Automation EPC, Part 2

By Greg Graves Part one addressed a definition/overview of the term, automation EPC (engineer-procure-construct) focused on the technical capabilities of our company and other large-scale automation firms: professional services, system integration, network & cyber security, electrical & instrumentation construction services, and field service support, to name a few.  These are the things we do. Based on the popularity…

Best Take-Aways From WWEMA Conference

WWEMA Conference Take-Aways The annual WWEMA (Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association) Conference, held the last week of March, once again was incredibly informative. The number one issue raised and addressed at the conference centered on getting new technologies accepted by the plant owners in the industry. This subject is not new. It’s been discussed…

Three Characteristics of the Best Project Managers

by Tom York, Vice President of Strategic Projects (Editor’s Note: Tom has 4 decades of experience in project engineering, plant engineering and maintenance management, and executive management of system integration and construction implementation for design-build projects.) One of the major challenges project owners face when selecting a firm to execute their project is judging the…

How Do IT and OT Work Together?

by Greg Graves Imagine: You are the operations manager for a utility with multiple plant locations connected by a network system with a variety of configurations.  A new managed switch is installed at one of the plants, and PLCs at another plant location immediately fault, causing process operational issues.  Could this have been prevented? In…

Energy Neutrality for Wastewater Treatment Plants Within Reach

by Andrew Green (Editor’s note: We have published numerous posts on this important and popular subject in the past, including water-energy co-dependence, the water-energy nexus, and the effects on your plant. We’d love to hear about your plant’s successes in reducing energy consumption and/or improving energy recovery. Send your story to revere@reverecontrol.com or use the Contact Us function on this…

UL Certification: What and Why?

by Tom Adams Since 1983, we have enjoyed a strong relationship with Underwriters Lab, and we take great pride in our ability to put the UL certified sticker on the control panels we build. But do you know what that certification means and why it’s important? Virtually all cities and states require a third party…