The Zedi team is really all about making data work for you. If you’ve read my previous blogs about all the ways Zedi Vital can use your collected data to help you economize time and resources, you know how much we want to help you in those ways.Read More
You’ve been really busy lately; planning to design install and manage your own SCADA system.You've done all your homework, researched, endlessly read on the how to’s, precautions and potential disasters to avoid. You’re ready to invest your hard-earned money, and commit even more of your precious time into the next steps.
HMI (Human Machine Interface) – is really just the software application that presents information to an operator, or a user about the state of a process, then accepts and implements the operators’ control instructions.
This is usually displayed in a graphic format. But, it's that graphic format, and how well (or poorly) it's designed that can make all the difference. We, the humans as the users are generally visual learners. Which is just one of the reasons why our users love our HMI so much; hi-res, crystal clear graphics right in front of them that are easy to understand and give users the ability to make better business decisions.Read More
It’s incredible how many advances we’ve seen in remote monitoring, control and data analysis in the last five years. Through Zedi Access you can “see” so many issues right from your computer or smart device via Zedi Go: Is my unit running? What’s the line pressure? Is the tank filling up? Techs and pumpers are already logging much less drive time, the equipment is logging lots more “up” time and the accountants are pushing that bottom line lower and lower.Read More
In Roman times, humans were the messengers. Runners traveled sometimes for a week or more to bring home news of the battle. During this interval the situation on the front could change dramatically, rendering accurate decision-making almost impossible.
Romans didn’t have smart devices and remote monitoring. But you do.
Why aren’t you using this to your advantage for remote compressor locations?Read More
Awhile back a friend decided to replace a leaky faucet himself and save some money. He thought the faucet was screwed on, so he grabbed a wrench and started twisting away.After a couple of turns the faucet broke off, spewing water everywhere. It was sweated instead of screwed on, so he had to turn off all the water to the house and then call a plumber to fix his mistake. It would’ve been faster and simpler to have farmed out the work in the first place. Read More
Everywhere you read now you see Autonomous references; self driving cars, driver-assist, automatic braking, parallel parking, and more. Autonomous is now mainstream, and the terms people use to discuss it can quickly become unclear.
What some people call ‘Autonomy’ others label ‘Automation’—and vice versa. Even at Zedi we occasionally hear the words interchanged, creating confusion for customers, and our own team. To communicate with clarity (one of our Zedi Values) – we’ve defined our terms. [Infographic]
Sometimes I’m asked why it’s necessary to perform a flash liberation test in the lab, when it’s so much easier and faster to use a computer model to measure flash gas.
My answer is twofold: First, it only takes 15-45 minutes in the lab, so you can still get results back the same day in most cases.
Second, we’ve seen that flash liberation testing can be much more accurate than computer models. The main issue with computer models is that, while they do an amazing number of calculations, those calculations are fixed and make many assumptions. They assume a “perfect world,” on every well, with few unaccounted-for variations in conditions, down-hole or on the surface.Read More
When you’re standing in a line and you see almost everyone in sight interacting with their mobile phones by viewing, listening, swiping or typing—do you ever wonder how people used to pass the time while they were waiting?
The Pew Research Center says 95 percent of Americans own a mobile phone and 77 percent own a smartphone. These numbers are also similar for Canadians and for those across North America under 30 years old, the percentages are even higher.Read More
The summer catches many of us off guard every year - The sun heats up, the icy cold temperatures of winter are quickly replaced with the sweltering hot, humid, sunny days of summer. We welcome most of the change, but there is certainly one change that comes with the warm summer days that none of us welcome.
Unfortunately, the season change doesn’t simply bring us summer vacations, and fishing. It also brings tragedy. It’s just like clockwork, every year. I can’t explain it, nobody can, but it happens every year with amazing regularity when the temperature starts to climb.Read More