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

  • Township Water Authority Uses Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flow Meters To Avoid Surcharges For Exceeding Peak Limits
    Township Water Authority Uses Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flow Meters To Avoid Surcharges For Exceeding Peak Limits

    A suburban township in the upper Midwest U.S. buys their drinking water from a major municipal water district. The municipality has many customers and has implemented contracts with each of its wholesale customers that limit the peak flows and the time of day in which they may occur. If the wholesale customer exceeds the limit, they are assessed significant surcharges.

  • Maintaining Data Acquisition Capabilities Through Storms, Cyber Attacks
    Maintaining Data Acquisition Capabilities Through Storms, Cyber Attacks

    Not all technology holds up during a weather emergency. Electricity often fails, communication methods are compromised, and computer networks go offline.

  • Utility Improves Data Accuracy, Customer Service With Advanced Metering Analytics
    Utility Improves Data Accuracy, Customer Service With Advanced Metering Analytics

    Bethpage Water District’s (New York) outdated water metering system led to customer service concerns, such as a slow response time for detecting leaks and insufficient data for billing inquiries. By installing new meters and advanced metering analytics software, the district increased visibility into its operations, resulting in greater revenue and improved customer service.

  • 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

  • Assessing Pipe Bursts And Non-Revenue Water
    Assessing Pipe Bursts And Non-Revenue Water

    How much water will a pipe burst cost you? Here’s a method for determining losses.

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AMI, AMR, AND METERING PRODUCTS

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.

Mi.Node W Meter Interface Unit Mi.Node W Meter Interface Unit
The Mueller Systems Mi.Node W meter interface unit provides a direct connection to all Hersey water meters equipped with a Translator® encoder register.
STAR® Network Through-The-Lid Antenna STAR® Network Through-The-Lid Antenna

Aclara’s through-the-lid antenna lets you choose how to install communications modules in meter pits. You decide whether to reuse current metal lids or replace them with RF-permeable ones. Modules installed with the antenna provide equivalent communications performance to those mounted under RF-permeable lids.

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.

Recordall® 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.

3G Mobile™ AMR Solution 3G Mobile™ AMR Solution

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

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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.

  • Maintaining Data Acquisition Capabilities Through Storms, Cyber Attacks
    Maintaining Data Acquisition Capabilities Through Storms, Cyber Attacks

    Not all technology holds up during a weather emergency. Electricity often fails, communication methods are compromised, and computer networks go offline.

  • Sticking with Innovation That Works
    Sticking with Innovation That Works

    With a population of about 15,000, Steinbach is the third largest city in Manitoba and one of the fastest growing areas in Canada. The current system has been operating since 1993, an eternity in the world of technology. Because the wastewater department was already familiar with operating the existing Xylem/Flygt M&C SCADA system with Aquaview software and APP controllers, they decided to inquire what new technologies the company could offer. Read the full case study to learn more.

  • The Advantages Of Automating Wastewater Treatment
    The Advantages Of Automating Wastewater Treatment

    Wastewater treatment operations are beginning to embrace the power of automation. How can it help? And how is it implemented?

  • The Many Faces Of SCADA
    The Many Faces Of SCADA

    For over a decade, utilities have turned to supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems to monitor and control their remote infrastructure. By Christopher Little

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

VTScada Alarm and Event Management VTScada Alarm and Event Management

Standard Component - Every VTScada application includes an instantly intuitive Alarm management interface as well as pre-configured alarm and event databases. This integrated approach reduces configuration time and ensures that mission-critical alarm features remain tightly integrated over the life of your system no matter how many times you expand your application or update VTScada.

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.

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.

Traveling Bridge Clarifiers Traveling Bridge Clarifiers

Traveling bridge clarifiers perform the same functions as circular clarifiers. Both water and wastewater applications are served by this bridge system, including both primary and secondary clarification.

SCADA Systems SCADA Systems
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
VTScada SupportPlus Service VTScada SupportPlus Service

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

VTScada HMI / SCADA Software VTScada HMI / SCADA Software

Instantly Intuitive SCADA Software

Our instantly intuitive SCADA software removes frustration from every stage of the HMI / SCADA software lifecycle; from pricing and licensing, to development and support. VTScada is perfect for plant, telemetry, or hosted systems of any size. Its unique architecture integrates all core SCADA components into one easy-to-use package. Intuitive tools and training options combined with the most reliable support in the industry allow you to confidently start creating fully-featured applications immediately. Over 30 years of dedication, one outstanding product.

VTScadaLIGHT Software For Monitoring And Control VTScadaLIGHT Software For Monitoring And Control

VTScadaLIGHT brings superior monitoring and control capabilities to a vast array of automation projects. Perfect for small industrial and personal applications up to 50 I/O.

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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • PFC Contamination: Issues And Answers
    PFC Contamination: Issues And Answers

    PFCs are turning up in source waters and news cycles, drawing both public and regulatory concern. How pervasive is this group of emerging contaminants — namely PFOS and PFOA — and how might the saga unfold for utilities?

  • Case Studies From The World Of Improved Stormwater Management
    Case Studies From The World Of Improved Stormwater Management

    The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has compiled a report on the world’s leading stormwater management solutions and challenges. Reviewing its contents can be an opportunity for communities to build stormwater strength together.

  • Calling Out The EPA On Water Issues
    Calling Out The EPA On Water Issues

    Everyone must answer to someone — even the rule-makers themselves. While it may seem to water and wastewater utilities that the U.S. EPA is the end of the line, there is yet another government agency that holds the EPA's feet to the fire.

  • Everything You Need To Know About Harmful Algal Bloom Management
    Everything You Need To Know About Harmful Algal Bloom Management

    The U.S. EPA has compiled a suite of online resources meant to help water systems manage the threat of toxic algae in source water, from beginning to end.

  • What Do Changes To WOTUS Mean For Drinking Water?
    What Do Changes To WOTUS Mean For Drinking Water?

    Since its introduction in 2015, the Clean Water Rule and its Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) clarification have simultaneously drawn condemnation and praise. As Trump’s administration is now poised to replace it, it’s important for treatment operations to consider where they stand.

  • Tackling Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) In New York
    Tackling Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) In New York

    New York City treats 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater a day across its 14 wastewater treatment plants. The city has seen a precipitous drop in fecal coliforms, with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reporting that fecal coliforms per 100 mL of water has fallen from 1,000 in 1972 when the Clean Water Act was passed to closer to 10 as of 2009.

  • Is Your Water System Ready For Population Growth?
    Is Your Water System Ready For Population Growth?

    Utilities are faced with myriad threats looming in the future, but chief among them is increased stress from population growth. In Denver, comprehensive planning for that future is underway.

  • It’s Time For Industrial Treatment To Find A Phosphorus Alternative
    It’s Time For Industrial Treatment To Find A Phosphorus Alternative

    Amid growing concerns around algal bloom, industrial operations are under pressure to stop using phosphorus-based water treatment technology. But transition to an alternative can be daunting.

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT VIDEOS

  • Aquavista
    Aquavista

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

  • Clearly Intelligent Software To Manage Operations
    Clearly Intelligent Software To Manage Operations

    Robert Olofsson, Business Unit Manager of Software for Hach, provides an overview — and brief demo — of the new Claros software platform, billed as "The Water Intelligence System". Olofsson describes how instrument management and data management integrate with process management to optimize operator control and plant performance. Though it works with drinking water, wastewater, or industrial water operations, this discussion from WEFTEC spotlights wastewater capabilities.

  • Water Hammer: Identifying The Causes Of Transient Events
    Water Hammer: Identifying The Causes Of Transient Events

    A video from Trimble Water highlighting their comprehensive, cost effective solution for proactively monitoring pressure transients and water hammers. This solution provides utilities with the data needed to reduce future transient events that contribute to pipe failures and non-revenue water loss.

  • Aquis Incident Management
    Aquis Incident Management

    With Aquis the network is divided into several manageable control zones. This enables operators to react intelligently and responsibly. Contaminated areas can be shut down and adjacent areas isolated from the contaminated area so that the supply maybe maintained normally. Contingency plans can be quickly implemented.

  • Aquis Energy Optimization
    Aquis Energy Optimization

    With the Aquis pressure optimization module the network can be operated within tight parameters ensuring adequate pressure all the time without wasted energy and unnecessary leakages. The module reduces the supply pressure, the leakages, the pumping costs and the CO2 emission. The operator has complete overview of pressure and flow in the network.

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