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

  • The Science Of Public Outreach — And Successful AMI Deployment
    The Science Of Public Outreach — And Successful AMI Deployment

    As consumer buy-in is critical to the success of advanced metering infrastructure, so is behavioral science in guiding utilities’ engagement efforts around the technology.

  • Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power Uses GIS To Improve  Water Incident Management
    Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power Uses GIS To Improve Water Incident Management

    While utilities use sophisticated systems to supply clean water as well as collect and treat wastewater, the effort to manage incidents and outages leaves room for improvement. Water utilities often rely on manual processes to handle customer reports of leaks, loss-of-service or quality issues.

  • 4 Trends For Water Infrastructure Longevity And Conservation In 2016
    4 Trends For Water Infrastructure Longevity And Conservation In 2016

    Looking back on 2015, severe droughts, flat budgets, and insights on decreased reading system life have affected the way utility managers make decisions about water metering systems. As utilities plan for 2016, managers should consider four key water metering technology trends predicted to help utilities meet their water management initiatives in 2016 and beyond

  • 8 Questions For Every Water Utility After The UCLA Water Main Break
    8 Questions For Every Water Utility After The UCLA Water Main Break

    The water and mud from the big water main break that flooded the UCLA campus in Los Angeles in late July left behind several questions that could be asked of every water supplier in the country.  Find out for yourself how vulnerable your home town’s water supply is to leaks and breaks with these eight questions. By Ed Osann, NRDC senior water policy analyst

  • A Smart Meter For An Industry In Flux
    A Smart Meter For An Industry In Flux

    Like most digital technology, the move from traditional to smart water meters seems like an inevitable step in the march towards progress. However, due to cost and regulatory concerns, many utilities have yet to make the transition.

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AMI, AMR, AND METERING PRODUCTS

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.

BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Consumer Engagement - EyeOnWater® BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Consumer Engagement - EyeOnWater®

EyeOnWater® is a consumer engagement application that goes beyond traditional monthly statements to connect utilities and their customers like never before. Available exclusively through BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) software suite, EyeOnWater enables utility customers to view and understand their usage profile through easy-to-understand consumption graphs and provides a simple method to establish alerts to better manage their water use.

R450<sup>™</sup> System Makes Utility Operations Visual R450 System Makes Utility Operations Visual

Problems with Non-Revenue Water? Wasting time and money on truck rolls for off-cycle meter readings? Dealing with customer complaints over high water bills? Get a fix on the solution with Neptune’s R450™ System and get it all fixed from the start.

Recordall&reg; Fire Series Meters And Assembly Solutions Recordall® Fire Series Meters And Assembly Solutions

As the sentinels of your vital fire protection systems, Recordall Fire Series Meters (FSMA) and Assemblies (FSAA) from Badger Meter are ideal for dedicated and multi-use fire service applications.

Encoders Encoders

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.

FieldLogic&trade; Hand-held Device (HHD) FieldLogic™ Hand-held Device (HHD)

The FieldLogic™ Hand-held Device (HHD) is a reliable, flexible electronic device used to collect and store meter readings and program SmartPoint® modules. You can upload pre-programmed route information from our PC-based FieldLogic software using Wi-Fi or the device’s Ethernet-enabled communications/charging stand as an interface. The unit comes with built-in capacity for expanded uses.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Dollars And Sense: The Financial Case For Automation
    Dollars And Sense: The Financial Case For Automation

    Whether it is dining out less often or putting off that new car purchase just a bit longer, it seems that doing more with less is something many of us have become accustomed to over the last few years. Consumers are not the only ones feeling the pinch. By Doug Johnson, Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions

  • Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power Uses GIS To Improve  Water Incident Management
    Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power Uses GIS To Improve Water Incident Management

    While utilities use sophisticated systems to supply clean water as well as collect and treat wastewater, the effort to manage incidents and outages leaves room for improvement. Water utilities often rely on manual processes to handle customer reports of leaks, loss-of-service or quality issues.

  • 4 Trends For Water Infrastructure Longevity And Conservation In 2016
    4 Trends For Water Infrastructure Longevity And Conservation In 2016

    Looking back on 2015, severe droughts, flat budgets, and insights on decreased reading system life have affected the way utility managers make decisions about water metering systems. As utilities plan for 2016, managers should consider four key water metering technology trends predicted to help utilities meet their water management initiatives in 2016 and beyond

  • A Flight Simulator For Treatment Facilities: The New Frontier For Modeling Complete Treatment Plant Operations
    A Flight Simulator For Treatment Facilities: The New Frontier For Modeling Complete Treatment Plant Operations

    Inconsistent water availability, reduced capital and operational budgets and tightening regulations are posing real challenges for our water conveyance and treatment infrastructure today.

  • Crystal Clear Water Supply Corporation
    Crystal Clear Water Supply Corporation

    Serving an area from eastern San Marcos to northwest Seguin, Crystal Clear Water Supply Corporation (CCWSC) recently commissioned their integrator, Central Texas Water Maintenance (CTWM) to replace their Wonderware and WIN-911 systems with VTScada software from Trihedral.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

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.

R450<sup>™</sup> System Makes Utility Operations Visual R450 System Makes Utility Operations Visual

Problems with Non-Revenue Water? Wasting time and money on truck rolls for off-cycle meter readings? Dealing with customer complaints over high water bills? Get a fix on the solution with Neptune’s R450™ System and get it all fixed from the start.

VTScada Thin Clients VTScada Thin Clients

Optional Component – Fully featured mobile access that you can configure in seconds with display options that suit any screen size and data plan. VTScada has always been a leader in remote connectivity. VTScada Thin Clients allow authorized users to safely monitor and control their process from anywhere.

Water Distribution System Wireless Monitoring Water Distribution System Wireless Monitoring

Telog offers the industry’s leading remote data acquisition system including the most comprehensive family of battery powered, environmentally rugged wireless monitors available from any single supplier.

Wireless Current Loop Recorder Wireless Current Loop Recorder

The iLR-32 wireless current loop recorder is part of Telog's suite of wireless monitoring products. When you combine Teloger's Enterprise software with our wireless monitoring products you have a powerful system of wireless water infrastructure monitoring that is consistently delivering real-time data from the field straight to your desktop....imagine...your data on one platform straight to your computer screen....it IS possible and it's happening now with Telogers Enterprise.

SmartProcess&trade; 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

Aquis Water Network Management Aquis Water Network Management

80% of your capital is invested in the distribution network. Aquis puts you in control.

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.

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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • 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.

  • Overcoming The Barriers To On-Site Treatment And Reuse
    Overcoming The Barriers To On-Site Treatment And Reuse

    The path to on-site non-potable water reuse has been beset by roadblocks, but a new initiative is removing them to clear the way for more efficient water management.

  • A Bill Of Relief For Small Wastewater Treatment Plants
    A Bill Of Relief For Small Wastewater Treatment Plants

    If passed, a new piece of bipartisan legislation would provide technical assistance to rural wastewater treatment systems that need help in complying with federal regulations.

  • Fixing The EPA's Clean Water Problem
    Fixing The EPA's Clean Water Problem

    A chasm in the Clean Water Act, coupled with EPA’s misguided direction, create an environmental suing spree that threatens to cost everyone that pays a sewer bill $100 billion and more — for pollution you didn’t cause, using remedies that don’t work. There’s a way to turn this around and help the taxpayer and the environment, based on lessons learned in Iowa and Idaho.

  • What Now? EPA Priorities In The Trump Era
    What Now? EPA Priorities In The Trump Era

    The U.S. EPA has a job to do despite having its financial and human resources trimmed by the new presidential administration. Three U.S. EPA Office of Water directors, presenting at the 2017 Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) Washington Forum, laid out action plans for addressing the nation's most pressing water-quality threats in a manner that can (or must) achieve results efficiently.

  • Are Micropollutants A Threat To Biosolids?
    Are Micropollutants A Threat To Biosolids?

    Micropollutants like PPCPs are known to pass through waterways and contaminate the environment. Some wonder what threat they pose as they find their way into biosolids and, eventually, into our soil.

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT VIDEOS

  • 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.

  • Aquis Engineering
    Aquis Engineering

    This video explains how engineers and operators by using Aquis can make intelligent decisions based on known network performance from historical data. Modeling scenarios draw on the digital mapping data for the existing network and the real time data from the SCADA system.

  • Aquis Day To Day Operation
    Aquis Day To Day Operation

    Operating staff can benefit from using Aquis in their daily work. The operator gets a complete overview of pressure and flow parameters of the entire network. The user interface is intuitive and requires no previous knowledge of Aquis. The interface can be configured to suit the operator's specific needs and requirements.

  • The Aquis Concept
    The Aquis Concept

    This video explains the concept of Aquis and how water utilities can benefit from implementing Aquis in terms of providing complete overview of the network as well as being a valuable optimization tool.

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