SCADA & Automation Resources

  1. A Deluge of BIG DATA: The Connected Water Utility
    5/3/2019

    Water industry professionals are experiencing a data deluge. There’s a lot of data out there, gathered from sensors monitoring everything from water quality to pipe bursts — but altogether, it’s too much data divided among too many silos to make sense of what it all means.

  2. IoT And Pumps: What You Need To Know
    5/1/2019

    When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), especially in the sometimes conservative water industry, there may be considerable hand-wringing over incorporating IoT into your pump process. Some of the most oft-asked questions — from implementation trends through start-up and ownership — are assembled and answered here.

  3. WannaCry And NotPetya Demand A Cybersecurity Strategy
    4/18/2019

    The need for a solid cybersecurity strategy has been discussed and debated for almost a half a century now, and yet the basic worm-type attacks first documented back in 1972 are still with us today. Why? Because even the most basic measures to protect control systems from these types of attacks are still not systematically employed. 

  4. Intelligent Power Starts With Accurate, Actionable Data
    3/1/2019

    Internet of Things connectivity for circuit protection lays the foundation for system-level intelligence.

  5. Securing Industrial Systems In A Digital World
    1/11/2019

    The development of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) over the past two decades has changed the face of many industries. Operation Technology (OT) — largely industrial equipment — has become increasingly connected, and the integration of Information Technology (IT) components allows such devices to leverage software that drives data collection and analysis, resulting in enhanced performance and ultimately "smarter" machines.

  6. The Role Of IoT And Control Technologies In Water Filtration Systems
    1/10/2019

    With time, labor, and money at a premium, state-of-the-art controls on filtration equipment can ease the burden on operators while improving uptime and lowering costs.

  7. Beyond Binary: Data Tells A Compelling Story
    1/10/2019

    The big problem with Big Data has always been turning all that information into action. A recent survey reveals how far utilities have come and what might come next.

  8. 5 Questions To Ask Before Selecting A Process Data Analytics Solution
    1/7/2019

    The data generation and collection strategies at the center of manufacturing processes have evolved dramatically, especially in recent years. Process manufacturers now collect and store huge volumes of data throughout their operations, both on and off premise, across multiple geographic locations, in an increasing number of separate data silos. In this paper, we propose five questions we believe every process manufacturing buyer should ask when evaluating a data analytics solution.

  9. Leveraging Predictive Analytics: A Case Study
    1/6/2019

    Often the first notification of a spill comes from a member of the public, hours and sometimes days after the first spill. This can intensify public health and environmental impacts and the cost of clean-up efforts. Following a sewer spill at an environmentally significant site at Midway Point in August 2017, TasWater sought a way to reduce the likelihood and impact of spill events occurring in the future.

  10. Devon Energy Uses Real-Time Data And Advanced Analytics To Make Better Decisions
    1/4/2019

    Like many other energy companies, Devon Energy, a leading independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company in North America, generates huge volumes of data. The company’s SCADA system monitors 6.5 million data points from multiple sites, with more than 10,000 updates per second.