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

  • How AMR Data Helps Water Utilities Avoid Missed Opportunities
    How AMR Data Helps Water Utilities Avoid Missed Opportunities

    The lack of IT insight on data collected from a technology-driven advanced meter reading (AMR) system could forfeit the best uses of the data. Indeed, it has become increasingly apparent to water utilities that interdepartmental collaboration between IT and operations is an essential component of the solutions-spending decision-making process. In this case study, you’ll learn how and why the District of Columbia’s Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) involved its IT team to use every facet of its AMR systems’ functionality and the benefits reaped as a result. 

  • Recap: American Water Shares Expertise At NARUC Annual Meeting
    Recap: American Water Shares Expertise At NARUC Annual Meeting

    Earlier this month, American Water, the largest, most geographically diverse investor owned water and wastewater utility in the U.S., played an active role in the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) 127th Annual Meeting,* which was held in Austin, TX.

  • 4 Key Water Themes Predicted To Shape 2015
    4 Key Water Themes Predicted To Shape 2015

    When considering the current state of the water and wastewater industry, water metering is an important part of the conversation.

  • Feeling The Pressure To Reduce Leakage?
    Feeling The Pressure To Reduce Leakage?

    Water is a resource that is often taken for granted. As we see the effects of climate change and population growth, the challenges we will face regarding water supply and availability will only increase. Examples of this are beginning to surface extensively in many areas of the world. In Adelaide, Australia, the Murray River has long supplied Adelaide with its source of water however the Murray River has seen extensive overuse for potable, agricultural and industrial use and now combined with changing weather patterns, Adelaide is in trouble. By Brad Clarke, VP of Marketing & Sales, Singer Valve

  •  Innovative Leak Detection Robot Developed By MIT, Saudi Arabian University
    Innovative Leak Detection Robot Developed By MIT, Saudi Arabian University

    When you consider how much time, effort, and money goes toward creating clean, safe drinking water, every drop should make it to the consumer.

     

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AMI, AMR, AND METERING PRODUCTS

STAR® Network 3000 Series Gas MTU STAR® Network 3000 Series Gas MTU

At the heart of the STAR Network for gas utilities is the Series 3000 line of MTUs, which offer accurate and timely meter data to support a myriad of operational functions.

The Master Meter BLMJ — The Undisputed Leader in Multi-Jet Technology The Master Meter BLMJ — The Undisputed Leader in Multi-Jet Technology

Maximize your revenue stream across a wide range of small commercial applications with our Intermediate MS Multi-Jets and capture low flow readings where turbine meters fall short.

Hot Rod™ Radio Transmitter Unit Hot Rod™ Radio Transmitter Unit
Hot Rod™ is Mueller Systems' high performance mobile AMR system.
MasterLinx™ Enterprise Management Software MasterLinx™ Enterprise Management Software

Raw data from handheld field computers, drive-by AMR, fixed network, or 3G Cellular is easily made actionable under a single data management system.

Two-Way Communication MTU: Aclara STAR® Network AMI Solution Two-Way Communication MTU: Aclara STAR® Network AMI Solution

The Aclara STAR® Network 3300 water MTU delivers two-way communication and a time-synchronized network to provide a utility with a snapshot of system water consumption at a single point in time.

OMNI™ Turbo (T²) Water Meters OMNI™ Turbo (T²) Water Meters

Improve accuracy range and extend meter service life for schools, hospitals, retail centers and other general commercial applications with our OMNI™ Turbo (T²), one of the most technologically advanced water meters on the market today. And you don’t have be concerned about sustained flow rates because there are no restrictions, thanks to its continuous operating range. OMNI T² meters are made of epoxy-coated ductile iron and are available in 1.5″-10″ sizes.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

OpWorks OpWorks

OpWorks is a customizable, web-based solution for facility operators, superintendents, and managers. OpWorks lets you create a single user interface for data entry and reporting, and assists with making better facility management and operating decisions.

SmartProcess™ Plant Optimization Software SmartProcess™ Plant Optimization Software

Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions has a long and proud history of providing innovative solutions to help water and wastewater treatment facilities improve performance and decrease costs. With the release of two SmartProcess™ modules, the Economic Optimizer and the Global Performance Advisor, we continue that tradition

MasterLinx™ Enterprise Management Software MasterLinx™ Enterprise Management Software

Raw data from handheld field computers, drive-by AMR, fixed network, or 3G Cellular is easily made actionable under a single data management system.

Ovation™ Control System Ovation™ Control System

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.

Sanitaire Solids Inventory Management System (SIMS) by Xylem Sanitaire Solids Inventory Management System (SIMS) by Xylem

Controlling system biomass is a key component to meeting consistent, high quality effluent in the activated sludge process. Of the available strategies for activated sludge process control, maintaining a constant sludge age or solids retention time (SRT) is a very effective tool.

Wireless Hydrant Pressure Recording Wireless Hydrant Pressure Recording

Telog’s original line of hydrant pressure recorders was designed to replace costly, high maintenance chart recorders for monitoring water pressure in distribution systems. The HPR-32 series is Telog’s next generation of paperless, hydrant pressure recorders and incorporates wireless technology for hands-off data transfer straight to your desktop.

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.

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.

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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • My Most Personal Initiation To PFAS
    My Most Personal Initiation To PFAS

    When I attended the U.S. EPA-hosted PFAS Summit held at the Horsham, PA high school auditorium on July 25, 2018, the education I received from state and municipal leaders focusing on the local problem was more than just a professional briefing. It was ominously personal, due to the fact that the Water Online editorial office where I work and drink water every day is served by a utility sitting smack-dab in the middle of one of the most concentrated PFAS hotspots in the U.S.

  • Septic Systems: The Good, The Bad, And Hyperbole
    Septic Systems: The Good, The Bad, And Hyperbole

    Sorting through practical, legal, and environmental considerations related to Michigan House Bills 5752 and 5753 — proposed oversight for onsite wastewater treatment systems

  • From Australia To California, Log Reduction Credits For MBR Systems
    From Australia To California, Log Reduction Credits For MBR Systems

    Jon Loveland, Global Practice Leader - Alternative Water Supply at Black & Veatch, shares insight on a major development for membrane bioreactor (MBR) systems and potable reuse.

  • The U.S. Government Is Finally Starting To Pay Attention To PFAS — It’s About Time
    The U.S. Government Is Finally Starting To Pay Attention To PFAS — It’s About Time

    The Environment Working Group (EWG) recently released a report that claims up to 110 million Americans could have drinking water contaminated by PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) — much higher than the previous estimate of 16 million affected Americans.

  • Turbidity 101: What It Is, And Why It Is So Important
    Turbidity 101: What It Is, And Why It Is So Important

    Turbidity, a measure of the cloudiness or haziness of a fluid, was originally intended as a qualitative measure of the aesthetics of drinking water. It is not a measure of actual particles in the water; it measures how much those particles affect light being transmitted through the water, or how that light reflects off particles in the water. Today’s turbidity designs and methods have been regimented in an attempt to bring quantitative consistency to the measurement for both aesthetic and pathogenic qualities of drinking water.

  • Turbidity’s Role In EPA Compliance
    Turbidity’s Role In EPA Compliance

    Turbidity measurement is both a nebulous, oft-misunderstood concept and the master link in a chain of events affecting U.S. EPA drinking water compliance. It can influence, or be influenced by, almost every other link in a water treatment process. Here is a quick overview of turbidity’s relationship to drinking water compliance standards and some tips for keeping a water treatment process in balance.

  • California Legislature Moves Toward More Efficient Water Use
    California Legislature Moves Toward More Efficient Water Use

    California is one step closer to a more resilient and secure water future for our communities, environment, and economy thanks to the passage of two bills in Sacramento this week.  

  • Science Experts Tell EPA To Regulate Toxic Perchlorate
    Science Experts Tell EPA To Regulate Toxic Perchlorate

    One of the many travesties in the failure to properly protect drinking water in the United States is EPA’s decades-long inability to set an enforceable drinking standard for perchlorate, a chemical that harms the thyroid — critical for normal growth and development — and that contaminates drinking water systems serving over 17 million people in the U.S. 

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT VIDEOS

  • Video: Understanding VTScada Architecture
    Video: Understanding VTScada Architecture

    Designing SCADA systems can be a challenge. When developing or updating a SCADA system, it is important to consider which devices it will need to communicate with, how and where the application HMI is required, as well as the disruptiveness of component downtime or missing historical data. With these items, one can start the process of planning their application architecture. Of course, it is good to consider that the architecture should be flexible enough to support the progressive updating.

  • ABB Ability Collaborative Operations For Power Generation And Water Video
    ABB Ability Collaborative Operations For Power Generation And Water Video

    In this new era of digitalization, close collaboration between partners is vital to reap the full benefits that big data and analytics offer. The approach that enables digital collaboration is ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operations - a remote operations and maintenance model that helps power generation companies harness the potential of digitalization.

  • GIS Solution Chosen To Streamline Utility In Huntsville, AL
    GIS Solution Chosen To Streamline Utility In Huntsville, AL

    Huntsville Utilities is a multi-utility that had three different engineering departments using three sets of software for their designs and instruction drawings. Watch the video to learn how the utility chose Bentley Systems’ GIS Solution as a design and management tool to streamline design and speed up the design process.

  • 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.

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