Tag: SCADA system

SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) is a system that operates with coded signals over communication channels so as to provide control of remote equipment (using typically one communication channel per remote station). The control system may be combined with a data acquisition system by adding the use of coded signals over communication channels to acquire information about the status of the remote equipment for display or for recording functions. It is a type of industrial control system (ICS). Industrial control systems are computer-based systems that monitor and control industrial processes that exist in the physical world.

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SOILMOISTURE
Chameleon is an accurate, affordable, and fully automated laboratory Darcy system for measuring soil-core saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ksat). Chameleon is capable of performing Ksat measurement according to Falling-Head Method and also Constant-Head Method procedures. Thanks to Monitor Precision Pressure Transducer, and Chameleon Software Application, both measurement methods are fully automated. Up

Guest Commentary: Level Control Valves

Guest Commentary: Level Control Valves

AS AUTOMATION AND COMPUTER CONTROL took a foothold in the operation and control of reservoirs and elevated water tanks, the industry moved the valve control from mechanical Automatic Control Valves (ACV) to Actuated Butterfly and Ball Valves. The primary reason being that actuators can be controlled by SCADA systems, which

Optimizing Operations

Optimizing Operations

Just about every water utility uses some type of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. SCADA control systems incorporate computers, networked data communication, and graphical user interfaces to manage systems and control industrial processes at remote locations.

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ANALYTICAL TECHNOLOGY INC.
Continuous water quality monitoring of ammonia is becoming increasingly important for plant operations and process control. Unfortunately, most online ammonia monitors are generally very expensive, complex, and maintenance-intensive instruments. ATl’s response to this issue was to develop a system that utilizes a completely new approach to online monitoring

Tracking Non-Revenue Water Loss with GIS

Tracking Non-Revenue Water Loss with GIS

The White House Utility District in Southern Tennessee embarked on a water loss reduction program in 2012 in collaboration with Esri, a geographic mapping and software development company. To date, the utility has saved roughly $500,000 through eliminating water loss and reducing manpower hours.

Seeq Expands Ignition Software Support with Integration Module

Seeq Expands Ignition Software Support with Integration Module

Inductive Automation customers can now easily access Seeq from
their Ignition Vision displays for faster insights on production data.

Seeq Corporation (www.seeq.com) announces the availability of a Seeq connection module for Inductive Automation’s Ignition SCADA system. The new Seeq integration module simplifies integration of Seeq Workbench into Ignition displays and

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IN-SITU
Designed for use in a variety of applications, the Aqua TROLL 600 Multiparameter Sonde provides accurate water quality data in natural water, surface water, groundwater, produced water, and aquaculture. Additionally, the Aqua TROLL 600 Ammonium, Chloride, and Nitrate Sensors are ideal for any application where real-time data for nutrient monitoring or early detection

Say “No” to Non-Revenue Water

Say “No” to Non-Revenue Water

If water utilities were charities, they would be expected to give their water away for free, and if water wasn’t so difficult and expensive to process in the first place to make sure it is safe for human consumption, then it wouldn’t matter if millions of gallons “disappeared” from the

Guest Commentary: The Benefits of Variable Frequency Drives

Guest Commentary: The Benefits of Variable Frequency Drives

With the cost of energy and water and wastewater services continuing to rise, operators are looking for ways to reduce the costsof these basic, yet crucial-to-life, utilities. Proposed energy efficiency standards from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and other federal measures could help.

Integrating AMI and MDM: A Worthwhile Venture?

Integrating AMI and MDM: A Worthwhile Venture?

As more and more water utilities migrate from automatic meter reading (AMR) technology to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technology—or go directly to AMI—the opportunity to also introduce a meter data management (MDM) system presents itself.

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