LABOR SOLUTIONS & INSIGHTS FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Testing The Waters: SCADA Simulator Updates Operator Training
    Testing The Waters: SCADA Simulator Updates Operator Training

    It might seem straight out of Space Camp, but  there is an increasingly common scene in water and wastewater municipalities where supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) simulation training offers hands-on experience to usher in the next generation of operators.

  • WWEMA Window: Great Expectations — A Supplier’s Point Of View
    WWEMA Window: Great Expectations — A Supplier’s Point Of View

    Your team has been diligently working for over a year on a project and its bid time. You submit your equipment supply offer and eagerly await the results. Then, the good news: the project is yours! Even before the end of the celebratory high-fives, the clock is already counting down the minutes to final negotiations and after a few weeks of back-and-forth, you have a signed contract and the execution phase of the project commences.

  • The Top 5 Features Of The OSHA Website That Can Save You Thousands Of Dollars
    The Top 5 Features Of The OSHA Website That Can Save You Thousands Of Dollars

    The OSHA.gov website is one of the most powerful resource sites for the safety professional and business owner. I've used this site repeatedly to research, gain training material, and uncover regulatory agenda for years to come. Unfortunately, there are many people that are unaware of the wealth of information buried on this site. This blog post will uncover the top five features on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) website that will save you thousands of dollars.

  • The Bible On Effective Utility Management
    The Bible On Effective Utility Management

    The U.S. EPA and multiple water groups recently gathered during Water Week 2016 in Washington, D.C. to announce updates to an essential guide for effective utility management (EUM). If utilities aren't already familiar with this document, they need to be. 

  • Math Solutions: Activated Sludge Process Control Calculations
    Math Solutions: Activated Sludge Process Control Calculations

    Some wastewater calculations rely on multiple math steps to arrive at the conclusion, complicating an already challenging aspect of the operator’s role. Wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald helps operators overcome the intimidation of solving activated sludge process control by offering a step-by-step tutorial.

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

<B>XPSWMM:</b> Complete Stormwater, Sewer and Floodplain Model XPSWMM: Complete Stormwater, Sewer and Floodplain Model

XPSWMM is a fully dynamic hydraulic and hydrologic modelling software that combines 1D calculations for upstream to downstream flow with 2D overland flow calculations so that you can see what truly happens to your stormwater system, foul water system or floodplain when waters flow, populations increase or catastrophic events hit.

<B>XPDRAINAGE:</b> Automate The Sizing Of Traditional Stormwater Systems And BMP Facilities XPDRAINAGE: Automate The Sizing Of Traditional Stormwater Systems And BMP Facilities

XPDRAINAGE is an automated stormwater design software program that provides comprehensive assessment of stormwater designs and is enhanced by "one-click" optimizing for all Runoff Reduction practices.  Unlike many other tools and spreadsheets that assist with facility planning, XPDRAINAGE is integrated with CAD to shorten the design time, whatever your workflow. 

Smarter Water Management Smarter Water Management

Aquavista™ offers a wide and flexible range of digital solutions that respond to your challenges. From operators to management, Aquavista™ provides your plant personnel with a tool to efficiently manage plants and water treatment equipment.

VTScadaLIGHT Software For Monitoring And Control VTScadaLIGHT Software For Monitoring And Control

VTScadaLIGHT brings superior monitoring and control capabilities to a vast array of automation projects. Perfect for small industrial and personal applications up to 50 I/O.

Super Centurion® A-459 Urban Fire Hydrant Super Centurion® A-459 Urban Fire Hydrant

Hydrants share responsibilities with two important groups of professionals: (1) water departments and the utility crews that manage them; and (2) fire departments, who are the first responders to emergencies. Both groups use the hydrant for different purposes.

Water Network Optimization Suite Water Network Optimization Suite

The Water Network Optimization Suite by Schneider Electric provides water utilities an overview of the entire water distribution network in real-time and in “future-time” by enabling operators to be forewarned of critical situations in the network so that immediate actions to prevent or mitigate service disruptions can be taken with enough lead time.

Aquis Water Network Management Aquis Water Network Management

80% of your capital is invested in the distribution network. Aquis puts you in control.

Wonderware System Platform Wonderware System Platform

Today, industrial companies need a more efficient and flexible way of developing, deploying and maintaining the software applications used to manage and improve operations.

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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGEMENT

  • Tracking Chemical Use To Optimize Quality, While Saving Money
    Tracking Chemical Use To Optimize Quality, While Saving Money

    What technology is available to monitor and optimize my plant operations?

  • Do You Pay 300 Times What You Could For Water?
    Do You Pay 300 Times What You Could For Water?

    On January 1st 2017, Philadelphia’s controversial “soda tax” went into effect, adding a 1.5-cents-per-ounce on sugary beverages sold in the city. Several cities across the U.S. have enacted similar taxes in a bid to battle diet-related diseases such as obesity and fund more healthy activities within their communities.

  • What Do You Need From A Service Provider?
    What Do You Need From A Service Provider?

    When searching for a service provider, you want what’s best for your company. But what does best mean when it comes to service?

  • Looking Beyond Voice Modems in SCADA Systems
    Looking Beyond Voice Modems in SCADA Systems

    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. 

  • CloudSCADA Helps Prevent Spills In The Bakken
    CloudSCADA Helps Prevent Spills In The Bakken

    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. 

  • How WWTP’s Can Get Greener Grass On The Other Side Of The IIoT
    How WWTP’s Can Get Greener Grass On The Other Side Of The IIoT

    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.

  • Is Your Head In The Clouds?
    Is Your Head In The Clouds?

    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.  

  • Tap Water To Traffic Monitoring
    Tap Water To Traffic Monitoring

    Sevierville, Tennessee is the hometown of internationally known entertainer Dolly Parton and is a popular gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Located in Eastern Tennessee, the city has a population of 16,500 residents and is visited by 16 million tourists per year. 

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