SCADA & AUTOMATION CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS

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.

  • Automated Wireless Monitoring Of  Wastewater Collection Systems
    Automated Wireless Monitoring Of Wastewater Collection Systems

    Telog Instruments, Inc. offers a comprehensive remote monitoring system, Telogers, for wastewater collection system operators. Telogers provides an automated system of collecting, archiving, analyzing, presenting, reporting and sharing data from collection system remote assets such as flow meters, rain gauges, CSO/SSO surcharge sensors, lift stations, pretreatment water quality, air quality, and pressure sensors.

  • WIMS Offers A Winning Solution In Columbia, SC
    WIMS Offers A Winning Solution In Columbia, SC

    Back in 2012, the City Of Columbia made the decision to update its OPS SQL software to Hach WIMS (water information management system). The old software was not only sitting idle, but was also out of date. The reasons for updating and implementing the software were many but can be summarized with the two primary goals: To collect the data into a central database that is easily accessible and to create a dashboard from which the rotating operations teams or management could quickly understand what was happening. After more than a year of coordinating Metro management and staff, Hach WIMS support staff, and city IT staff, WIMS began to take shape.

  • Raising The Bar On Scalability
    Raising The Bar On Scalability

    Automation and information systems represent a major investment for industrial businesses, both large and small. Long-term protection of that investment should be a significant consideration when selecting a partner and a system. By Phil Couling, Product Marketing Director, Supervisory HMI & SCADA

  • Situational Awareness — The Next Leap In Industrial Human Machine Interface Design
    Situational Awareness — The Next Leap In Industrial Human Machine Interface Design

    Wonderware InTouch has been the world’s number one Human Machine Interface (HMI) for over 25 years and offers legendary ease of use, market leading innovation, unequalled investment protection, brilliant graphics, unsurpassed connectivity, the industry’s best support and the broadest partner ecosystem.

  • Industrial Internet Of Things (IoT): Identifying The Vulnerabilities Of Field Devices
    Industrial Internet Of Things (IoT): Identifying The Vulnerabilities Of Field Devices

    The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) industry is growing at a rapid pace. By year-end 2015, an estimated 13.4 billion IoT-connected devices had flooded the global market.

  • Data Monetization: Water And Wastewater Utilities In The Information Age
    Data Monetization: Water And Wastewater Utilities In The Information Age

    In this article, we will take a closer look at how water and wastewater utilities can monetize data and improve profitability by generating top-line growth and reducing costs.

  • AMA Improves Accuracy And Customer Service For Texas City
    AMA Improves Accuracy And Customer Service For Texas City

    After deployment of an AMI system that didn’t work properly, initially forcing them to manually read meters, Highland Village was in need of a new vendor and product they could count on. Enter Badger Meter and the BEACON® AMA managed solution, with ORION® Cellular endpoints.

  • Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power Uses GIS To Improve  Water Incident Management
    Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power Uses GIS To Improve Water Incident Management

    While utilities use sophisticated systems to supply clean water as well as collect and treat wastewater, the effort to manage incidents and outages leaves room for improvement. Water utilities often rely on manual processes to handle customer reports of leaks, loss-of-service or quality issues.

  • VTScada And OpWorks Provide Advanced Wastewater Reporting And Analysis
    VTScada And OpWorks Provide Advanced Wastewater Reporting And Analysis

    Rapid City is the second-largest city in South Dakota, serving over 72,000 residents. Their Water Reclamation Department treats nearly 3.5 billion gallons of wastewater annually.

  • On The Rise: Quality Of Water, Quality Of Life — From Northeast U.S. To Central Africa
    On The Rise: Quality Of Water, Quality Of Life — From Northeast U.S. To Central Africa

    Bbanda is a small rural village of about 1,100 people in southern central Uganda, located 45 minutes from the closest town of Mityana. There is no electricity or reliable source of drinking water. But thanks to the work of some engineering students, that’s about to change.

  • A Case For Wireless M2M Technology: Sangamon Valley Public Water District
    A Case For Wireless M2M Technology: Sangamon Valley Public Water District

    Wireless M2M Communication technology can positively impact operations at a water treatment facility by improving efficiency through automated processes.

  • E-Coder® And R900® RF Help Data Go Deeper In Ventura County
    E-Coder® And R900® RF Help Data Go Deeper In Ventura County

    The majority of the water in the city of Simi Valley, California, is provided by Ventura County Waterworks District 8, serving approximately 26,000 metered connections — 22,000 of which are now read by Neptune’s R900® System.

Neptune’s R450™ System Helps Get Feet Off The Streets Of Laredo
Neptune’s R450™ System Helps Get Feet Off The Streets Of Laredo

The city of Laredo, Texas, had been walking to read its 67,543 water meters – 59,138 residential and 8,405 commercial accounts – using a manual method that took up to ten staff on the streets nearly an entire month to read to meet a monthly billing schedule. With the dawn of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems, the City began their search for the right metering solution for the department’s needs.

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SCADA & AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

Wonderware Skelta Workflow Wonderware Skelta Workflow

Wonderware Skelta BPM is a workflow platform that provides water and wastewater management organizations the capability to manage, enforce and document processes cross-company, replacing manual processes and paperwork with electronic workflows. It encompasses everything from routine operations to escalated responses to manage normal, unscheduled or disruptive events.

Water Information Management Solution (WIMS) Water Information Management Solution (WIMS)
Hach brings you a powerful new way of looking at your water systems. As part of the Information Management product portfolio, the Hach Water Information Management Solution™ (WIMS™) provides a set of products to help you collect and analyze data and communicate information in a way never before possible.
<B>xpswmm</b>, Dynamic Storm Water & Wastewater Model xpswmm, Dynamic Storm Water & Wastewater Model

xpswmm is a comprehensive software package for dynamic modeling of stormwater, river systems, floodplains and  sanitary or combined systems.  It combines one-dimensional (1D) calculations for upstream to downstream flow with two-dimensional (2D) overland flow calculations so that you can see what truly happens to your stormwater or sewer system when waters flow, populations increase or catastrophic events hit.

VTScada Alarm Notification System VTScada Alarm Notification System

Optional Component – Ensure that your critical alarm and process information finds you anywhere via text-to-voice phone calls, SMS text messages, emails and pagers. Dial into your application using your application security account to check levels, acknowledge alarms, change setpoints, or send commands to equipment.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION VIDEOS AND PODCASTS

Beyond SCADA: Doing More With More Beyond SCADA: Doing More With More

The turning point for Rudy Engert came when Georgia ran out of water. Faced with severe water shortages, the state was literally weeks away from water rationing. Engert decided it was time to think about the water and wastewater industry differently.

Understanding Big Data In The Water Industry Understanding Big Data In The Water Industry

There’s a lot of data floating around the water industry these days. SCADA, flow statistics, online monitoring, DO measurements, air flows, LIMS system data in the Lab, and CMMS data from maintenance software to name but a few.

Leveraging GIS In Asset Management Leveraging GIS In Asset Management

As a utility, you likely have a variety of sources of data from SCADA and metering systems to customer service and maintenance logs. As Josh Stroessner, Business Development Manager with Cityworks explains in this Water Online Radio interview, being able to sort all of that disparate data from different systems into a single asset management solution provides lots of benefits.

Aquis Engineering Aquis Engineering

This video explains how engineers and operators by using Aquis can make intelligent decisions based on known network performance from historical data. Modeling scenarios draw on the digital mapping data for the existing network and the real time data from the SCADA system.

Alarms Management And SCADA Alarms Management And SCADA

The ISA standard for alarms management, ISA 18.2 alarms management strategy, was recently released. The standard is a series of best practices for how to create a consistent culture of alarms management in your organization.

Layering Water Data From Disparate Systems Creates Clear View Of Assets Layering Water Data From Disparate Systems Creates Clear View Of Assets

Most water professionals are not first-and-foremost IT people, but they do understand the critically important task of keeping their SCADA and other computer systems secure. One of the most critical considerations in doing this is linking disparate systems developed over time together.

Kupferle Foundry - #9800i-GENESIS Turbine Powered Automatic Flushing Device With Chlorine Analyzer

The Eclipse i-Series model #9800i-GENESIS is the newest Intelligent Flushing & Monitoring Station Kupferle offers to maintain safe residual levels and remove DBPs from consumers' water. This permanently installed station incorporates a built-in chlorine analyzer to measure and record disinfectant residual levels based on a programmed sampling schedule.

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