SCADA and Automation Solutions and Insight For Utility Managers

  1. Engineering The Future: Two Tools For Wastewater Plant Design
    6/1/2016

    Two tools leverage computing power for engineering design, opening up a digital world of possibility for wastewater plants.

  2. Can The Internet Of Things Lower AMI Solution Cost?
    4/11/2016

    Low-power wide-area networks are critical to the Internet of Things but may also work to bring advanced metering infrastructure to the masses.

  3. Data Monetization: Water And Wastewater Utilities In The Information Age
    5/4/2016

    In this article, we will take a closer look at how water and wastewater utilities can monetize data and improve profitability by generating top-line growth and reducing costs.

  4. 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.

  5. Remote Diagnostics Will Reduce Service Costs And Increase Uptime Of Filtration Systems
    2/5/2015

    Filtration OEMs can use built-in device diagnostics to monitor and maintain automation component performance.

  6. Is Water 4.0 The Future?
    4/21/2016

    Water 4.0 is a concept that has recently been raised as the “future” of the water industry …possibly. Apart from being a paraphrase of Industry 4.0, the questions have to be asked: What is it, and what does it have to do with the way the water industry operates in its current state?

  7. Next-Level Communications Solves SCADA Problem For City Of St. George
    8/4/2015

    Water and wastewater treatment facilities around the globe are turning to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to help automate and improve the security of their facilities through high performance M2M wireless communications. In fact, there is a suite of Class 1 and Div 2 spread spectrum unlicensed and licensed radios specifically for water/wastewater applications, including high-speed wireless Ethernet, serial, and IO radios. These radios can be easily networked to ensure that facility monitoring and performance data are accurate and delivered in a timely fashion. These solutions can help municipalities design and implement a world-class point to point wireless network for unique facility applications including water and wastewater treatment plant monitoring, pump house control, chemical monitoring and control, SCADA systems, remote video surveillance and security, water flow control, and cathodic protection applications.

  8. Choosing The Right Metrology For The Right Application
    9/7/2018

    Many utilities are embracing the concept of smart utility networks to make their systems more efficient and enhance customer service. Smart utility networks provide the ability to improve every part of the water cycle. However, having the right metrology for each application is critical to ensuring the reliability and accuracy of the data being collected.

  9. Water And Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure Opportunities
    3/2/2018

    There is little doubt that America’s infrastructure is aging, and in some cases, operating well beyond its originally intended lifespan. With labor costs representing up to half of the cost of pipe replacement, the key to cost-effective water and wastewater utility strategies revolves as much around labor-saving installation efficiency as it does around the physical performance of a particular material. Here is a look at historic failure rates, causes, and factors to consider when replacing existing water distribution and sewer networks.

  10. Keeping The Operator In Focus: The Four Pillars Of Operator Effectiveness
    8/2/2018

    This paper shows how the four pillars of operator effectiveness lead operators to greater awareness, faster response and better decisions.