SCADA and Automation Videos and Podcasts

  1. Turning Pumps Into Smart Drives
    11/7/2018

    Nicole George, Product Manager - Pumping Variable Frequency Drives with Eaton, starts this Water Talk discussion with a description of the Internet of Things (IoT) before going deep on capabilities, particularly with pumping systems and variable frequency drives (VFDs). Learn how IoT-enabled pumps can help manage operation more efficiently and save on labor costs with cloud-connected, VFD-powered data analytics and health monitoring.

  2. The Electrical Side Of Water
    11/7/2018

    The cost of operations is a rising concern for many water utilities, in addition to the chief concern of treating to regulations and protecting the environment. What may be overlooked, however, is the importance of power management to help achieve these objectives. In this Water Talk interview, Eaton Corporation's Joel Benzing explains how intelligent electrical infrastructure can help enhance plant productivity and efficiency by aiding, optimizing, and protecting the facility's equipment as well as its people.

  3. Coming Around To Big Data
    10/23/2018

    Big Data is on the minds and lips of many water system managers, but how many utilities are actually utilizing it? Jason Carter, the Water Utility Innovation Leader at Arcadis, notes that the water industry is a bit behind, but he also sees a clear path forward — one where Big Data plays a central role in operations and, consequently, newfound efficiencies.

  4. Water Intelligence System Combines Process, Data and Instrumentation Analysis
    10/17/2018

    In the world of water and wastewater, it's not enough to simply get a measurement back on how your system is performing. The non-linear process of water treatment and distribution requires ongoing adjustment and diagnostics based on process and regular instrument analysis. In this Water Online video, Tom Siller, Senior Director for Hach's Software Business Unit, discusses Claros, a new water intelligence system that not only analyzes but looks to fill the knowledge void as we face a generational change in our treatment operator ranks.

  5. Video: Understanding VTScada Architecture
    8/27/2018

    Designing SCADA systems can be a challenge. When developing or updating a SCADA system, it is important to consider which devices it will need to communicate with, how and where the application HMI is required, as well as the disruptiveness of component downtime or missing historical data. With these items, one can start the process of planning their application architecture. Of course, it is good to consider that the architecture should be flexible enough to support the progressive updating.

  6. ABB Ability Collaborative Operations For Power Generation And Water Video
    8/3/2018

    In this new era of digitalization, close collaboration between partners is vital to reap the full benefits that big data and analytics offer. The approach that enables digital collaboration is ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operations - a remote operations and maintenance model that helps power generation companies harness the potential of digitalization.

  7. Unleashing Smart SCADA
    7/10/2018

    When it comes to the future of utility management, every arrow points toward greater adoption of 'smart' systems. Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) is smart, in a sense, but the mere existence of a SCADA system at your facility won't maximize efficiency and optimization. The capabilities and opportunities available to utilities through data and analytics are going largely untapped, according to two experts who joined Water Online for Water Talk, but a new initiative could help unlock its ever-growing potential.

  8. Permanent Monitoring Turns Snapshots Into A Movie
    7/3/2018

    Fifteen years ago, the water industry was deeply beholden to mechanical meter reading. But as Barry Hales, President of Matchpoint Inc., points out in this Water Talk interview, the evolution of electrical systems has created a new wave of data for utilities to become far better informed about their infrastructure and assets.

  9. GIS Solution Chosen To Streamline Utility In Huntsville, AL
    5/8/2018

    Huntsville Utilities is a multi-utility that had three different engineering departments using three sets of software for their designs and instruction drawings. Watch the video to learn how the utility chose Bentley Systems’ GIS Solution as a design and management tool to streamline design and speed up the design process.

  10. What's New In WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, And HAMMER CONNECT Edition
    4/27/2018

    You will learn how your organization will benefit from using the new capabilities.