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Rotork helps Australian sewage treatment plant to enhance flow control
June 20, 2019

Rotork helps Australian sewage treatment plant to enhance flow control

Third generational IQ multi-turn electric actuators have been installed on eight penstock gate valves to control the flow of wastewater entering the STP in Murrumba Downs, a suburb in the country’s state of Queensland.

Bedrock Automation helps Arkansas water treatment plant enhance SCADA system
June 29, 2018

Bedrock Automation helps Arkansas water treatment plant enhance SCADA system

The main water treatment plant in Hot Springs, Arkansas had a problem: nine filters critical to its treatment process couldn’t achieve adequate flow rates necessary to meet future production goals. Changes were needed, but they had to be made within the few months when water usage is low because high-demand months required the plant to operate at near capacity.

Nukon helps Tasmanian water facilty implement Seeq analytics solution
April 18, 2018

Nukon helps Tasmanian water facilty implement Seeq analytics solution

Nukon leveraged historical data in TasWater’s OSIsoft PI System using ananalytics application from Seeq, (an OSIsoft Gold Sponsor and ISV). Nukon delivered a proof-of-concept and solution, specifically a detection model for Midway Point’s sewage pumping stations and surrounding areas.

Rotork helps Kansas water treatment facility enhance electric valve actuators
December 04, 2017

Rotork helps Kansas water treatment facility enhance electric valve actuators

In the gravity filter plant, 18 butterfly valves are situated in an area beneath a walkway which made it difficult to access and operate the old actuators. With the Rotork actuators, the installation of Remote Hand Stations (RHS) has now eliminated this problem.

CP Automation and Rockwell Automation partner to help alleviate drought in Namibia
September 20, 2017

CP Automation and Rockwell Automation partner to help alleviate drought in Namibia

Eco Projects was undertaking a 17 month project in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, to alleviate a critical water shortage. Using boreholes, a deep, narrow hole made in the ground to locate water, the client pumped water to various reservoirs. This is to provide an accessible store of water for Windhoek.

Bedrock Automation helps City of Lynchburg, Virginia enhance control of wastewater treatment operations
September 19, 2017

Bedrock Automation helps City of Lynchburg, Virginia enhance control of wastewater treatment operations

The City implemented Bedrock to control both de-chlorination and storm water remediation operations, and is planning other integration and control applications as part of its ongoing modernization program.

Prosys OPC helps Krüger enable data integration in STAR Utility Solution
September 18, 2017

Prosys OPC helps Krüger enable data integration in STAR Utility Solution

Krüger A/S provides with its STAR Utility Solution online control solutions that continuously optimize and stabilize the operation of the entire system for water and waste water. Prosys OPC developed for Krüger A/S a scalable, cloud-based solution for the data integration needs in their STAR Utility Solution platform.

Menzel pump drives help facilitate Egyptian water pump station
September 12, 2017

Menzel pump drives help facilitate Egyptian water pump station

The Egyptian Construction Authority for Potable Water and Wastewater (CAPW) recently sourced four custom-made pump drives from special motor manufacturer Menzel Elektromotoren for installation in a water pump station in Cairo.

OCC helps Tampa water treatment company upgrade fiber optic cabling
July 21, 2017

OCC helps Tampa water treatment company upgrade fiber optic cabling

By Jeff Miller, Optical Cable Corporation (OCC)
Fiber optic cabling upgrade helps fend off lightning strikes, gnawing animals, environmental toxins, and other threats that can interrupt critical communications and control. Concerns of this kind recently drove the Tampa Bay Regional Surface Water Treatment Plant to upgrade from PE-89 outdoor direct burial copper cable to fiber optic cable.

Schneider Electric helps New Zealand water management company built IIoT control solution
July 11, 2017

Schneider Electric helps New Zealand water management company built IIoT control solution

With Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure architecture, WaterForce developed a cloud-based IIoT solution so farmers can monitor and control irrigation pumps and pivots from their computer, tablet or smartphone.

Kamstrup helps Ghana boost smart water metering efforts
May 04, 2017

Kamstrup helps Ghana boost smart water metering efforts

Ghana Water has invested in 40.000 Danish intelligent meters to help diminish the nation’s supply challenges. The project is the first of its kind ever carried out in Ghana

Bedrock Automation boosts industrial control for Arkansas town's water and sewer system
March 28, 2017

Bedrock Automation boosts industrial control for Arkansas town's water and sewer system

The Bedrock controller is part of an integrated plantwide SCADA system. Users connect to that system via Ignition software from Inductive Automation. Ignition is an industrial applications platform that coordinates control and data acquisition for all plant PLCs and remote transfer units (RTUs).

Exele delivers VOIP-based alarm monitoring to Cypress Ridge wastewater facility
December 27, 2016

Exele delivers VOIP-based alarm monitoring to Cypress Ridge wastewater facility

In the past year Cypress Ridge sought Exele's help to convert their hardwired TAPI-based telephone alarm notification system to use Voice-Over-IP (VOIP).

Senix helps Murray Irrigation automate level measurement
November 30, 2016

Senix helps Murray Irrigation automate level measurement

Murray Irrigation, Australia's largest privately owned irrigation company, is automating its 3,000 kilometers of gravity-fed irrigation channels in New South Wales with over 2,200 Senix ToughSonic REMOTE 14 ultrasonic sensors

Rotork actuators deliver control for Portuguese automated wastewater treatment facility
October 24, 2016

Rotork actuators deliver control for Portuguese automated wastewater treatment facility

The Viseu Sul WWTP in Portugal’s Viseu County is the first in the country to adopt advanced membrane filtration (MBR) wastewater treatment technology.

Schneider Electric to deliver automation controller for Vallejo, CA flood control
October 12, 2016

Schneider Electric to deliver automation controller for Vallejo, CA flood control

Under the terms of the agreement, Schneider Electric will implement its Modicon M580 programmable automation controller (ePAC) platform to help the VSFCD continue to improve the quality wastewater and flood control services it provides to the people of the district.

Bedrock provides SCADA RTU platform for Clarksville Light and Water
September 23, 2016

Bedrock provides SCADA RTU platform for Clarksville Light and Water

The project is part of Clarksville, Arkansas' plan to save up to $2M over the next five years through improved control, monitoring, and security of its electric grid and water treatment facilities.

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Emerson helps HRSD wastewater utility automate remote assets in Virginia
June 21, 2016

Emerson helps HRSD wastewater utility automate remote assets in Virginia

Emerson Process Management is replacing an outdated SCADA system as well as remote terminal units (RTUs) used throughout HRSD’s vast wastewater collection system.

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 Arkansas water utility upgrades to Bedrock control system
March 23, 2016

Arkansas water utility upgrades to Bedrock control system

The Russellville, Arkansas Water and Sewer System replaced a legacy PLC with a secure Bedrock industrial control system.

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Automation scheme holds back the tide to improve flood protection
January 21, 2016

Automation scheme holds back the tide to improve flood protection

A Rotork IQ3 intelligent electric actuator will improve flood protection in a vulnerable area of a coastal town in west Wales.

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Scalable control system is at the heart of water-treatment process skid
December 24, 2015

Scalable control system is at the heart of water-treatment process skid

Control Design
By Gregory Möller, University of Idaho-Washington State University
The University of Idaho’s research water-treatment-process trailer includes PLC, HMI, power-distribution components, motor starters, stepper drives and local I/O.

Anglian Water uses THM Analyzer to monitor drinking water
December 10, 2015

Anglian Water uses THM Analyzer to monitor drinking water

THM Analyzer dramatically reduced the time and complexity of measuring trihalomethane levels in drinking water at Anglian Water.

AUMA installs actuators  at sewage treatment plant in Bahrain
November 06, 2015

AUMA installs actuators at sewage treatment plant in Bahrain

40 AUMA electric actuators were installed at the Bahrain Ministry of Works’ Muharraq Sewage Treatment Plant in Bahrain.

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DC Facility Employs High-Capacity Pump Station for Nitrogen Removal
September 30, 2015

DC Facility Employs High-Capacity Pump Station for Nitrogen Removal

Pumps & Systems
The Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (AWTP) in Washington D.C. built an Enhanced Nitrogen Removal Facility (ENRF) that uses submersible wastewater pumps. Optimization of the selected submersible propeller pumps saved the facility up to $200,000 per year.

AUMA installs electric actuators at Wyoming water plant
August 20, 2015

AUMA installs electric actuators at Wyoming water plant

The project at the Shoshone Municipal Water Treatment Plant included replacing existing actuators and retrofitting more than 50 intelligent actuators to butterfly valves.

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Water treatment plant solution solves DEP requirements and more
August 12, 2015

Water treatment plant solution solves DEP requirements and more

InTech
By Jim Barish
At Quality Life Services in Butler, Pa, a programmable logic controller–based control system was installed to connect the site’s existing wells to a new water treatment system and storage tower.

Boulting upgrades pumps at  90 year-old pump station
July 31, 2015

Boulting upgrades pumps at 90 year-old pump station

The original pumps are connected to new high performance motors and gearboxes, close to the oldest static steam driven pump, which will be kept as a museum piece.

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Stahlin Enclosures prevent corrosion in Detroit water treatment plant
July 17, 2015

Stahlin Enclosures prevent corrosion in Detroit water treatment plant

Commerce Controls installed Stahlin non-metallic enclosures on filter control panels and a phosphoric chemical dosing panel at the City of Detroit, Springwells Facility

Eliminate Cabling Costs Through Proprietary Wireless Networking
June 23, 2015

Eliminate Cabling Costs Through Proprietary Wireless Networking

Pumps & Systems
Public water utility employees in Lage, Germany, chose a wireless system with a stand-alone solar power system to provide an independent power supply. By selecting both a wireless I/O signal radio system and a stand-alone solar power system, employees were able to eliminate the need to lay any cable. This saved between $25 and $35 per foot for digging trenches and routing cables.

Water Corporation of Australia Implements Change Management software
June 19, 2015

Water Corporation of Australia Implements Change Management software

The software from MDT manages changes to 16,000 programmable devices in remote areas across the continent and reduces safety risks to employees associated with unmanaged control system changes.

Rotork eliminates unreliability on River Thames weir
May 29, 2015

Rotork eliminates unreliability on River Thames weir

Rotork IQ3 non-intrusive intelligent electric actuators have been chosen to replace unreliable actuators for the operation of radial gates on an important river management weir on the River Thames.

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Wastewater plant meeting compliance and productivity requirements
April 14, 2015

Wastewater plant meeting compliance and productivity requirements

What’s New in Process Technology
Hamilton City Council implemented an upgrade with FactoryTalk software to the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system at the wastewater treatment plant to improve productivity and meet health regulations.

Pneumatic automation solution for water pumping station
February 20, 2015

Pneumatic automation solution for water pumping station

Control Engineering Europe
Guernsey Water has made the decision to use a pneumatic automation solution for the control of a remote pumping station. The entire system is run by Festo’s CPX remotely operated control system.

February 18, 2015

Patti Engineering installs SCADA system for Siemens

The SCADA system was installed for a water and wastewater infrastructure automation project at the city of Fair Oaks Ranch, TX.

Procentec solves Profibus problems at Dutch water treatment plant
January 22, 2015

Procentec solves Profibus problems at Dutch water treatment plant

Using ProfiTrace 2 diagnostics found a corroded cable at the Rijnland waste water purification plant.

Taking denitrification to the next level
December 12, 2014

Taking denitrification to the next level

InTech
By Jaime A. Alba, et al
The water reclamation plant at Prince William County Service Authority in Virginia needed to expand and upgrade its nutrient removal capabilities, control system and SCADA system. The final system has about 5,000 I/O points, 25 PLCs, HMI, and a historian interfaced with reporting software that integrates the SCADA and laboratory databases.

Egemin is using PLCs to pump waterways in Belgium
December 01, 2014

Egemin is using PLCs to pump waterways in Belgium

Egemin Automation will update controls or install completely new PLC-based control systems for pumping stations along Belgian rivers and canals.

Managed SCADA System Advances Water Controls at Steel Mill
October 22, 2014

Managed SCADA System Advances Water Controls at Steel Mill

Pumps & Systems
Nucor’s SCADA system maintains the amount of steel-processing water in the Crawfordsville lagoon. The analog reading at the lagoon prompts automatic commands to turn well pumps on and off. The high lagoon level threshold is set at 7½ feet; the low level is 6 feet. The system controls the pumps based on these parameters.

PLC control from inlet-to-outlet
October 09, 2014

PLC control from inlet-to-outlet

Control Engineering Europe
A new water treatment works at the Dee Valley Water (DVW) Llwyn Onn site in North Wales is being controlled from inlet to outlet with a redundant modular PLC from Mitsubishi.

NORD gear units pump water at reservoir project
September 30, 2014

NORD gear units pump water at reservoir project

An underground pumping station was created to pump water from the Limmernboden reservoir into the Muttsee lake about 600 m higher up. This elevation difference will be used to produce hydroelectric power on demand.