SCADA & Automation Case Studies and White Papers

  1. Advanced Strategies To Extend The Life Of Your Water Network
    1/16/2018

    Water utilities face many challenges including aging infrastructure, constrained resources and revenue shortfalls. Most utilities use various technological resources to manage their assets and increase efficiency. Resources may include Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), hydraulic models, asset management systems, network sensors, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and billing databases. Unfortunately, those resources are often managed in “silos.”

  2. 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?

  3. 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.”

  4. 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.

  5. Four Ways Ignition SCADA Speeds Development
    1/9/2018

    Have you ever been trapped in “development hell”? If you’ve been involved in developing software applications, you can probably relate to the feeling. Modern technologies offer many promising possibilities for your enterprise, but the actual process of development can feel endless and painful, especially for control engineers or other professionals who may not have extensive training in software development. In this white paper, learn about the development platform.

  6. Ignition Gets Data Flowing For Water District
    12/26/2017

    Western Municipal Water District replaced their full SCADA system using Ignition.

  7. BPM Of Things: Secure Your Success In Digital Transformation
    8/31/2017

    Business process management (BPM) has proven extremely successful in managing both gradual and radical improvements in the industry and various business functions. While digitization brings incredible new opportunities, it also brings the distinctive challenge of correctly positioning and scoping BPM in organizations.

  8. Water Treatment Plant Data Management Improved With Opworks Web-Based Program
    6/23/2017

    The City of Eden Prairie, Minnesota recently updated its data management processes at the water treatment plant, with a goal of increased efficiency for everyone from operators to management. The Eden Prairie Water Treatment Plant draws from a groundwater supply to serve a population of 63,000 people, with a total of 18,000 water user connections. The plant primarily uses lime softening for treatment.   

  9. Building An Invisible And Soundless Power Plant
    6/23/2017

    The Villoresi Channel, located north of Milan, was designed with the main purpose of agricultural irrigation while providing water to the city of Milan. The paths running along the canal were also used for recreational purposes and cross through some of the most beautiful natural parks in Lombardy.

  10. Sticking with Innovation That Works
    3/28/2017

    With a population of about 15,000, Steinbach is the third largest city in Manitoba and one of the fastest growing areas in Canada. The current system has been operating since 1993, an eternity in the world of technology. Because the wastewater department was already familiar with operating the existing Xylem/Flygt M&C SCADA system with Aquaview software and APP controllers, they decided to inquire what new technologies the company could offer. Read the full case study to learn more.