Energy-Water Nexus Gets World Attention

The subject of the connection between water and energy, which we have been blogging about for almost two years, is now gaining world-wide attention. While a number of the posts made at this blog address reductions in energy usage at treatment plants and the ability to recover energy from wastewater treatment, this article addresses a…

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Water Industry at Risk Report Shows

A recent report by WeiserMazars LLP cites two key factors that put the U.S. water industry at risk, aging infrastructure and lack of available capital. According to its 2014 U.S. Water Industry Outlook report, the aging infrastructure and the huge financial needs related to addressing the problem were the number one challenge cited by those surveyed for…

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No Such Thing as “Waste” Water

As we have posted on this subject before, the municipal wastewater stream has considerable potential for energy recovery. This recent article from Municipal Focus magazine indicates how strongly some areas of the world recognize that fact as they have started referring to wastewater treatment facilities as “energy factories.” We encourage municipalities to look at their wastewater streams…

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Pump Efficiency and Energy Savings

Charli Matthews, publisher of “Empowering Pumps,” has published a very good post addressing issues related to pump efficiency and energy savings. Her article addresses the history of pump motors, some current statistics, and a few elements of the future of energy efficient pumps, including variable speed drives for pumps. One area Charli’s article does not address is…

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Port of Miami Tunnel Project Update

TBM cutting head face. Photo courtesy of Port of Miami Tunnel TBM cutting head face. Photo courtesy of Port of Miami Tunnel[/caption] The Port of Miami Tunnel held its official grand opening ceremony May 19 to mark “substantial completion” of the $912 million, two-tube, 0.75 mile tunnel providing direct access from the Port to the…

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Bring Your Own Device Article

The WWEMA column in the March issue of WaterWorld magazine featured an article by Director of OEM Business Development Leelon Scott on the subject of Bring Your Own Device. This piece addresses the concept of device flexibility as mobile technology is integrated into the control system environment. There are several issues associated with allowing employees to use…

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White Paper on Mobile Devices Issued

Revere has just released its latest white paper, Industrial Control on the Mobile Device. The paper discusses arguments in favor of adoption of mobile industrial control applications, as well as related issues such as BYOD (bring your own device). Get the free white paper on mobile devices.

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DCS vs. PLC: Selecting the Right Platform for Your Application

Despite much of the argument that has persisted through the years, distributed control systems (DCSs) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are not mutually exclusive technologies. When the end-use application serves as the basis for making a sound decision, the selection process becomes more efficient, and a more effective outcome results. This white paper provides general…

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PLC vs. DCS: White Paper Preview

We are putting the finishing touches on a white paper that addresses the question of control system platform selection, PLC vs. DCS. It will provide an in-depth discussion of this subject and will hopefully clear up many misconceptions and provide some meaningful guidance on a question that many end users are faced with. As a…

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Wireless Systems: Technology With Benefits

Using wireless systems for system control makes a lot of sense.  Wireless systems allow customers to maintain and watch remote sites easily and cheaply.  It alerts the owners of problems or failures immediately when they occur.  The wireless option allows an entire system to be seen in one place even if the system is spread…

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