Smart Water Workshop

We are partnering with the Schneider Electric Water-Wastewater Competency Center to provide a one-day workshop entitled “Smart Water for Smart Cities” on Thursday, November 13, 2014, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. The workshop will address issues such as clean power, efficient energy usage, and safety within the water/wastewater treatment environment. The event will be hosted…

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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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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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