SCADA & AUTOMATION CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS

Securing Industrial Systems In A Digital World
Securing Industrial Systems In A Digital World

The development of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) over the past two decades has changed the face of many industries. Operation Technology (OT) — largely industrial equipment — has become increasingly connected, and the integration of Information Technology (IT) components allows such devices to leverage software that drives data collection and analysis, resulting in enhanced performance and ultimately "smarter" machines.

  • The Data Influx: Transforming Data Overload Into Business Insights
    The Data Influx: Transforming Data Overload Into Business Insights

    “We have too much data” is the refrain we continually hear from water utilities. It’s no surprise that managing data from multiple sources and turning it into business insights presents a daunting challenge; however, data influx does not have to be a burden. When managed well, there’s no such thing as too much data, especially if your business is implementing a big data strategy — a topic that has implications and reach beyond the scope of this paper.

  • TasWater: Saving Oysters With Data
    TasWater: Saving Oysters With Data

    At 10am on August 24, 2017, a customer in Midway Point, a small suburb outside of Hobart, Tasmania, reported a sewage spill on his property. Midway Point stands adjacent to Pitt Water Nature Reserve, home to rare birds, butterflies, and the largest oyster lease in Tasmania, covering some 14 hectacres. In late August, Pitt Water oysters, prized for their briny flavor and consistency, were just coming into peak condition.

  • Smart Water: Saving Millions And Cutting Energy By Combining IT And OT With The PI System
    Smart Water: Saving Millions And Cutting Energy By Combining IT And OT With The PI System

    The OSIsoft PI System is at the center of Thames Water’s “intelligence Hub” (iHub), which merges disparate data sources to drive operational performance. Thames Water can now garner critical insights from its network of water delivery and sewage waste removal systems that span the greater London area.

  • Predicting Leakage Issues Using the PI System
    Predicting Leakage Issues Using the PI System

    Yorkshire Water produces 1.3 billion liters of clean water and treats one billion liters of water in its waste water networks every single day. The company has 686 treatment facilities spread across northern England and 83,000 kilometers of water pipelines, which is enough to circle the earth twice.

  • Unlocking The True Value Of Smart Sensing Devices Through Digitalization
    Unlocking The True Value Of Smart Sensing Devices Through Digitalization

    By 2020, the number of connected things will triple from 6 billion to 20 billion. Digitalization is creating new business opportunities and alternative business models.

  • Keeping The Operator In Focus: The Four Pillars Of Operator Effectiveness
    Keeping The Operator In Focus: The Four Pillars Of Operator Effectiveness

    This paper shows how the four pillars of operator effectiveness lead operators to greater awareness, faster response and better decisions.

  • Wastewater Plant Streamlines Process Monitoring
    Wastewater Plant Streamlines Process Monitoring

    In its quest to gain greater remote accessibility and increase ease of use, a progressive sewerage authority elects to think outside the traditional SCADA box.

  • The Smarter Water Manager
    The Smarter Water Manager

    Communities around the world are facing a growing storm. Complex challenges including water scarcity, changing demographics, extreme weather patterns, and aging or overly stressed infrastructure are colliding to threaten critical water, energy, transport, enterprise and health networks. The water industry is in the eye of the storm.

  • Hidroing d.o.o. Reduces Water Loss For Croatian Water Supply Network
    Hidroing d.o.o. Reduces Water Loss For Croatian Water Supply Network

    Varkom D.D. (Varkom) brings water and wastewater utility services to 175,000 people across seven townships and 20 municipalities in Varaždin County, Croatia. The organization wanted a feasibility study completed to help better manage its assets spanning the 1,650-kilometer supply network, which included 23 water tanks and 36 pressure stations.

  • WaterCAD’s Modeling Capabilities Produce Accurate Hydraulic Model In 70 Percent Less Time
    WaterCAD’s Modeling Capabilities Produce Accurate Hydraulic Model In 70 Percent Less Time

    Varkom D.D. (Varkom) brings water and wastewater utility services to 175,000 people across seven townships and 20 municipalities in Croatia. The organization wanted a feasibility study completed to help better manage its assets. Read the full case study to learn how the team estimated that 70 percent of time was saved directly in model preparation and an additional 70 percent of time was saved in model management and preliminary design.

  • Emergencies: Preventing, Preparing, And Responding
    Emergencies: Preventing, Preparing, And Responding

    Population health is a primary concern of water utilities, whether water demands are typical (daily demands) or an out-of-the ordinary event occurs and threatens the continuous, safe supply of potable water. Water utilities must be prepared to respond to emergencies before they occur, and this is where hydraulic modeling can be particularly useful.

  • Digital Engineering Models Enable Comprehensive Lifecycle Information Management For Water And Wastewater Treatment Plants
    Digital Engineering Models Enable Comprehensive Lifecycle Information Management For Water And Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Water and wastewater treatment plant design is a large scale, complex engineering effort that requires a multi-discipline design team, often spread across many offices, and involving collaboration among different consulting firms, contractors, and owners.

Revolutionizing Asset Management In The Water/Wastewater Industry
Revolutionizing Asset Management In The Water/Wastewater Industry

The industrial world is awash with data and new information from sensors, applications, equipment, and people.

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SCADA & AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

accuSTREAM™ Water Meter accuSTREAM™ Water Meter

Positive displacement water meter with Sensus® Electronic Register+™.

Sensus accuSTREAM meters consist of three basic components: maincase, measuring chamber and sealed register. Maincases (including the bottom plate) are made of composite material with externally-threaded spuds. Registers are housed in a bonnet of synthetic polymer. Measuring chambers are of Rocksyn®, a corrosion-resistant, tailored thermoplastic material formulated for long-term performance and especially suitable for aggressive water conditions. The accuSTREAM can be installed horizontally.

<B>XPSTORM</b>, Dynamic Storm Water Model XPSTORM, Dynamic Storm Water Model

XPSTORM is a versatile software package for dynamic modeling of urban stormwater systems, river systems and floodplains including ponds, rivers, lakes, floodplains and interaction with groundwater. This combined 1-dimensional (for upstream to downstream flow) and 2-dimensional (for flow over land) software is widely used by private consultants and public agencies responsible for stormwater and flooding regulation, XPSTORM is one of the most stable and well-accepted modeling and design packages in the world, and has been tested and approved for use by the United States FEMA and UK Environment Agency.

 

VTScada Historical Data Management VTScada Historical Data Management

Standard Component - VTScada is built around a world-class historian with intuitive tools allowing operators to create custom trends and export historical data.

Remote Pressure Monitoring System Remote Pressure Monitoring System

Several years ago, Mueller began a journey to develop a user friendly and cost-effective technology to continuously and remotely monitor pressure at any point within a potable water distribution system. The technology involves threading a sensor onto a corporation valve to transmit pressure readings. The pressure sensor, typically installed two (2) per District Metering Area (DMA), reports at user-defined intervals via cellular service and a Mueller-hosted secure web server. Beginning with pressure monitoring, Mueller has created a communications backbone that utilities can integrate into its monitoring systems or use as a stand-alone monitoring platform. This technology is currently available in North America.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION VIDEOS AND PODCASTS

White House Utility District Uses ArcGIS With The PI System For Leak Detection And Remediation White House Utility District Uses ArcGIS With The PI System For Leak Detection And Remediation

Carl Alexander, the GIS Director for White House Utility District describes how the utility integrated and used data from the PI System and ArcGIS to recover $900,000 in water being lost through leaks and reduced data prep time from 6 hours to ten minutes.

Thames Water: Using IT/OT Data To Change Behaviors To Hit KPIs Thames Water: Using IT/OT Data To Change Behaviors To Hit KPIs

Thames Water focuses on extracting value from specific combinations of structured and unstructured business data together with real-time operational data provided by Thames' PI System from across more than 3000 plant and 140,000 km of water and sewerage networks.

Metro Vancouver, Canada: How Executives Across Lines Of Business And IT Use PI Metro Vancouver, Canada: How Executives Across Lines Of Business And IT Use PI

Metro Vancouver integrates their Microsoft suite with the PI System to empower people to achieve their environmental sustainability goals.

Las Vegas Valley Water District My PI Story Las Vegas Valley Water District My PI Story

Matthew Au of Las Vegas Valley Water District describes using AF Transformer to speed up AF structure creation to build a better database.

Maynilad Water: Breaking Data Silos — Right Data To The Right People At The Right Time Maynilad Water: Breaking Data Silos — Right Data To The Right People At The Right Time

Dr. Francisco Castillo speaks on their FIELD MOUS system (Field MOnitoring User System), where a PI System acts as a repository of technical data into which different departments plug their data, and other departments access it to fit their particular needs.

How To Turn Data Into A Difference-Maker How To Turn Data Into A Difference-Maker

With the proliferation of sensors, data collection, and cloud storage, there is the potential for operational insight heretofore never available, and the opportunity will only expand as the technology evolves and the Internet of Things becomes, well, more of a thing. But data is only truly useful if it informs decision-making that results in positive impact — for an organization's bottom line, its personnel, its customers, or even the world at large (i.e., the environment).

Colorado Springs: From Data To True Business Impacts Colorado Springs: From Data To True Business Impacts

Colorado Springs Utilities internal customers can see lab results more quickly and as a result are reducing costs by optimizing their facilities by 30%.

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