In the world of industrial automation, the talk is centered around “industrial internet of things” (IIoT). With buzzwords like “Industry 4.0”, “IoT”, “digital twin”, “cloud computing”, “artificial intelligence”, “machine learning”, and “deep learning”, it is difficult for automation engineers and business managers to determine how to implement these new technologies.
A Digital Twin is a virtual replica of a physical asset that is updated in real-time via a two-way data connection and, as such, representative of its live characteristics.
It took some time for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to find its way to the water industry, but now that it has, a primer is warranted to understand its application.
The journey toward intelligent water can be expedited with eight key steps — a guideline for gliding through the Digital Water Adoption Curve.
Denver Water serves 1.4 million people in the city of Denver and the surrounding suburbs. It is the largest — and oldest — water utility in the state of Colorado and its service area covers more than 335 square miles.
As digitalization continues to grow in the water and wastewater industry, cybersecurity becomes an increasingly important responsibility.
The first SWAN Digital Twin Workshop brought together key voices from around the world representing water utilities, academia, and technology vendors to help build consensus on the foundational definitions and guiding values needed to underpin digital twin concepts and architectural framework.
Water scarcity. Aging infrastructure. Uncertainty due to climate change. Experts from across the water sector agree that water challenges are intensifying, and that action and public awareness is a necessity. Now we have the need — and the opportunity — for those same voices to raise the volume on one of the most powerful ways to address increasing water threats: digital innovation.
Digital transformation of the water sector is continuing to grow in 2019. Climate change, urban population growth, tightening regulations, aging infrastructure, and water scarcity are some of the many global challenges water utilities will be forced to address in creative and cost-effective ways. To meet these needs, utilities are deploying an array of technologies that significantly alter operations and customer engagement.
Water industry professionals are experiencing a data deluge. There’s a lot of data out there, gathered from sensors monitoring everything from water quality to pipe bursts — but altogether, it’s too much data divided among too many silos to make sense of what it all means.
Now available for use on all current Mueller Systems positive displacement meters in 5/8” through 2” sizes, the ME-8 utilizes heat treated tempered, glass lens and corrosion resistant copper can to house the register light tubes, electronics, self-lubricating gearing, and drive magnet. The register delivers extraordinary functionality and value when paired with the latest metrology and AMR/AMI solutions available from Mueller Systems.
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.
80% of your capital is invested in the distribution network. Aquis puts you in control.
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.
Flygt’s MultiSmart Pump Station Control handles up to six pumps and monitors pump voltage and amperage to calculate real power consumption and optimize pump energy efficiency. Control panel costs are also reduced due to built-in functionality such as 3-phase current monitoring.