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. Shanghai Investigation Sets BIM Standard On Ningbo Yongxin’s Urban Flood Control Project
    11/1/2016

    In response to the devastation from a 2013 typhoon that caused the Yongxin and Yongjiang rivers in Ningbo, China to overflow, Ningbo Raw Water Group Ltd. commissioned the detailed design and construction of a CNY 178 million emergency sluice pump. The pump would provide flood control measures and mitigate future flood losses to improve urban infrastructure services within the Zhejiang province. To avoid the risk of additional flooding from another typhoon, the Raw Water Group required the urban flood control project to be delivered in a demanding eight-month schedule—a process that would ordinarily take 24 months to complete.

  3. 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.

  4. VTScada At Toyota Motor Manufacturing, KY
    5/12/2014

    One of the world’s largest manufacturing plants improves efficiency by adopting a unified HMI to monitor water/wastewater, compressed air & liquids, and lighting. By Christopher Little

  5. Disruption To Growth: Navigating The Sensor Revolution
    4/22/2016

    As critical gateways to the Internet of things (IoT), sensors are sure to have a massive social and economic impact globally within the next decade.

  6. Forecasting The Top 5 Water Trends In 2016
    1/15/2016

    As the dawn of 2016 emerges and we look forward to the year ahead, it’s instructive to engage in a little prognostication.

  7. Energy Savings In Water And Wastewater Systems
    2/13/2018

    This white paper addresses how hydraulic models can be used to instantiate energy savings by reducing energy waste, promote better efficiencies in operating a pumping system, and exploit flexible energy tariffs available in the market place.

  8. Scalable SCADA: Deploying Ignition In Any Architecture
    1/9/2018

    The Internet continues to transform the way business is done, industries are in transition, new markets are opening, and consumer habits are shifting. Even if your architecture is working well now, is it scalable enough to adapt to unpredictable changes?

  9. Smarter SCADA Alarming
    1/9/2018

    One afternoon at a waste water treatment facility, an alarm goes off when the water pressure gets too high in one of the tanks. The alarm is set at priority level 4, which means “critical,” but it doesn’t stand out because almost every other alarm at the facility is set at that level. Besides, the operator can’t acknowledge it right away because he’s dealing with several other alarms that went off a few minutes earlier – which he doesn’t yet realize are just “nuisance alarms.”

  10. The Free Pathway To The Smart Grid For Water
    9/20/2016

    The water sector is undergoing structural shifts that will demand changes to the way in which we operate if we are to meet our water challenges in the future.  Water volatility is increasing.