UTILITY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

  • No matter if you are a utility, manufacturer, manufacturers rep, or contractor, finding and keeping good employees is one of our most critical future challenges. It has always been an issue, but it has become even more serious as all of us in the water industry age. According to a U.S. EPA Water Workforce Report, as well as other industrywide surveys, our industry faces significant challenges in recruiting, training, and retaining employees.

  • When I pitched my idea of a water podcast to Adam Tank — marketer, storyteller, and millennial — he was skeptical because there were so many other water podcasts out there. I believed the world needed a podcast about telling the story of water, so I tackled the challenge just like I would take on any professional opportunity. I surveyed the landscape and created a mind map to get a sense of who else was in the space, and made it my business to learn from the best.

  • Bristol Water has provided clean, fresh drinking water to its customers since 1846. For almost 200 years, the health and environment of their communities has remained at the forefront of their values. Today, Bristol Water supplies over 1 million people within Bristol, England, across an area of almost 2,400 square kilometers. Bristol Water’s operations include the abstraction, storage, treatment, and distribution of water to homes, businesses, and other premises. They focus exclusively on water, not wastewater.  

  • Two wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) in Texas needed to ensure their facilities could maintain water flows running at their current capacity and determine whether or not improvements were required. In order to do this the plant managers needed to find a solution that would provide accurate and informative results, hydraulic modelling assessments.

  • Recently, Innovyze held a virtual event with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to discuss the barriers faced by water utilities in achieving digital transformation. The event also featured the launch of Info360, the latest Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that supports real-world lifecycle management using the power of the cloud. As Water Online noted, this was one of the largest attended webinars they had seen in years.

  • Everyone I know in the water industry understands, we are here to serve the public. We talk a lot about how technology is transforming the way we plan and operate smart water, wastewater and stormwater networks. But we should go beyond and consider the ways in which the public could benefit from the use of dynamic digital twins. After all, they are paying for the flood-protection, sewage, and water network the water industry services. They should expect benefits from the innovation they fund – it shouldn’t just be “business as usual.”

  • It appears to me Asset Management and Stormwater are two topics that rarely come together and yet seems like they would be such a natural fit. The ISO 55000 Asset Management Standard applies to both intangible and tangible assets, so why not natural and built? Can we apply Asset Management principles to Mother Nature? Yes, we can. Through Green Infrastructure.

  • Water Affordability and Equity issues have been around for many years, if not decades. Lead service lines were state-of-the-art water engineering in the 1920’s, yet 95 years later the relationship of public health and public infrastructure catapulted to the top with the Flint, MI crisis in disadvantaged communities.

  • For over 30 years, Innovyze has helped water-distribution, stormwater and wastewater professionals achieve success with hydraulic modeling projects. In that time, we have seen the same mistakes made over and over. We have designed and built the InfoWorks ICM and WSPro Workgroup architecture so that you don’t have to make those same mistakes, again.

  • Water and Wastewater service providers across the US identify that their number one resilience issue is coping with their aging and decaying water and wastewater infrastructure. Within the backdrop of a growing investment gap, greater demand for their services and increasing regulatory compliance, a main concern is how to extend the lifetime of assets through risk-based prioritized operational and capital investment planning.

UTILITY MANAGEMENT RESOURCES

  • EcoStruxure™ Secure Connect Advisor

    Save time and travel costs with EcoStruxure Secure Connect Advisor which utilizes Schneider Electric software (Vijeo Designer, Unity, SoMachine) via the HMI, PLC, or Drive, giving you a cybersecure programming tool to diagnose and troubleshoot equipment as if you are on site.

  • EcoStruxure™ Augmented Operator Advisor

    EcoStruxure Augmented Operator Advisor puts real-time information at your fingertips, whenever and wherever it is needed. The custom application improves operational efficiency with augmented reality — enabling operators to superimpose the current data and virtual objects onto a cabinet, machine, or plant.

  • Altivar Process 930 Variable Frequency Drives VFD

    Altivar Process is a Services Oriented Drive designed to reduce OPEX in Process & Utilities installations, thanks to embedded digital services. ATV900 is a range of ready-to-order drives and custom engineered drives focused on maximum productivity, with exceptional motor control and connectivity capabilities.

  • Altivar Process 630 Variable Frequency Drives VFD

    ATV630 drives for process applications for 1HP to 500HP. These are Advanced drives for fluid and gas handling applications with embedded energy monitoring, information management and process optimization.

  • Modicon M580 PAC Controller

    The new high-end Modicon M580 Ethernet Programmable Automation Controller (ePAC) features Redundant Processors, native Ethernet, and cyber-security embedded in its core. It brings native ethernet capabilities, high performance and high availability for processors and networks, enhanced cyber-security, more flexibility in design and greater agility for your operations, and smooth modernization solutions.

UTILITY MANAGEMENT VIDEOS

Inside the Blueprint takes the viewer behind the scenes into the world of water management and how Master Meter is driving new technology, working closely with utilities to manage and preserve this vital resource, and help them prepare for the future.