Under One Roof: The Benefits of Using Power Control Houses

Seamlessly executed projects are somewhat of an anomaly in the world we live in today. Project managers are in high demand in numerous industries due to the need to coordinate suppliers, keep the project on budget/schedule, and provide a single point of accountability for the company. The larger an organization becomes, the greater the likelihood…

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7 Steps to Gird Yourself Against Ransomware

(Editor’s Note: The following was originally published by Smart Manufacturing magazine-www.SME.org/smart-and is republished here with their permission.) Twenty seconds passed as my computer screen showed a steady stream of system files being locked, one by one. An employee had called and requested help because he couldn’t seem to access a file he needed. I discovered,…

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Path to Modernization, Part 2

Last summer, we posted The Path to Modernization, Part 1 as a recap of our seminar on plant modernization. It was one of our most popular posts and continues to receive traffic many months later. Control system modernization is a subject that draws a lot of interest, and with good reason. There are still billions of dollars…

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Kazakhstan: You Can’t Get There From Here

When you make a list of the most remote places on Earth, Kazakhstan ranks up there. So when we took on a project where the end-user’s location was Kazakhstan, we knew the remoteness was going to be one of the challenges we would face in completing the project successfully. Project Engineer Chris Davis made two…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Training Room Teleconferencing Capabilities Upgraded

by Christopher Coleman More than ten years ago, we remodeled and upgraded the presentation technologies of our training facility to allow more effective learning experiences for both internal training of employees and training done for clients. And it was great…at the time. Technologies have advanced, and the company has grown to almost 200 employees spread…

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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…

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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…

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