LABOR SOLUTIONS & INSIGHTS FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Meeting The Workforce Reliability Challenge
    Meeting The Workforce Reliability Challenge

    A forward-looking utility responds to workforce retirement with a jobs program worth replicating.

  • Big Project? Lead Even Bigger With 4 Steps To Project Success In 2018
    Big Project? Lead Even Bigger With 4 Steps To Project Success In 2018

    In the first months of the new year, many of us find ourselves facing a combination of ambitious agendas, competing priorities, and budget realities. In the U.S. water sector, there is a never-ending gamut of accountabilities involved in ensuring water quality, including addressing and preventing water shortages, innovating to fight contamination and treat wastewater, and upgrading vast infrastructure.

  • Model Behavior: Evaluating Instrumentation And Control In The Coagulation Process
    Model Behavior: Evaluating Instrumentation And Control In The Coagulation Process

    An electrical engineer does the math on coagulation process control, using computational modeling to determine best practices.

  • Design First, Build Later
    Design First, Build Later

    Sounds simple. It makes sense. But far too many people do not do this. They put together an idea, a process, but fail to take the design to completion before starting to build. Cutting corners always comes at a price. There is an old saying in Project Management, “You can have it good, fast, or cheap. Pick any TWO”. Cutting corners will bump your cost, decrease quality, or possibly both.

  • 10 (More) Apps For Water And Wastewater Professionals
    10 (More) Apps For Water And Wastewater Professionals

    Mobile technology is so fast-moving that new apps are created each day, with more and more people turning to them for on-the-job solutions. Here are 10 apps geared toward the water/wastewater professional that are worthy of consideration.

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Digital Solutions For Water Digital Solutions For Water

ABB uses digital solutions to drive outcomes. Engaging customers to demonstrate tangible results that scale.

ABB Ability&trade; Symphony<sup>&reg;</sup> Plus For Water And Wastewater ABB Ability™ Symphony® Plus For Water And Wastewater

The new generation of ABB’s total plant automation: DCS and SCADA for the power and water industries.

ABB Ability™ For Water Facility Service ABB Ability™ For Water Facility Service

Reduced operational costs and downtime through seamless distributed control system integration.

ABB Ability™ For Pumping Stations ABB Ability™ For Pumping Stations

Real-time control of a 360km water distribution system through an advanced distributed control system.

ABB Ability™ For Water Transmission ABB Ability™ For Water Transmission

Improved water reliability and lifecycle costs through total control of a one hundred mile transfer system.

ABB Ability™ For Water Desalination ABB Ability™ For Water Desalination

100% available water in the driest of deserts through highly efficient desalination.

ABB Ability™ For Wastewater Treatment ABB Ability™ For Wastewater Treatment

Plant visibility and control with no downtime through a unified control system.

ABB Ability™ For Flood Barriers ABB Ability™ For Flood Barriers

Protecting coastal cities through accurate flood prevention solutions.

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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGEMENT

  • Keys To Mastering Pump System Maintenance
    Keys To Mastering Pump System Maintenance

    It has long been established that predictive maintenance of existing equipment will reduce operating costs and help ensure safe operation.

  • Beyond Traditional AMI — The Smart Utility Network (SUN) Sheds Light Across The Entire Utility Water Cycle
    Beyond Traditional AMI — The Smart Utility Network (SUN) Sheds Light Across The Entire Utility Water Cycle

    Many utilities today are investing in advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). However, many of these same utilities often don’t realize the breadth of capabilities that a smart utility network (SUN) now offers. In the past, AMI networks were typically used for accurate metering and billing. Today, a smart utility network builds upon traditional AMI to provide multiple advantages across the full water cycle — and beyond.

  • Choosing The Right Metrology For The Right Application
    Choosing The Right Metrology For The Right Application

    Many utilities are embracing the concept of smart utility networks to make their systems more efficient and enhance customer service. Smart utility networks provide the ability to improve every part of the water cycle. However, having the right metrology for each application is critical to ensuring the reliability and accuracy of the data being collected.

  • If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? <br>(Part II)
    If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound?
    (Part II)

    If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part I) addressed condition assessment and leak detection from the perspective of surprises that can arise when “hidden” problems are revealed by acoustic technology. This article introduces several more eye-opening experiences with permanent and mobile acoustic leak detection equipment, plus examples of just how expensive undetected leaks can become when they turn into full-blown water main breaks.

  • Non-Revenue Water: Let’s Talk Real And Apparent Losses
    Non-Revenue Water: Let’s Talk Real And Apparent Losses

    Utility managers are facing increasing financial and sustainability pressures regarding water loss throughout their systems. An American Water Works Association (AWWA) white paper titled The State of Water Loss Control in Drinking Water Utilities notes that “all utilities incur inefficiencies, or losses, in both supply- and customer-related functions of their operations.”

  • How To Boost Water System Efficiency With A Smart Utility Network
    How To Boost Water System Efficiency With A Smart Utility Network

    As need for efficiency expands, there is greater expectation for utility network performance and data reliability. Although having access to more data more quickly can be a benefit of a smart utility network, making the most of the optimization possibilities within a water system relies on having the right data for the right applications delivered at the right time. Such data becomes vital information, giving water professionals the ability to make better decisions.

  • If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part I)
    If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part I)

    Beyond the existential philosophy implications, the consequences of a pipeline leaking in a forest when no one is around highlight the desirability of leak detection systems in water distribution utilities as a whole. As the following experiences show, leak detection can have its entertaining side. On the other side of the coin, however, the consequences of not monitoring leaks can also trigger a tsunami of costs far beyond the expense of pipeline repair alone.

  • (Ultra)Sound Opportunities For Aging Metering Infrastructure
    (Ultra)Sound Opportunities For Aging Metering Infrastructure

    Most people accept that major purchases in life — e.g., housing, automobiles, appliances — come with cyclical budgeting impacts that require amortizing costs over the long term, through savings or borrowing. Why should anyone expect the national water infrastructure to be any different?

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