AMI, AMR, AND METERING SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

AMI, AMR, AND METERING PRODUCTS

The 3G Mobile AMR solution provides most every benefit associated with fixed network — without the infrastructure — in a convenient cost-effective package.

Several years ago, Mueller began a journey to develop a user friendly and cost-effective technology to continuously and remotely monitor pressure at any point within a potable water distribution system. The technology involves threading a sensor onto a corporation valve to transmit pressure readings. The pressure sensor, typically installed two (2) per District Metering Area (DMA), reports at user-defined intervals via cellular service and a Mueller-hosted secure web server. Beginning with pressure monitoring, Mueller has created a communications backbone that utilities can integrate into its monitoring systems or use as a stand-alone monitoring platform. This technology is currently available in North America.

Badger Meter offers the latest innovations in high resolution encoder technology with the release of the HR-E LCD and HR-E encoders. Our high resolution encoders provide utilities with much more than just a reading. Whether you choose the 9-digit LCD or the 8-dial HR-E encoder, the high resolution encoded output provides leak detection and other critical information through the reading system to help utilities manage their water. High resolution encoders utilize the industry standard communication protocol, and do not require programming or setting adjustments during installation or wire repair. And, through a unique sealing process that eliminates gaskets, Badger Meter encoders are built to withstand harsh environments including flooded pits.

As water rates rise, educating consumers on the importance of water conservation and how water usage can influence monthly utility bills will play an increasingly significant role in providing good customer service.

You may be surrounded by data, but starved for insights. To go beyond basic meter reading and billing, your utility needs tools that provide a deeper understanding of the data you collect — that turn it into meaningful information for a smart water network.

iPERL® (North America) smart water meters offer unparalleled, low-flow accuracy with high-flow durability. They use innovative magnetic technology to capture previously unmeasured low flow. iPERL meters increase your returns while maximizing your operational efficiency. And that can help you drive additional revenue.

SCADA AND AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • 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.

  • Igniting A Smart Water Movement

    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.

  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Brings More Reliable Water Operations Clearly Into Focus

    Learn about the advantages and implementation of AMI from experts who are making “smarter water” a reality.

  • 10 Questions To Ask Before Choosing SCADA Software

    When creating SCADA specifications, engineering firms must focus on meeting the immediate start-up and operational requirements of the SCADA system. This often means specifying products with which they are familiar. The engineer wants to ensure that the new system meets all start-up requirements at a reasonable price. It is often difficult to look past the immediate project and consider long range plans, cost of system maintenance, and keeping your SCADA application current with evolving technology.

  • All-in-One SCADA

    Serving roughly 35,000 people, the Town of Natick Water/Sewer Division remotely monitors 2 water reservoirs, 32 sewer lift stations and 2 drinking water treatment plants. By Chris Little

SCADA AND AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. offers design and development of Electrical Control Panels and Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition systems, targeted for wastewater treatment equipment and processes

100% available water in the driest of deserts through highly efficient desalination.

Keep Trihedral’s technical support team at your fingertips and ensure access to VTScada upgrades.

The Ovation™ control system is a product of our decades of experience in process control for the power generation and water/wastewater treatment industries. Ovation utilizes commercially available, off-the-shelf technology to provide a powerful and secure architecture while allowing your system to easily progress with rapidly advancing computer technologies.

The simplicity of the compact, battery-powered Telog HPR-31 enables you to put it to work within minutes of unpacking. Once installed, the Telog HPR-31 measures water pressure at user programmable rates up to four samples per second with its internal pressure transducer. You can determine how often such data is summarized for reporting. The recorder computes any combination of minimum, average and maximum pressure measurement at each interval according to your selection of statistics and recording intervals. Recorded data may be gathered via an RS-232 connector using a laptop.

Several years ago, Mueller began a journey to develop a user friendly and cost-effective technology to continuously and remotely monitor pressure at any point within a potable water distribution system. The technology involves threading a sensor onto a corporation valve to transmit pressure readings. The pressure sensor, typically installed two (2) per District Metering Area (DMA), reports at user-defined intervals via cellular service and a Mueller-hosted secure web server. Beginning with pressure monitoring, Mueller has created a communications backbone that utilities can integrate into its monitoring systems or use as a stand-alone monitoring platform. This technology is currently available in North America.

Optional Component – An instantly intuitive ribbon-based graphic development environment that includes thousands of drag-and-drop widgets, images, and pipes.

You may be surrounded by data, but starved for insights. To go beyond basic meter reading and billing, your utility needs tools that provide a deeper understanding of the data you collect — that turn it into meaningful information for a smart water network.

REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Water Utility OT vs. IT — It’s Not A Battle, It’s A Balance

    The chemistry of optimizing water/wastewater treatment extends far beyond chlorine and oxygen. It also involves synthesizing productive insights from the flood of IT data generated by operational technology (OT) sensors, instruments, and control systems. Here’s how better operational intelligence strategies are helping IT and OT personnel collaborate to make processes more cost-efficient.

  • Understanding PFAS’ Impact On Remediation Strategies

    For more than 16.5 million water-utility customers in 33 different states, contamination caused by per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is a source-water issue that will not go away for a long time. What are the practical options for community water systems currently confronting this challenge? Here is an overview of several treatments and their relative successes against a wide variety of PFAS compounds.

  • Preparing To Tackle The Hydra Of LCR Revisions

    As a journalist serving the water industry — but not yet a seasoned technical veteran — I attended a recent Lead In Drinking Water Forum sponsored by AWWA NJ to learn about the challenges of complying with the proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). What I heard impressed upon me the technical, administrative, and logistical challenges of delivering safe, lead-free drinking water all the way to user taps. Here are my takeaways.

  • Slashing Recycled Ammonia Loads From Dewatering Sidestreams

    Recycling is generally considered a positive thing, except when the sidestream discharge from the dewatering of anaerobic digested sludge can recycle up to 40 percent of the total nitrogen or ammonia load in the original flow back to the head of the wastewater treatment stream. Deammonification technology using anaerobic ammonium oxidation/anammox bacteria offers a cost-effective way to break that vicious cycle and meet regulatory discharge limits.

  • Identifying Accurate Reference Materials For Water-Testing Confidence

    Going through the motions of water sample testing for regulatory reporting requirements is only half the battle. It is also important that water operators use appropriately qualified reference materials and procedures to ensure the accuracy and reliability of their results. Here are some insights into reference-material evaluation that can generate the highest confidence in water testing results.

  • Water And Power Generation Remain A Balancing Act Amid Tightening Regulations

    A recent survey digs into the treatment aspects of water in the power industry, revealing how electric utilities are responding to concerns over regulations and volumes of use.

  • Where’d All The Water Go? The Case For Consumption Monitoring

    Attempting to control water losses within their own infrastructure is only half the battle for water treatment and distribution organizations. To maximize water conservation, they need to involve their customers as well. Here are several ways public and private water utilities can spur internal and external changes in consumption monitoring to improve valuable water-asset management.

  • WRF Hosts Capitol Hill, State-Of-The-Science Briefing On Harmful Algal Blooms

    To make informed decisions about how to limit exposure to cyanotoxins, utilities need information to select and implement a comprehensive and technically sound management approach. The Water Research Foundation (WRF) has been actively involved in developing effective innovative solutions to help utilities address this challenge and protect public health.

UTILITY MANAGEMENT VIDEOS

  • Manage Emergency Response

    Use a sewer network model to test variations in operational strategy, tactics, and emergency protocols in a risk-free way. Identify safe, inexpensive options to improve the resilience and daily management of sewer networks. For example, quickly determine the amount of bypass pumping required in the event of a sewer blockage.

  • Analyze Combined Sewer Overflows

    Predict the location, time, duration, and volume of sewer overflows with live weather forecasts. Quickly include a 2D overland flow analysis to determine the extent of flooding.

  • Analyze Wastewater Network Hydraulics

    Analyze the real-time performance of complex sewer networks containing any number of gravity or pressure pipe subnetworks. Accurately simulate pumps, pump controls (including variable speed drives), and the filling and draining of wet wells.

  • Manage Emergency Response Capability

    Hydraulic modelers, planners, and operators can use a network model to test variations in operational strategy, tactics, and emergency protocols in a risk-free way. Identify safe, effective options to address pipe bursts, power outages, fires, and other urgent events.

  • OpenFlows WaterOPS Overview

    OpenFlows WaterOPS is a real-time operational and optioneering decision support solution for urban water supply and distribution. Integrating live SCADA data with a calibrated hydraulic model, OpenFlows WaterOPS computes real-time conditions throughout water networks, based on existing conditions and forecasted future conditions.

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