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

  • Flow Meter Advisory: Follow The Money

    While the majority of household consumers believe that they deserve the full attention of a water system, from a revenue perspective this does not bear out. Though the average home faucet is undoubtedly valued by its drinking water provider, the reality is that the vast majority of drinking water revenue comes from heavy-use commercial and industrial operations.

  • Smart Networks Smoothing Supply Of Water

    With increasing and urbanizing population, extreme weather events happening with greater frequency, aging infrastructure and work forces, more demanding customers, and significant revenue constraints, it is becoming increasingly difficult for water utilities to ensure that supply consistently meets demand.

  • Early Leak Detection Efforts Already Yield Significant Savings
    Early Leak Detection Efforts Already Yield Significant Savings

    A large municipal water utility in the southwest operates multiple facilities that provide more than 170 MGD of drinking water to residents and businesses. The utility, which spans 100 square miles, is prone to leaky pipes because parts of its distribution system have been in place for nearly a century. Also known as non-revenue water, or NRW, these leaks significantly drive up the cost of production.

  • What's So 'Smart' About AMI Investment?
    What's So 'Smart' About AMI Investment?

    According to the EPA, the volume of treated water lost annually through distribution systems is 1.7 trillion gallons at a national cost of $2.6 billion. Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is one way to uncover the “hidden” details behind that assault on water distribution efficiency. In addition, innovative use of AMI smart water solutions also creates cost-efficient ways to optimize performance beyond recouping losses due to leaks, theft, or incomplete billing.

  • Composing A Sonata For The Smart Water Network
    Composing A Sonata For The Smart Water Network

    Whether we like it or not, everything around us is getting smarter. And perhaps the closest water industry analogy to what’s taking place with our personal phones, cameras, and other “smart” gadgets lies in the metering sector.

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AMI, AMR, AND METERING PRODUCTS

Measuring With The Sound Of Science™ Measuring With The Sound Of Science™

Now available in sizes 2" - 8", the Octave® Ultrasonic Meter represents a new approach to comprehensive flow management and accountability based on a greatly improved version of the AWWA C750 standard.

3G Mobile™ AMR Solution 3G Mobile™ AMR Solution

The 3G Mobile AMR solution provides most every benefit associated with fixed network — without the infrastructure — in a convenient cost-effective package.

OCTAVE® Ultrasonic Water Measurement System OCTAVE® Ultrasonic Water Measurement System

Now available in sizes 2" to 12", the Octave Ultrasonic Meter offers highly advanced, all-digital technology and achieves precise measurement without any moving parts to ensure optimum revenue.

iPERL® (North America) Residential Water Meters iPERL® (North America) Residential Water Meters

iPERL® (North America) smart water meters offer unparalleled, low-flow accuracy with high-flow durability. They use innovative magnetic technology to capture previously unmeasured low flow. iPERL meters increase your returns while maximizing your operational efficiency. And that can help you drive additional revenue.

BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA)<br> Mobile Solution BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA)
Mobile Solution

The BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) mobile solution from Badger Meter is built on a century of water metering experience. Combined with our intuitive BEACON AMA software suite, and proven ORION® communication technology, the BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) mobile solution prepares you for the future.

BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Traditional Fixed Network Solution BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Traditional Fixed Network Solution

The BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) traditional fixed network solution from Badger Meter combines the power of the intuitive, cloud-based BEACON AMA software with proven ORION® Fixed Network (SE) endpoint and network gateway transceiver technology to provide utility management with hourly interval metering data to better manage their utility and resources.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Automated Wireless Monitoring Of  Wastewater Collection Systems
    Automated Wireless Monitoring Of Wastewater Collection Systems

    Trimble Telog offers a comprehensive remote monitoring system, Telogers, for wastewater collection system operators. Telogers provides an automated system of collecting, archiving, analyzing, presenting, reporting and sharing data from collection system remote assets such as flow meters, rain gauges, CSO/SSO surcharge sensors, lift stations, pretreatment water quality, air quality, and pressure sensors.

  • The Internet Of Things Is Driving Smart Agriculture

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling data-driven smart agriculture. The IoT is a network of technologies which can monitor the status of physical and other objects, capture meaningful data, and communicate that data over a wireless network to a computer in the cloud for software to analyze and help determine action steps.

  • Smart Networks Smoothing Supply Of Water

    With increasing and urbanizing population, extreme weather events happening with greater frequency, aging infrastructure and work forces, more demanding customers, and significant revenue constraints, it is becoming increasingly difficult for water utilities to ensure that supply consistently meets demand.

  • 10 Water-Tech Winners From WEFTEC 2017
    10 Water-Tech Winners From WEFTEC 2017

    For the second straight year, the Water Environment Federation Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) came to McCormick Place in Chicago, returning also to the city which launched WEFTEC 90 years ago. As always, it was a showcase of the latest technologies and ideas available in the water/wastewater industry, but each show also has its own "feel" that reflects the times.

  • The Full SCADA Deal: The Benefits Of Adopting A Complete SCADA System Over A Sophisticated RTU-Based Solution
    The Full SCADA Deal: The Benefits Of Adopting A Complete SCADA System Over A Sophisticated RTU-Based Solution

    For over a decade, The Bahamas Water and Sewerage Company (BWSC) faced significant service challenges on the Island of New Providence. These included a lack of centralized monitoring and control for the island’s primary water treatment and distribution system, as well as limited reporting, alarming and remote access.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

VTScada Training Courses VTScada Training Courses

VTScada Configuration Course and VTScada Scripting Course.

VTScadaLIGHT Software For Monitoring And Control VTScadaLIGHT Software For Monitoring And Control

VTScadaLIGHT brings superior monitoring and control capabilities to a vast array of automation projects. Perfect for small industrial and personal applications up to 50 I/O.

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.

StormCAD StormCAD

StormCAD provides stormwater professionals with advanced tools to effectively deliver high-quality storm sewer design with lower capital investment.  In challenging times, budgets for infrastructure projects are tight. StormCAD helps you be as effective as possible on storm sewer development projects. The software provides roadway and site designers, stormwater master planners, and land developers like you with advanced tools to effectively deliver high quality design with minimized capital investments.

Network Monitoring And Data Analytics Network Monitoring And Data Analytics

We offer monitoring of potable and/or wastewater networks. The technology we deploy retrieves data from the monitored areas, generating meaningful information. This information is included in the “Continual Condition Assessment” part of our Risk Management services.

SCADA Integration, HMI Development And Controls & Automation Upgrades SCADA Integration, HMI Development And Controls & Automation Upgrades

Aquatech’s WMS field service staff has extensive experience in developing solutions to today’s modern controls advances and integration issues. We can provide support as well as parts for upgrading your PLC , troubleshooting PLC/HMI problems, integrating new equipment into your control scheme, or even engineering an advanced control system to replace antiquated equipment. We specialize in water treatment systems, but have the capability to serve any industry.

Ovation&trade; SCADA Server Solution Ovation™ SCADA Server Solution

Our Ovation™ SCADA solution provides effective management of wastewater collection and water distribution systems. Our SCADA strategies and architecture offer safe, cost-effective, and reliable control over plant processes. Implemented as either a standalone server or incorporated with Ovation control and information technology, our SCADA solution ensures continuous monitoring and control of plant operations.

ABB Ability™ For Water Desalination ABB Ability™ For Water Desalination

100% available water in the driest of deserts through highly efficient desalination.

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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Water And Power Generation Remain A Balancing Act Amid Tightening Regulations
    Water And Power Generation Remain A Balancing Act Amid Tightening Regulations

    A recent survey digs into the treatment aspects of water in the power industry, revealing how electric utilities are responding to concerns over regulations and volumes of use.

  • Where’d All The Water Go? The Case For Consumption Monitoring
    Where’d All The Water Go? The Case For Consumption Monitoring

    Attempting to control water losses within their own infrastructure is only half the battle for water treatment and distribution organizations. To maximize water conservation, they need to involve their customers as well. Here are several ways public and private water utilities can spur internal and external changes in consumption monitoring to improve valuable water-asset management.

  • WRF Hosts Capitol Hill, State-Of-The-Science Briefing On Harmful Algal Blooms
    WRF Hosts Capitol Hill, State-Of-The-Science Briefing On Harmful Algal Blooms

    To make informed decisions about how to limit exposure to cyanotoxins, utilities need information to select and implement a comprehensive and technically sound management approach. The Water Research Foundation (WRF) has been actively involved in developing effective innovative solutions to help utilities address this challenge and protect public health.

  • How Giving Legal Rights To Nature Could Help Reduce Toxic Algae Blooms In Lake Erie
    How Giving Legal Rights To Nature Could Help Reduce Toxic Algae Blooms In Lake Erie

    August and September are peak months for harmful blooms of algae in western Lake Erie. This year’s outbreak covered more than 620 square miles by mid-August. These blooms, which can kill fish and pets and threaten public health, are driven mainly by agricultural pollution and increasingly warm waters due to climate change.

  • Perception vs. Reality: The Facts About U.S. Lead Exposures
    Perception vs. Reality: The Facts About U.S. Lead Exposures

    The lessons of Flint should be well heeded, and lead mitigation continued, but the big-picture story of lead exposures in the U.S. is a tale of tremendous progress.

  • A Biological Solution To Ammonia and Other Regulated Contaminants In Groundwater
    A Biological Solution To Ammonia and Other Regulated Contaminants In Groundwater

    Ammonia is a naturally occurring compound of nitrogen and hydrogen. As a key ingredient in many fertilizers, the most common way that it infiltrates source water and causes water treatment plant (WTP) problems is as agricultural runoff. Fortunately, new biological treatments can now handle ammonia and frequently co-occurring compounds such as iron and manganese all in one process.

  • The Natural Way: Biological Treatment For Groundwater Contaminant Removal
    The Natural Way: Biological Treatment For Groundwater Contaminant Removal

    Nature has long provided guidance to simple and sustainable ways to manage environmental challenges. Biological treatment of potable water is no exception. As more water is required to support human activity worldwide, sources once considered too contaminated or expensive to treat are quickly becoming necessary options. For groundwater contaminant removal, once again, the laws of nature point the way.

  • Irrigation Consumer Bill of Rights: Smart Irrigation Starts With Smart Choices
    Irrigation Consumer Bill of Rights: Smart Irrigation Starts With Smart Choices

    As we celebrate Smart Irrigation Month, it's a great time to highlight not only smart technologies, but the smart people and smart decisions behind them. One remarkably smart tool that ties all three of those elements together is the Irrigation Consumer Bill of Rights by Dr. Charles Burt of the Irrigation Training and Research Center (ITRC) at the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo.

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT VIDEOS

  • Manage Emergency Response
    Manage Emergency Response

    Use a sewer network model to test variations in operational strategy, tactics, and emergency protocols in a risk-free way. Identify safe, inexpensive options to improve the resilience and daily management of sewer networks. For example, quickly determine the amount of bypass pumping required in the event of a sewer blockage.

  • Analyze Combined Sewer Overflows
    Analyze Combined Sewer Overflows

    Predict the location, time, duration, and volume of sewer overflows with live weather forecasts. Quickly include a 2D overland flow analysis to determine the extent of flooding.

  • Analyze Wastewater Network Hydraulics
    Analyze Wastewater Network Hydraulics

    Analyze the real-time performance of complex sewer networks containing any number of gravity or pressure pipe subnetworks. Accurately simulate pumps, pump controls (including variable speed drives), and the filling and draining of wet wells.

  • Manage Emergency Response Capability
    Manage Emergency Response Capability

    Hydraulic modelers, planners, and operators can use a network model to test variations in operational strategy, tactics, and emergency protocols in a risk-free way. Identify safe, effective options to address pipe bursts, power outages, fires, and other urgent events.

  • OpenFlows WaterOPS Overview
    OpenFlows WaterOPS Overview

    OpenFlows WaterOPS is a real-time operational and optioneering decision support solution for urban water supply and distribution. Integrating live SCADA data with a calibrated hydraulic model, OpenFlows WaterOPS computes real-time conditions throughout water networks, based on existing conditions and forecasted future conditions.

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