Wastewater Measurement

  1. Precision Agriculture Requires Precision Measurement
    8/24/2017

    Devices ensure precision fertilizer application while reducing air and water quality issues.

  2. Looking Beyond Voice Modems in SCADA Systems
    7/19/2017

    When I first came to Trihedral, I was surprised to learn that voice modems were still widely used in the HMI and SCADA industries. Though the days of wedging your phone receiver into a foam cradle are long gone, the name still conjures up the sounds of chirps, bleeps, and bongs they make as they translate analog information into digital. As high-speed networks became our preferred method of web surfing, the use of this technology has steeply declined. 

  3. CloudSCADA Helps Prevent Spills In The Bakken
    7/14/2017

    The environmental and financial impacts of a saltwater spill can be significant.  Unfortunately, the Bakken region of western North Dakota and eastern Montana has seen its share of spills.  One particular produced water gathering system is leading the way with advanced technology that focuses on leak prevention and detection, as well as streamlining operation costs and efficiencies. 

  4. What’s The Best Way To Measure Water And Wastewater Flow?
    7/13/2017

    Throughout my time in the industry, the one question that always gets brought up is, “With all of the options and technologies available, what is the best way to measure water and wastewater flow?”

  5. How WWTPs Can Get Greener Grass On The Other Side Of The IIoT
    7/6/2017

    The next big thing is here and it’s the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). With pundits waxing philosophical on this big breakthrough, it’s hard to cut through the noise and understand what the IIoT actually is and how it applies to individual plants. I offer the following as a definition. The IIoT means collecting, interpreting, and applying data to actively improve processes or operations. To understand how the IIoT applies to a wastewater treatment plant, look no further than your front yard.

  6. Ultrasonic vs. Radar In The Water Industry
    6/30/2017

    In recent years, the debate about which technology is best suited for level monitoring and open channel monitoring (OCM) applications has taken some traction. There are those who argue that ultrasonic level technology has been uncontested as the standard for level and OCM applications in the water industry. The counter-argument is that radar technology is more effective because it is more robust and accurate than ultrasonic technology. 

  7. Think You Know ORP? Get 5 pH/ORP Measurement Tips
    6/29/2017

    Water and wastewater treatment professionals are constantly looking for as much information as possible about the quality of their water. If knowledge is power, then understanding the properties of their water is key to running an effective and efficient facility.

  8. Is Your Head In The Clouds?
    6/23/2017

    Every day you hear things like “push your data into the cloud” or the newest functions of “cloud computing”.  But what does this all mean? And what does it mean for utilities and facilities? Well, if you’re looking into Cloud SCADA, it can mean then difference between having to purchase and maintain software and hardware versus utilizing the internet and cloud computing platforms to serve as the framework for your SCADA system. That translates into time and money saved in the long run.  

  9. 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.   

  10. 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.