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  • Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power Uses GIS To Improve Water Incident Management
    management to improve response and cut costs The automated systems have produced good results and other utilities have noticed Water Incident Management in Los Angeles The City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power LADWP serves more than four million residents with water and electricity The largest municipal water and power utility in the U S the LADWP utility services roughly 680 000 water meters Faced with the challenges of aging infrastructure and limited budgets LADWP sought to improve management of incidents such as leaks outages or quality issues in delivering water to its customers For years LADWP utilized multiple systems for water incident management customized into their legacy Customer Information System CIS One system handled incidents such as outages pressure variations or leaks while a second system tracked issues related to water quality A third system managed daily planned maintenance and repair activities being performed by LADWP field crews To replace these functions as the CIS was being replaced and to streamline its operations LADWP wanted to find a commercial off the shelf system that would bring incident management for water service to the same level of performance provided to its electricity customers In 2013 LADWP implemented the Trimble eRespond Incident Management solution to merge the three previously separate systems and improve overall incident management and customer relations LADWP selected Trimble eRespond in part because it was a proven solution for water and wastewater utilities of similar size it also gave them the ability to leverage LADWP s existing Esri GIS and tie to their new Oracle Customer Care and Billing CC B solution for customer information and billing In addition the Trimble system met LADWP s requirement to use a commercial off the shelf product In addition to using customer calls for incident management LADWP now has the ability to use Trimble eRespond to blend telemetry data from system pumps and facilities in the future This information often provides important input into the effort to locate and resolve a leak pressure concern or water quality incident Over time improved asset management will help LADWP achieve longer asset life and improve overall system operations Geographic Information for Incident Management Water and wastewater utilities have miles of underground lines and assets spread over large areas During incidents or outages it s important to be able to send crews to the correct location By connecting its asset database to Esri ArcGIS server Trimble eRespond enables response managers to visualize the location and impact of incidents The software also utilizes Esri applications to support asset management and planning activities By augmenting schematic depictions of distribution or collection networks with maps and aerial imagery the system provides information and flexibility for both field and office operations During an incident crews can use the GIS to map the severity and extents of any spills to assist in notification repairs and mitigation work The spatial data also help to fulfill requirements for reporting water or wastewater incidents to regulatory agencies In addition to its

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  • VTScada And OpWorks Provide Advanced Wastewater Reporting And Analysis
    Legislation Industrial Food Beverage Petroleum Refining All Petroleum Refining Produced Water Power Generation Water Reuse Utility Management AMR AMI and Metering Asset Management Consumer Outreach Funding Labor Resiliency SCADA Automation Source Water All Source Water Contamination Desalination Water Scarcity Water Reuse Regulations and Legislation Providers YSI a Xylem brand Hach Company Schneider Electric Neptune Technology Group Inc Evoqua Water Technologies Veolia Water Solutions Technologies ABB Measurement Products Aclara Jacobi Carbons Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers Case Study November 17 2015 VTScada And OpWorks Provide Advanced Wastewater Reporting And Analysis Source Trihedral Engineering Limited By Natashia Lutz Rapid City is the second largest city in South Dakota serving over 72 000 residents Their Water Reclamation Department treats nearly 3 5 billion gallons of wastewater annually This means their Water Reclamation Facility WRF processes approximately 10 million gallons of wastewater per day Working with Dakota Pump Inc DPI the utility recently replaced their aging Honeywell PlantScape DCS with VTScada software from Trihedral Trihedral Engineering Limited Contact The Supplier Contact Details Company Profile MORE FROM Trihedral Engineering Limited Contact Details Company Name Trihedral Engineering Limited Address 1160 Bedford

    Original URL path: http://www.wateronline.com/doc/vtscada-and-opworks-provide-advanced-wastewater-reporting-and-analysis-0001 (2016-02-14)
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  • On The Rise Quality Of Water Quality Of Life — From Northeast US To Central Africa
    At the time there were two borehole wells one at the school and one at the clinic Two additional boreholes were drilled after 2009 as a temporary solution Alex Piers electrical engineering and physics student has been program director of Northeastern s EWB USA Chapter since 2014 When the boreholes work they work well said Piers But they break a lot The need for a water delivery system is plain to see The project s goal is to establish 12 community tap stands dispersed throughout the village Once these 12 tap stands are in place almost every house will be within 400 m mile of fresh water shortening the present commute by as much as 2 km 1 5 miles for some residents A generator driven pump will draw water from a well drilled by the EWB USA to a storage tank on a hill Gravity will carry water from the storage tank down to the tap stands across the village Under the guidance of retired engineer Timothy McGrath members of the EWB USA Chapter have made 11 trips to Uganda In the early trips the need for quality water was so dire that temporary relief projects were established Along with the two boreholes the team installed and rehabilitated several rainwater harvesting systems at the schools In the first stages of the master project the team geo located prominent structures in the town using a Trimble GeoXT handheld GNSS receiver The data was processed using Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office software The newly formed town map included the school religious buildings and houses as well as existing wells and springs As the project progressed the new pipelines including enclosures and manholes were geo located to make an as built plan of the new water system Excitement filled Piers voice as he shared that the group is close to completing the project We are extremely close to commissioning phase one he said EWB USA NEU has already drilled and coordinated construction on the storage tank as well as five tap stands Commissioning phase one will activate these five community tap stands Phase two will add seven tap stands at the outskirts of the village The group has a local supplier for the pump and generator they are now waiting for funds which will come from a variety of sources such as grants from the university personal donations corporate sponsors and their partner NGO Working with local suppliers means that money paid for parts and labor will stay in Uganda This also ensures that a local mechanic will be familiar with these machines and able to make necessary repairs should the pump or generator fail It will only take a few days for installation and testing before the system can be activated Basically we just need to buy a pump and generator and install them said Piers then we can get safe water to these people EWB USA NEU has seen a tremendous amount of community input and involvement since the project began

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  • A Case For Wireless M2M Technology Sangamon Valley Public Water District
    Operators indicated that improved communications processes efficiencies control and future compatibility were the key drivers for their decision in selecting components for the SCADA system A new SCADA system had the potential to offer a variety of benefits including monitoring and control processes at remote sites For example a SCADA system can monitor important data such as tank levels water pressure and chemical levels It also enables the ability to turn the system on and off SVPWD began its search for a new SCADA system with the following criteria in mind Simple to operate Expandability for future sites Provide operator monitoring and input Wireless Remote monitoring Cost effective Ability to talk with proposed PLC units via Ethernet IP System Design After SVPWD carefully researched various SCADA system options that had the potential to support the WTP s needs together with the engineering consulting organization a technology platform was built out that included the following A SCADA Software Suite by Scadata Inc http www scadata net This serves as the primary system interface which is located at the plant Scadata offered turnkey user friendly software which aligned with the needs of the system The software includes several features that support SVPWD s goals for better operations and efficiency Log History that can track down to every second of data Printable reports in Excel and Word Remote control of equipment Historical and instant trend graphs The ability to predict problems based on data Instant alarms and notifications when there is a problem Remote access to SCADA data through a smart phone app A Tonka Water panel programmable logic controller PLC The PLC is an industrial control system designed to monitor the state of input devices in real time and make decisions based on a custom program to control the state of output devices Three Scadata remote terminal units RTU at the wells and booster site The RTU is a microprocessor controlled electronic device that interfaces objects in the physical world to a SCADA system by transmitting telemetry data wirelessly to the software Wikipedia In this case the wireless M2M technology would transmit the data to the Scadata software A forward compatible wireless technology platform comprised of wireless 900 MHz industrially hardened MM2T radios that are expandable for growth and future technology For this piece of the system FreeWave Technologies radios were used www freewave com Wireless Communications Through a vigorous process and with the help of path studies each technology was carefully selected In addition to the Scadata software the technology platform was a critically important piece of the system as a whole Without reliable communications the system would not have access to data that drives important decisions nor would control and monitoring be effective A wireless M2M network designed for long range communications was ideal for connecting remote assets in this installation The wireless networking platform selected for this project consisted of FreeWave Technologies transmitters receivers and transceivers that communicate with each other using jam resistant 900 MHz frequency hopping spread

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  • E-Coder And R900 RF Help Data Go Deeper In Ventura County
    All Management Flushables Pump Station Control Pumps and Valves Sewers and Sewer Line Maintenance Stormwater Regulations and Legislation Industrial Food Beverage Petroleum Refining All Petroleum Refining Produced Water Power Generation Water Reuse Utility Management AMR AMI and Metering Asset Management Consumer Outreach Funding Labor Resiliency SCADA Automation Source Water All Source Water Contamination Desalination Water Scarcity Water Reuse Regulations and Legislation Providers YSI a Xylem brand Hach Company Schneider Electric Neptune Technology Group Inc Evoqua Water Technologies Veolia Water Solutions Technologies ABB Measurement Products Aclara Jacobi Carbons Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers Case Study August 21 2015 E Coder And R900 RF Help Data Go Deeper In Ventura County Source Neptune Technology Group Inc The majority of the water in the city of Simi Valley California is provided by Ventura County Waterworks District 8 serving approximately 26 000 metered connections 22 000 of which are now read by Neptune s R900 System Newsletter Signup SIGN ME UP YOU MAY ALSO LIKE Contact Details Company Name Neptune Technology Group Inc Address 1600 Alabama Highway 229 Tallassee AL 36078 US Phone 1 800 633 8754 Company Profile

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  • Field And Office Technologies Help Improve Visibility And Management Of Stormwater Systems
    project was to collect detailed spatial based data that could inform business decisions and be readily integrated into operations Resources were tight the GIS department had a project team of two and just one year to achieve the goal Given the schedule data requirements and safety elements the City acquired two Trimble GeoExplorer 6000 series GNSS handheld units The handhelds would allow them to be highly mobile efficiently collect centimeter accuracy data and readily integrate the location data with their GIS system Field of Discovery In January 2013 Kyle Mehrens a GIS technician in the public works department prepared for the field work scheduled for that spring After months of research Mehrens developed a set of 13 unique stormwater data layers such as manholes pipes and inlets Each layer included its own set of critical attributes such as the size of a manhole s cover its depth and its width He then created a customized data dictionary in the Geo 6000 s software which would prompt the user to record objects unique attributes Each morning a two person field crew would consult a combination of in house aerial photos and paper maps to determine which area of the city they would survey Once on site one person would ready the Geo 6000 set the unit on each stormwater feature and record the point while the other would drive to the next mapping section While the positioning data was being logged the technician would also record critical attributes pertinent to the asset as well as environmental surroundings such as the presence of a curb and its type After all feature data was collected the mapper would move to the next set of objects and repeat the process Typically the field crew could map about 200 features in an 8 hour day Using data from a nearby Trimble NetR9 GNSS base station and Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office software Mehrens would process the Geo 6000 data within one hour of receiving it from the field Once processed and checked he exported the data into the Esri database and assigned unique facilities IDs to each feature collected Because of the software development he did previously some of the stormwater layers in the GIS were automatically populated with the GPS data attributes creating an efficient workflow Mehrens and his team mapped more than 10 000 features in just four months They captured about 95 percent of the existing infrastructure including 93 miles 150 km of pipe 1 276 manholes and 3 059 inlets Stormwater Anew That detailed data led the way to their ArcGIS based interactive stormwater map that offers a dynamic layered blueprint of Bozeman s entire stormwater network down to the individual inlet or manhole Publicly available online users can access the map click on any asset feature and view its associated attributes Having such an accurate digital and visual record of the stormwater system has been a great productivity boon and communication tool for the whole public works department For example Bozeman

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  • A Golden Spike In Revenue Efficiency And Customer Service With The R900 System
    Sewer Line Maintenance Stormwater Regulations and Legislation Industrial Food Beverage Petroleum Refining All Petroleum Refining Produced Water Power Generation Water Reuse Utility Management AMR AMI and Metering Asset Management Consumer Outreach Funding Labor Resiliency SCADA Automation Source Water All Source Water Contamination Desalination Water Scarcity Water Reuse Regulations and Legislation Providers YSI a Xylem brand Hach Company Schneider Electric Neptune Technology Group Inc Evoqua Water Technologies Veolia Water Solutions Technologies ABB Measurement Products Aclara Jacobi Carbons Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers Case Study August 20 2015 A Golden Spike In Revenue Efficiency And Customer Service With The R900 System Source Neptune Technology Group Inc In 2008 the public utility manager in Ogden City Utah sent out a request for proposal on a system wide changeout of its meters absolute encoders and radio frequency meter interface units RF MIUs with a goal of eliminating estimating and replacing all their meters with AMR technology to read year round Read the full case study to learn more Newsletter Signup SIGN ME UP YOU MAY ALSO LIKE Contact Details Company Name Neptune Technology Group Inc Address 1600 Alabama Highway

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  • Crystal Clear Water Supply Corporation
    All Management Flushables Pump Station Control Pumps and Valves Sewers and Sewer Line Maintenance Stormwater Regulations and Legislation Industrial Food Beverage Petroleum Refining All Petroleum Refining Produced Water Power Generation Water Reuse Utility Management AMR AMI and Metering Asset Management Consumer Outreach Funding Labor Resiliency SCADA Automation Source Water All Source Water Contamination Desalination Water Scarcity Water Reuse Regulations and Legislation Providers YSI a Xylem brand Hach Company Schneider Electric Neptune Technology Group Inc Evoqua Water Technologies Veolia Water Solutions Technologies ABB Measurement Products Aclara Jacobi Carbons Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers Case Study July 15 2015 Crystal Clear Water Supply Corporation Source Trihedral Engineering Limited 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 Trihedral Engineering Limited Contact The Supplier Contact Details Company Profile MORE FROM Trihedral Engineering Limited Contact Details Company Name Trihedral Engineering Limited Address 1160 Bedford Highway Suite 400 Bedford NS B4A 1C1 CA Phone 800 463 2783 Contact Patrick Cooke Company

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