FUNDING SOLUTIONS & INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Reduce Electricity Costs By Putting More Energy Into Data Analysis
    Reduce Electricity Costs By Putting More Energy Into Data Analysis

    With electricity consumption being a primary operating cost in water treatment and wastewater treatment, steps taken to optimize energy use are critical. Saving energy is more than just an on/off decision. Monitoring and managing energy use — from analyzing pump curves, to reducing non-revenue-water leaks, to scheduling operations around premium-rate windows — is essential. Fortunately, the payback potential can be impressive.

  • It’s Time To Rethink Wastewater Management
    It’s Time To Rethink Wastewater Management

    It’s time for distributed design in the water industry. Learn how Fluence is changing the game in this short video.

  • Winning Strategies For Smart Cities, Smart Water, And Water Reuse
    Winning Strategies For Smart Cities, Smart Water, And Water Reuse

    Every city facing infrastructure or operational challenges or concerns about maintaining quality of life in the face of population growth or a changing environment has benefits to gain from a unified smart-city approach. Here are some concepts for promoting understanding and acceptance among utility and government decision-makers, plus several examples of benefits already being garnered by smart cities large and small.

  • Capitalizing On A New Mindset For Asset Management
    Capitalizing On A New Mindset For Asset Management

    Reasons for changing water or wastewater asset management practices include unacceptable process downtime, statutory requirements for documenting infrastructure integrity, or the desire to refine process cost-effectiveness and maintenance-budget ROI. Here are examples of strategic approaches that can better match desirable asset management outcomes to the real needs of water utility operations.

  • Plotting The Quickest Route To Better Asset Maintenance
    Plotting The Quickest Route To Better Asset Maintenance

    A variety of research indicates that industry loses 3 percent to 5 percent (and in some cases more) of its productivity annually to unplanned shutdowns due to equipment failure. With all the data and connectivity available through today’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology and SCADA systems, water and wastewater treatment operations can reduce those losses significantly…if management is willing to consider and adopt proven strategic approaches.

  • Improving Water Treatment Efficiency Via Energy Management, Optimization
    Improving Water Treatment Efficiency Via Energy Management, Optimization

    The cost of water delivered to customers is as much about the energy needed to move it as the chemicals required to treat it. Balancing water chemistry, infrastructure costs, and energy consumption is key to optimizing the overall cost of operation. Experience shows that some astute water suppliers are closer to achieving their ideal outcomes than most people realize. Here are some insights into how that works.

  • Separate Ways: Examining The Stormwater Needs Gap
    Separate Ways: Examining The Stormwater Needs Gap

    The Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Stormwater Institute (SWI) reports on challenges and the annual funding gap for the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) sector.

  • Bluefield’s President Weighs In On Water-Market Future(s)
    Bluefield’s President Weighs In On Water-Market Future(s)

    To crib from an old commercial and tagline made famous by a certain stock brokerage firm, "When Reese Tisdale talks, people listen." That's because Reese is the president of Bluefield Research, a highly respected advisory firm that helps companies and organizations, including municipalities, address the regulatory, technology, business, and competitive trends impacting water.

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

A New Way Of Designing With Reverse Osmosis Membranes A New Way Of Designing With Reverse Osmosis Membranes

Process design in water treatment is historically confined to proprietary or user-defined spreadsheets on a unit operation basis, with users manually adding results from each unit process upstream into the next operation.

SIMATIC PDM Maintenance Station V3.0 SIMATIC PDM Maintenance Station V3.0

Efficiently service and maintain intelligent field devices
Field devices are the eyes and ears of automation. The failure of a valve positioner, temperature, flow or pressure sensor can quickly lead to serious malfunction of the process. With SIMATIC PDM Maintenance Station V3.0, Siemens offers the right solution for efficiently monitoring the condition of smart field devices, irrespective of the automation and control systems used

ABB Ability™ For Water Distribution Network ABB Ability™ For Water Distribution Network

$40 million cost reduction through real-time water distribution control.

Sticking With Innovation That Works: Steinbach, Manitoba’s Plant Upgrade Sticking With Innovation That Works: Steinbach, Manitoba’s Plant Upgrade

Steinbach is the third largest city in Manitoba and one of the fastest growing census agglomeration areas in Canada with a population of about 50,000 people. Though Steinbach is primarily an agricultural community, it is also the regional economic hub of southeastern Manitoba. Due to the age of the wastewater control system, the city decided it was time for some new technology. This profile will describe the process of that upgrade and why they chose VTScada.

CT2211 Leak Detection System CT2211 Leak Detection System

The European Commission’s Aerosol Dispensers Directive (ADD) legislation (UN ADR 2013, 75/324/EEC) mandates that aerosol dispensers and small receptacles containing compressed gas (gas cartridges) must pass a leak-proof test before they are transported. Cascade’s CT2211 leak detection system detects and rejects leaking aerosol cans up to a rate of 500 cans per minute. The system is contactless, ensuring minimal product damage or contamination. With the increasing number of safety and quality standards required, Cascade’s CT2211 will ensure current and future regulatory compliance.

Wireless Hydrant Pressure Recording Wireless Hydrant Pressure Recording

Telog’s original line of hydrant pressure recorders was designed to replace costly, high maintenance chart recorders for monitoring water pressure in distribution systems. The Telog HPR-32 series is Telog’s next generation of paperless, hydrant pressure recorders and incorporates wireless technology for hands-off data transfer straight to your desktop.

BOD Analyst Pro Software BOD Analyst Pro Software
Automatically calculate BOD/CBOD values with the BOD Analyst Pro desktop software.
 SewerCAD SewerCAD

How big and deep should this pipe be? Do we have enough capacity to serve these customers? These are the typical problems that SewerCAD can help you solve.

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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGEMENT

  • Managing Data To Maximize Asset Maintenance Efficiency
    Managing Data To Maximize Asset Maintenance Efficiency

    Although an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, all the money spent on regularly scheduled maintenance can add up to a ton of waste — and still result in unplanned downtime — if asset managers can’t reasonably differentiate between which equipment truly needs attention and which doesn’t. Fortunately, data-centric analytics derived from physical performance in real time can make that distinction. Here’s how.

  • 3 Ways Hach Has Made CL17 Chlorine Monitoring Even More Efficient
    3 Ways Hach Has Made CL17 Chlorine Monitoring Even More Efficient

    For more than 25 years, the Hach CL17 Colorimetric Chlorine Analyzer has been a well-established choice for continuous monitoring of free and total residual chlorine. Now, added connectivity, diagnostic, and maintenance features are making its trusted reliability and data accuracy more readily accessible and easier to manage than ever before. Here is how the experience of current users is being improved.

  • Striking An Ideal Balance In WTP/WWTP Chlorine Dosing
    Striking An Ideal Balance In WTP/WWTP Chlorine Dosing

    For managing chlorine feed rates, automated chlorine analysis has always offered advantages over manual grab samples and feed adjustments. Today, chlorine analyzers connected to cloud-based systems for integrated instrument, data, and process management are bringing new continual-sampling insights to water and wastewater treatment plants (WTPs/WWTPs).

  • Leveraging Connectivity For Improved Chlorine Analyzer Performance
    Leveraging Connectivity For Improved Chlorine Analyzer Performance

    While accurate instrument readings are important to water treatment plant (WTP) and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) operators, having deeper understanding of plant operations is even more valuable. Here’s how intelligent networking capabilities are giving plant operators better understanding and control over their processes by enhancing instrumentation operation, data sharing, and maintenance management.

  • Evolution Of Pipeline Leak Detection
    Evolution Of Pipeline Leak Detection

    As the sheer number of pipelines crisscrossing the country continues to increase, there is an urgent need to ensure pipeline infrastructure safety. The age of many of the pipelines and the number of different products flowing makes this a challenging prospect. Now, new technology has been developed that meets the need for reliable protection that complies with regulatory requirements while eliminating false alarms.

  • New Elevation Data Triple Estimates Of Global Vulnerability To Sea-Level Rise And Coastal Flooding
    New Elevation Data Triple Estimates Of Global Vulnerability To Sea-Level Rise And Coastal Flooding

    Most estimates of global mean sea-level rise this century fall below 2 m. This quantity is comparable to the positive vertical bias of the principle digital elevation model (DEM) used to assess global and national population exposures to extreme coastal water levels, NASA’s SRTM. CoastalDEM is a new DEM utilizing neural networks to reduce SRTM error. Here we show — employing CoastalDEM — that 190 M people currently occupy global land below projected high tide lines for 2100 under low carbon emissions, up from 110 M today, for a median increase of 80 M.

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