SCADA & AUTOMATION CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS

Remote Monitoring And Maintenance Through Digitalization
Remote Monitoring And Maintenance Through Digitalization

Siemens offers to our customers the ability to both make process measurements and to remotely monitor the activity and health of that instrumentation without the need for SCADA systems or other expensive process control room products. By utilizing Siemens’ ability to offer unparalleled flow, level, pressure, temperature, and weight measurement as well as valve control, we can provide a broad range of process measurements and offer unequaled monitoring of the health and performance of those products.

  • WannaCry And NotPetya Demand A Cybersecurity Strategy
    WannaCry And NotPetya Demand A Cybersecurity Strategy

    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. 

  • Securing Industrial Systems In A Digital World
    Securing Industrial Systems In A Digital World

    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.

  • 5 Questions To Ask Before Selecting A Process Data Analytics Solution
    5 Questions To Ask Before Selecting A Process Data Analytics Solution

    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.

  • Leveraging Predictive Analytics: A Case Study
    Leveraging Predictive Analytics: A Case Study

    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.

  • Devon Energy Uses Real-Time Data And Advanced Analytics To Make Better Decisions
    Devon Energy Uses Real-Time Data And Advanced Analytics To Make Better Decisions

    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. 

  • White House Utility District Reduces Costs By Over $1 Million
    White House Utility District Reduces Costs By Over $1 Million

    In 2007, White House Utility District (WHUD), a water utility serving approximately 90,000 consumers and businesses in Tennessee, faced a dilemma: how to meet a projected growing demand for water within the budget and capital constraints faced by municipal and mid-sized utilities everywhere.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities Streamlines Operations With Centralized PI System Data
    Colorado Springs Utilities Streamlines Operations With Centralized PI System Data

    One of the nation’s largest four-service utility providers, Colorado Springs Utilities supplies energy and water to over 450,000 people. The state-certified laboratory of the Water Quality Assurance section processes over 14,000 samples and 80,000 analytes per year from eight watersheds, seven finished water treatment facilities, 38 finished water reservoirs, four post-chlorination stations, two wastewater treatment facilities, and over 2700 miles of pipeline.

  • The Data Influx: Transforming Data Overload Into Business Insights
    The Data Influx: Transforming Data Overload Into Business Insights

    “We have too much data” is the refrain we continually hear from water utilities. It’s no surprise that managing data from multiple sources and turning it into business insights presents a daunting challenge; however, data influx does not have to be a burden. When managed well, there’s no such thing as too much data, especially if your business is implementing a big data strategy — a topic that has implications and reach beyond the scope of this paper.

  • TasWater: Saving Oysters With Data
    TasWater: Saving Oysters With Data

    At 10am on August 24, 2017, a customer in Midway Point, a small suburb outside of Hobart, Tasmania, reported a sewage spill on his property. Midway Point stands adjacent to Pitt Water Nature Reserve, home to rare birds, butterflies, and the largest oyster lease in Tasmania, covering some 14 hectacres. In late August, Pitt Water oysters, prized for their briny flavor and consistency, were just coming into peak condition.

  • Smart Water: Saving Millions And Cutting Energy By Combining IT And OT With The PI System
    Smart Water: Saving Millions And Cutting Energy By Combining IT And OT With The PI System

    The OSIsoft PI System is at the center of Thames Water’s “intelligence Hub” (iHub), which merges disparate data sources to drive operational performance. Thames Water can now garner critical insights from its network of water delivery and sewage waste removal systems that span the greater London area.

  • Predicting Leakage Issues Using The PI System
    Predicting Leakage Issues Using The PI System

    Yorkshire Water produces 1.3 billion liters of clean water and treats one billion liters of water in its waste water networks every single day. The company has 686 treatment facilities spread across northern England and 83,000 kilometers of water pipelines, which is enough to circle the earth twice.

  • Unlocking The True Value Of Smart Sensing Devices Through Digitalization
    Unlocking The True Value Of Smart Sensing Devices Through Digitalization

    By 2020, the number of connected things will triple from 6 billion to 20 billion. Digitalization is creating new business opportunities and alternative business models.

Keeping The Operator In Focus: The Four Pillars Of Operator Effectiveness
Keeping The Operator In Focus: The Four Pillars Of Operator Effectiveness

This paper shows how the four pillars of operator effectiveness lead operators to greater awareness, faster response and better decisions.

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SCADA & AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

Traveling Bridge Clarifiers Traveling Bridge Clarifiers

Traveling bridge clarifiers perform the same functions as circular clarifiers. Both water and wastewater applications are served by this bridge system, including both primary and secondary clarification.

 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.

2300 Multi-Input Controller 2300 Multi-Input Controller

The 2300 offers a real breakthrough in process control. It features the functionality of a PLC and a SCADA in a compact package for the price of a transmitter.

HAMMER HAMMER

Every time a pump or valve is operated, potentially dangerous transients are introduced in your water distribution or wastewater system. Unchecked, transients can have catastrophic consequences on your pipes and equipment, operators, and customers.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION VIDEOS AND PODCASTS

Easing The Burden On Water Plant Operators Easing The Burden On Water Plant Operators

The goal of water plant operators is almost universal: to ensure they're providing quality water to customers while detecting leaks, running at optimal energy usage, and maintaining systems. The problem is traditional controls and SCADA systems have gotten so complex they can actually make the job more difficult. In this Water Talk interview, Malcolm Thompson, the chief financial officer of XIO, and Kevin Liscovitz, the chief operating officer of XIO, discuss newer technology making water plant controls as simple as possible for operators while providing better insight into asset management.

Solutions To Remote Data Entry In SCADA Solutions To Remote Data Entry In SCADA

A watershed isn’t typically tied into a water system’s SCADA system, but students and others observing the health of the resources may have information that can be of great value to plant operators. This is just one example of when there is a need to enter remote manual data into a SCADA system. In this Water Talk interview, Dave Spencer, technical sales with VTScada from Trihedral Engineering, discusses advanced technology that promote improved oversight by allowing the transfer of data into, and out of, SCADA systems.

Demystifying Intelligent Water, Or What To Do With Data Overload Demystifying Intelligent Water, Or What To Do With Data Overload

Do your eyes glaze over when the words "smart water" or "intelligent water" are mentioned? If so, a new collaborative paper between Arcadis and Bluefield Research may be your antidote. First, learn the who, what, where, and why from Jim Cooper, the Intelligent Water Lead for Arcadis, in this Water Talk interview.

An Affordable Solution To Harnessing Mass Amounts Of Data An Affordable Solution To Harnessing Mass Amounts Of Data

Many of today’s small- and medium-sized water utilities have access to massive amounts of data with the potential to provide significant insight into their operations. However, municipalities typically lack the resources to harness this information in a way that makes it actionable. In this Water Talk interview, Tracy Nuckles, marketing manager and software solutions for Neptune Technology Group, discusses how Software as a Service (SaaS) allows water managers lacking dedicated IT personnel to affordably take control of their data for better overall system management.

Black & Veatch Dives Into Data, Provides Strategic Direction Black & Veatch Dives Into Data, Provides Strategic Direction

For each of the past eight years, Black & Veatch has published its Strategic Directions Report, which provides keen insight into where technology, challenges, and needs within the water sector align, while providing a blueprint on how water professionals, municipalities, and industry can seize opportunities and solve problems. The key focus of the 2019 report, as explained by Cindy Wallis-Lage, President of Black & Veatch's global water business, is the leveraging of data to ensure sustainability, resiliency, and efficiency.

Water Utilities:  Successes in Transforming Data Into Action Water Utilities: Successes in Transforming Data Into Action

This video focuses on leading water and wastewater utilities use cases  that have embraced and leveraged  digital technologies such as smart sensors/devices, IoT, better connectivity, and software. You'll see examples from utilities that have created a data strategy and are using  real-time data that is driving smarter decisions to reduce opex and capex, increase asset life, meet environmental compliance, etc. while reducing risk.

The Connected Water Utility – Part 1 The Connected Water Utility – Part 1

This video focuses on leading water and wastewater utilities who have embraced and leveraged digital technologies such as smart sensors/devices, IoT, better connectivity, and software. You'll discover that by creating a data strategy and using real-time data your water utility will drive smarter decisions to reduce opex and capex, increase asset life, meet environmental compliance, etc. while reducing risk.

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