people across seven townships and 20 municipalities in Varaždin County, Croatia. The organization wanted a feasibility study completed to help better manage its assets spanning the 1,650-kilometer supply network, which included 23 water tanks and 36 pressure stations.

  7. The Control They Want
    12/7/2017

    Danville, Kentucky, is known as the City of Firsts.  The City built the first courthouse in Kentucky, the first Kentucky constitution was written and signed there, they had the first U.S. post office west of the Allegheny Mountains, Ephraim McDowell completed the first known successful laparotomy there in 1809, and Danville was the first capital of Kentucky!  This profile describes the implementation of a new SCADA control system completed by VTScada Certified Advanced Integrator, Rawdon Myers, Inc.

  8. Wireless Lift Station Monitoring Application Note
    11/21/2013

    Lift stations are remote pumping facilities that move wastewater from lower to higher elevation. Monitoring lift stations is important to collection system operators.

  9. Making The Most Of Data In A Digitalized World
    6/22/2018

    Water treatment plant (WTP) and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) operators are increasingly supporting better decision-making by leveraging digitalization capabilities available through instrumentation and plant management systems. Successful adoption of digitalization starts with identifying the right balance of tools (i.e., web-networked instrumentation) and systems (i.e., analytical data management software). Maximizing the value, however, is as much about exercising a mind-set of efficiency as it is about tracking raw numbers.

  10. 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.