SCADA & AUTOMATION CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS

Water Treatment Plant Data Management Improved With Opworks Web-Based Program
Water Treatment Plant Data Management Improved With Opworks Web-Based Program

The City of Eden Prairie, Minnesota recently updated its data management processes at the water treatment plant, with a goal of increased efficiency for everyone from operators to management. The Eden Prairie Water Treatment Plant draws from a groundwater supply to serve a population of 63,000 people, with a total of 18,000 water user connections. The plant primarily uses lime softening for treatment.   

  • 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.

  • Clay County Utility Authority Project Profile
    Clay County Utility Authority Project Profile

    Clay County, located in Northern Florida, has a population of almost 200,000. In April 2016, Clay County Utility Authority (CCUA) needed a new SCADA system to monitor seven reclaimed water sites that the Authority uses to determine water storage times, using this data to route water from site to site. VTScada was selected by CCUA and their engineer.

  • Special Gas Chlorination System Replaces Tablet System At WWTP, Providing Enhanced Safety Needed For Gas Option, While Cutting Chemical Costs
    Special Gas Chlorination System Replaces Tablet System At WWTP, Providing Enhanced Safety Needed For Gas Option, While Cutting Chemical Costs

    The district manager for the Pinetop-Lakeside Sanitary District (AZ) reports that a special gas chlorination system, featuring unique components and controls, and manufacturer-supplied service, has effectively replaced a chlorine tablet system.

  • 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.

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SCADA & AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

MasterLinx Vehicle Reading System Software MasterLinx Vehicle Reading System Software

The MasterLinx Vehicle Reading System is a portable AMR system that's self contained in a small lightweight portable case and is used to capture meter RF transmissions for reporting and input into a billing system.

Flygt Monitoring and Control by Xylem Flygt Monitoring and Control by Xylem

The Flygt Monitoring and Controls System combines the user friendly APP family of controllers with fully engineered electrical control panels that can integrate into your existing telemetry network or with the our AquaView SCADA System.

Hydro-Guard® S.M.A.R.T. Flushing System Hydro-Guard® S.M.A.R.T. Flushing System

Hydro-Guard® S.M.A.R.T. ™ Automatic Flushing System proves itself the smart choice for saving time, money and water to maintain quality over conventional hydrant flushing. Flush automatically with precise timing and frequency to maximize results with less water used via two-way communication over secure web link or existing SCADA. Receive real-time updates and residual analysis results remotely without fielding personnel.

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.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION VIDEOS AND PODCASTS

Making Sense Of Big Data Making Sense Of Big Data

Andrew Chastain-Howley, the Director of Water Solutions for the Smart Integrated Infrastructure Group at Black & Veatch, is teaching water and wastewater operators how to juggle. Not literally,  but that's the metaphor he uses to describe the role of the plant manager — even the best can only juggle a few balls (i.e., tasks) at a time.

Smart Water Management Enabled By LoRaWAN Networks Smart Water Management Enabled By LoRaWAN Networks

The LoRa Alliance is a non-profit association of members who are collaborating together to drive the adoption of a communication protocol that offers  long range, long battery life and open architecture. For water utilities specifically, the LoRa wide area network (WAN) would allow devices from multiple manufacturers to be able to communicate with each other across long distances.

Sizing Up The Smart Water Market Sizing Up The Smart Water Market

Is "smart water" living up to the hype? Can there be true impact without broad implementation? Even when technologies are in place, are utilities using smart water capabilities to their fullest extent? Water Online hosted Reese Tisdale, president of Bluefield Research, to answer these tough questions.

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.

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.

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