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

  • AMA Managed Solution Improves Efficiencies And Customer Service
    AMA Managed Solution Improves Efficiencies And Customer Service

    When Chris Adcock became the Executive Director at the Pittsylvania County Service Authority (PCSA) in 2013, he found an aging water system. With customer service concerns and rising costs, Chris started his search for the best water metering solution and found the BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) managed solution from Badger Meter.

  • Leveraging Water Network Data For System Management Prioritization
    Leveraging Water Network Data For System Management Prioritization

    KUB's water system has experienced 30 percent to 35 percent non-revenue water over the past 10 years; hard-to-find underground leaks are the big culprit. Reducing leaks improves customer service, increases operational efficiency, reduces expenses for chemicals and power, and has other benefits.

  • STAR Network System Stands Up To Hurricane Sandy
    STAR Network System Stands Up To Hurricane Sandy

    The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the largest public water utility in North America, serving more than 800,000 customers and nine million residents.

  • Aging Infrastructure Creates Challenges For Utilities And Their Customers
    Aging Infrastructure Creates Challenges For Utilities And Their Customers

    It’s no great secret that a sound infrastructure plays a critical role in the health of our economy and our individual health. A first-class infrastructure — not just well-maintained, but modernized and innovative — is the hallmark of a first-class nation. In the United States, up until relatively recently, building the best roads, bridges, railroads and water supply systems was a priority for that very reason. The literal foundation of America was once among the strongest in the world. By Myles Meehan, Senior Vice President, Public Relations, HomeServe USA

  • Evaluating Total Cost Of Ownership Models When Choosing Advanced Metering And Communications Networks
    Evaluating Total Cost Of Ownership Models When Choosing Advanced Metering And Communications Networks

    This white paper describes how utilities can apply TCO evaluation, which takes into account on-going operations costs, replacement and lifecycle costs and personnel, as well as initial capital investment, to get a more complete picture of what systems will actually cost over time. These TCO calculations prove that point-to-multipoint fixed-network solutions can provide the best TCO of any competitive system, including manual, drive-by or mesh fixed-network solutions.

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AMI, AMR, AND METERING PRODUCTS

OCTAVE® Ultrasonic Water Measurement System OCTAVE® Ultrasonic Water Measurement System

Now available in sizes 2" to 12", the Octave Ultrasonic Meter offers highly advanced, all-digital technology and achieves precise measurement without any moving parts to ensure optimum revenue.

Measuring With The Sound Of Science™ Measuring With The Sound Of Science™

Now available in sizes 2" - 8", the Octave® Ultrasonic Meter represents a new approach to comprehensive flow management and accountability based on a greatly improved version of the AWWA C750 standard.

BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA)<br> Managed Solution BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA)
Managed Solution

The BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) managed solution from Badger Meter brings a new level of utility-optimizing information to light. The BEACON AMA managed solution combines the power of the intuitive BEACON AMA software suite with proven ORION® Cellular/Fixed Network technology to provide utility management with greater visibility and control.

Web Presentment Software For AMI Data: Aclara&reg; Customer Care Solutions Web Presentment Software For AMI Data: Aclara® Customer Care Solutions

Reducing costs and increasing customer satisfaction are goals of most utility companies today. These two goals don't logically work together but with Customer Care solutions from Aclara... they can.

Recordall&reg; Compound Series Meters Recordall® Compound Series Meters

Recordall Compound Series Meters from Badger Meter combine two metering technologies in one innovative package. A positive displacement chamber measures low flow, while a turbine chamber records high flow. These meters are an ideal choice for facilities that experience rapid and wide fluctuations in water demand, such as hospitals, universities, residential complexes and manufacturing or processing facilities.

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.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Automation 101: The Dangers Of Hand/Off/Auto
    Automation 101: The Dangers Of Hand/Off/Auto

    When we automate we invariably offer our clients and their operations staff the benefit of Hand/Off/Auto functionality for all the components on our systems. To those new to automation it allows an operator or maintenance worker to remove a piece of equipment, like a pump or blower for example, from the oversight and control automated controller (MCC, PLC, etc.) and operate it manually while it is still installed.

  • Make Your SCADA Feel Young Again
    Make Your SCADA Feel Young Again

    When the Village of Romeoville underwent a major upgrade to their SCADA system, they also decided to move to the latest version of the monitoring & control software that they had used successfully for many years. This version included features designed specifically for the water/wastewater industry. In this article, a former Head of the Water Department (*) explains why the utility continues to push for the latest HMI version and how this helps them overcome many of the issues related to maintaining a long-running SCADA system. By Christopher Little

  • 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.

  • Leveraging Water Network Data For System Management Prioritization
    Leveraging Water Network Data For System Management Prioritization

    KUB's water system has experienced 30 percent to 35 percent non-revenue water over the past 10 years; hard-to-find underground leaks are the big culprit. Reducing leaks improves customer service, increases operational efficiency, reduces expenses for chemicals and power, and has other benefits.

  • Just Add SCADA
    Just Add SCADA

    Internet-hosted SCADA systems are a modern answer to modern municipal water and wastewater concerns. By Thelma Akwei and Ben Manlongat

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

SCADA Integration, HMI Development And Controls & Automation Upgrades SCADA Integration, HMI Development And Controls & Automation Upgrades

Aquatech’s WMS field service staff has extensive experience in developing solutions to today’s modern controls advances and integration issues. We can provide support as well as parts for upgrading your PLC , troubleshooting PLC/HMI problems, integrating new equipment into your control scheme, or even engineering an advanced control system to replace antiquated equipment. We specialize in water treatment systems, but have the capability to serve any industry.

Wireless Underground Monitoring Wireless Underground Monitoring

The Ru-32 & Ru-32m provide real-time monitoring and alarming of pressure and flow sensors found in the harsh environments of water distribution systems. Using a single, 3.6V lithium battery for power, the units are capable of automatically monitoring pressure, flows and PRVs. Data is forwarded wirelessly to a host computer operating Telog host application software.

Smarter Water Management Smarter Water Management

Aquavista™ offers a wide and flexible range of digital solutions that respond to your challenges. From operators to management, Aquavista™ provides your plant personnel with a tool to efficiently manage plants and water treatment equipment.

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.

Hydro-Guard&reg; 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.

Process Automation Process Automation

Festo is a leading global manufacturer of automation technology including systems, components, and controls for process control and factory automation solutions.

Hydrant Pressure Impulse Recorder Hydrant Pressure Impulse Recorder

The hydrant pressure recorder monitors water pressure within any water distribution system. The HPR-31i recorder is a better option than chart recorders because it is more accurate, less costly and require less maintenance.

Water Network Optimization Suite Water Network Optimization Suite

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.

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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • What Did Rural America Do To Deserve This?
    What Did Rural America Do To Deserve This?

    By now, just about everyone in the U.S. has heard about Flint, Michigan’s water woes. Despite the many issues raised by that incident, urban water systems are not the sole reason the 2017 Report Card from the American Society of Civil Engineers gives the U.S. drinking water infrastructure an overall “D” grade. Hidden within that disheartening rating are the harsh realities faced by rural water systems.

  • Overcoming Collaboration Barriers Between Water Professionals And Land Planners
    Overcoming Collaboration Barriers Between Water Professionals And Land Planners

    Water Research Foundation (WRF) research examines successes and challenges for “One Water” management of resources and long-term sustainability.

  • Binational Water Leaders Explore Future Solutions At Two Nations One Water Border Summit
    Binational Water Leaders Explore Future Solutions At Two Nations One Water Border Summit

    One thing was certain after the Two Nations One Water: U.S.-Mexico Border Water Summit concluded March 2 at El Paso Water’s TecH2O Learning Center. Policymakers, researchers and industry experts from both sides of the border care deeply about water sustainability and are committed to solutions to ensure the long-term vitality of their respective communities. About 300 convened at the two-day event, eager and ready to work together.

  • Guiding Water And Wastewater Treatment Under The New EPA
    Guiding Water And Wastewater Treatment Under The New EPA

    It’s no secret that the U.S. EPA has changed course in the last year. But how have those changes affected local water and wastewater treatment operations? And how are those operations going to evolve along with the federal agency?

  • How Are We Solving PFC Contamination?
    How Are We Solving PFC Contamination?

    PFC contamination is the number one drinking water issue today. So how are local and federal leaders working to put an end to it?

  • The Top 3 Treatment Stories Of 2017 And What They Mean For 2018
    The Top 3 Treatment Stories Of 2017 And What They Mean For 2018

    Last year was full of twists and turns for the drinking water and wastewater treatment industries. What can 2017’s biggest stories tell us about what’s to come this year?

  • Why Microplastics Are Still A Macro Problem For Wastewater Treatment Plants
    Why Microplastics Are Still A Macro Problem For Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Though some preliminary regulations have taken place to curb the presence of microplastics in the environment, more research is needed to determine what role wastewater treatment plants can and will play in solving the problem for good.

  • The App For Treatment Data And Reporting
    The App For Treatment Data And Reporting

    With water treatment plant operators around the country relying on paper and pen to record critical quality data, there is an opportunity to make life easier online.

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT VIDEOS

  • Wastewater Network Modeling and Analysis
    Wastewater Network Modeling and Analysis

    Bentley’s Wastewater Network Modeling and Analysis solution provides decision support capabilities to optimize network capacity and improve operations.  Hydraulic analysis allows you to evaluate capacity, identify bottlenecks in your existing or proposed piping and pumping networks, and design improvements needed to accommodate the growing demand for service and emergency response.

  • Stormwater Modeling and Analysis
    Stormwater Modeling and Analysis

    Bentley’s Stormwater Modeling and Analysis solution enables designers to analyze and explore innovative stormwater design options and efficiently manage project deliverables.  Using hydrologic and hydraulic calculations helps you understand how rainfall translates into stormwater runoff and interacts with streets, channels, pipes, ponds and related stormwater infrastructure.

  • Prolagos – Innovative Use Of WaterGEMS
    Prolagos – Innovative Use Of WaterGEMS

    Prolagos, a subsidiary of Aegea, provides water and sewerage services to five municipalities in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The 2041 Master Plan project aims to expand the water supply system for Região dos Lagos (Region of the Lakes) over short-, medium-, and long-term horizons. In the short term, Prolagos built 4 large pumping stations, 30 requlation tanks, and a new trunk main spanning 300 km that will increase the transport capacity by 30%, reduce energy consumption by 55% and deal with seasonal population fluctuations.

  • CivilStorm - All-In-One Stormwater Management
    CivilStorm - All-In-One Stormwater Management

    CivilStorm can accurately model a wide range of stormwater infrastructure configurations and hydraulic elements arrangements, from closed conduits and channels, to ponds and outlets, and low impact development controls.

  • StormCAD Product Overview – Straight-Forward Storm Sewer Design
    StormCAD Product Overview – Straight-Forward Storm Sewer Design

    Stormwater drainage systems are complex networks of gutters, inlets, and pipes. Analyzing these elements together is impossible for using traditional hand or spreadsheet calculations, and designing storm sewer components iteratively is too cumbersome, even for most hydraulic software.  StormCAD helps you plan and design your entire drainage system cost effectively and efficiently.

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