UTILITY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

  • Scientists have long predicted that one of the impacts of climate change would be an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events and rising sea levels across the world. We are already seeing it happen across the USA and the world.

  • Installation was completed by Farilie District Council, a rural water authority located in the central South Island of New Zealand. With a number of water supplies in the South Canterbury region, they required the latest digital noise correlation and signal coherence frequency analysis processing software. The Enigma solution was chosen to overcome challenges such as limited recoding and process capabilities.

  • The water network management team in Nantes, France is responsible for maintaining supply from a highly complex system of underground water supply pipes. Constant road traffic and restricted access make monitoring, troubleshooting, and upgrading the water network exceptionally challenging. The La Dopea (Direction des Opérateurs Publics de l'Eau et de l'Assainissement) leakage team was tasked with assessing the supply to one particular area of the Nantes Metropole area. Initial investigations indicated substantial losses, but traditional leakage detection methods had failed to identify where these were. The business challenge was identifying and preventing these leaks.

  • United Utilities supplies water to 3 million homes and 200,000 businesses in North West England. Within the Winscales and Scilly Banks service reservoir zones where the trial was to take place, local United Utilities NCI / NIA had previously split the main and quantified losses of 4 liters/sec and 2 liters/sec in the respective halves. Leak detection on trunk mains using correlation techniques has always had potentially limited success for reasons of poor sound propagation and scarcity of accessible fittings. The business challenge was to exceed these limitations, improve efficiency and reduce leakage.

  • The State of Texas and the region around Abilene in particular has been experiencing an ongoing drought. Abilene takes the region’s need for adequate water supplies seriously and has been analyzing the short-term water needs (5-10years) as well as the long-term water needs (+50years) for its service area. The ongoing drought had pulled the three primary water supply reservoirs for the region down to extremely low levels. In the autumn of 2014: Lake OH Ivie was at 15% capacity; Hubbard Creek Reservoir was at 16% capacity; Lake Fort Phantom Hill was at 32% capacity.

  • Leak location on large diameter mains is difficult because the pipe becomes more elastic as the ratio of pipe wall thickness to diameter increases. This results in more rapid absorption of leak energy into the pipe material, with resultant attenuation as distance from the leak increases.

  • Ten Enigma3m loggers were installed in less than two hours on sites located in the city of Lyon. The devices are equipped with a roaming SIM allowing the Enigma3M to select the best GSM network. Some holes were created in the chamber for fitting the aerial and optimizing the GSM data for transmission.

  • Rural utilities face a slew of challenges, with aging infrastructure being among the most pressing.

  • Whichever the relevant adage — measure twice, cut once…a penny saved is a penny earned…look before you leap — the concept of being thoroughly prepared to minimize lost time, wasted money, or potential embarrassment is well founded. In water distribution pipelines, that means confirming actual pipeline conditions before investing in large-scale replacements. Here are some guidelines for avoiding unnecessary labor and expense in the process.

  • As much of the Western U.S. navigates a historic drought, community leaders and water utilities are exploring innovative options to expand their water resource portfolios. One approach that is gaining traction is potable water reuse, a treatment process for returning wastewater to high-quality drinking water.

UTILITY MANAGEMENT RESOURCES

  • Xylem Treatment System Optimization: Leveraging The Power Of Artificial Intelligence

    Optimizing the treatment plant to give operations the ability to leverage data to improve processes and reduce energy is now more important than ever. Xylem Treatment System Optimization helps utilities to improve treatment plant efficiencies to save energy, minimize chemical inputs and deliver better water and results at optimized cost and effort. Deployed as a real-time decision support system, Xylem Treatment System Optimization uses a real-time digital twin to simulate the most complex biological and chemical processes taking place within sewage treatment facilities. This provides utilities with data-driven suggestions for optimizing plant performance — without new infrastructure.

  • Xylem Wastewater Network Optimization: A Smart, End-To-End Wastewater Platform

    Sewer overflows are a growing problem for cities around the world. With more severe rain events expected due to climate change, solving this critical water challenge is more important than ever. Doing so affordably is even harder. Xylem Wastewater Network Optimization is a real-time decision support system (RT-DSS) technology utilizing smart sewer technology to give utilities a better view into the performance and capacity utilization of their existing sewer system assets, allowing utility leaders to optimize levels of service while saving money, reducing risk, and protecting the environment.

  • Xylem Asset Performance Optimization: Comprehensive Asset Risk Analytics And Planning Support Services

    When it comes to managing pipeline assets, your responsibilities are as wide-ranging as your network. Traditionally, asset management efforts would be primarily focused on maintaining the quality and efficiency of the water network with an age-based approach to pipeline repair and replacement.

  • optimyze™: Condition Monitoring To Optimize Your Bottom Line

    Using predictive analysis, optimyze identifies potential problems with your equipment before they occur, to help you manage system reliability and maintenance. Information is monitored, collected, stored and analyzed in the optimyze sensor. This allows you to understand the current health and historical trends of your assets, create maintenance reminders and generate detailed reports. As a result, you can perform preventative maintenance before issues become critical to uptime.

  • Harmony Encore

    Harmony Encore is compatible with every* utility billing system on the market that supports the common Flat File Transfer. Harmony Encore together with integrated GoAigua Analytics enhances and amplifies the value from a utility’s CIS, GIS, SCADA, and a wide variety of Asset Management Software.

UTILITY MANAGEMENT VIDEOS

Across water and wastewater organizations, engineering decisions are too often made based on subjective judgements. Considering how inexpensive and easy modern automation makes it to generate and collect massive amounts of process data, the propensity to make decisions by gut feel may seem far-fetched to a bystander. For plant personnel, however, the struggle to improve upon instinct is often all too real.