About the Author

Lyn Corum

Lyn Corum is a technical writer specializing in water and energy topics.

Articles by Lyn Corum

How to Evaluate and Manage Pipeline Infrastructure

Water

How to Evaluate and Manage Pipeline Infrastructure

Asset management has emerged as a methodology that water agencies have adopted to evaluate and manage their pipeline infrastructure. The profiles of public works and water utility departments discussed in this article reflect how, over the course of 25 years, water agencies have transitioned from replacing a pipe simply because

Pipeline Assessment

Water

Pipeline Assessment

Asset management has emerged as a methodology that water agencies have adopted to evaluate and manage their pipeline infrastructure. The profiles of public works and water utility departments discussed in this article reflect how, over the course of 25 years, water agencies have transitioned from replacing a pipe simply because

Identifying Metering  Tools to Prevent Energy Loss

Energy

Identifying Metering Tools to Prevent Energy Loss

Researchers at Washington State University had discovered occupants in high-efficiency buildings were so frustrated with unresponsive motion sensors and temperature controls, they had found unconventional solutions to thwart the energy efficiency tools, Smithsonian Magazine reported in late November 2017.

Metering Enhances Efficiency

Energy

Metering Enhances Efficiency

Researchers at Washington State University had discovered occupants in high-efficiency buildings were so frustrated with unresponsive motion sensors and temperature controls, they had found unconventional solutions to thwart the energy efficiency tools, Smithsonian Magazine reported in late November 2017.

Energy Efficiency for Wastewater Treatment Plants

Water

Energy Efficiency for Wastewater Treatment Plants

Much has changed in recent years in the water and wastewater industries: evolving environmental regulations, increasing operĀ­ating costs, technology advancements, and improved opportunities for load management, according to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Biogas and Cogeneration

Energy

Biogas and Cogeneration

Biogas has been quietly serving as a fuel for combined heat and power (a.k.a. cogeneration) plants and as a revenue generator for waste treatment facilities, landfills, and dairies for some time, mainly in Europe. But it is becoming more popular here in the US as municipalities and utilities seek out

Biogas and Cogeneration

Energy

Biogas and Cogeneration

Biogas has been quietly serving as a fuel for combined heat and power (a.k.a. cogeneration) plants and as a revenue generator for waste treatment facilities, landfills, and dairies for some time, mainly in Europe. But it is becoming more popular here in the US as municipalities and utilities seek out

Updated Efficiency

Water

Updated Efficiency

The history of SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) begins with the widespread development of computers in the 1950s. Before manufacturing and remote sites started to grow, people managed the standard control and monitoring processes by hand. As mainframe computers grew in popularity, utilities and industries adopted the concept of

Innovations in Smart Window Coverings

Energy

Innovations in Smart Window Coverings

Prior to the fourth century A.D., windows were typically holes in walls, usually covered with animal hides, cloth, wood, or shutters. In some places, translucent animal horns, thin slices of marble, or even paper were set in frameworks of wood, iron, or lead.

Demand Management

Energy

Demand Management

Technology is creating a slow revolution in the utility industry. Demand management and demand response tools are at the forefront of these changes, allowing utility customers to take charge of their electricity usage. And data analytics is at the heart of these tools.