Increased safety and return for remote water management

Posted by Najat Khalil on Feb 18, 2021 12:30:00 PM

The water management industry is an asset concentrated, rate-restricted industry requiring informed decision-making to effectively  balance increased safety with capital investment and operational expenses. Capital resources for the water industries can make it difficult to meet on-going challenges like aging infrastructure, declining revenues, retiring experienced workers, and regulations.

One way water companies can face these challenges is to find effective ways to utilize their current assets to increase return on investment and increase safety. Digitally transforming operations will rely on better use of existing data coupled with new sensors, information integration, and data analytics.

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Innovative water and wastewater cloud platform solutions

Posted by Najat Khalil on Feb 4, 2021 11:45:00 AM

In every industry, there's always room for improvement. More industries are looking to find the right data to make better business decisions and keep people and assets safer through automation and to find solutions that can change all areas of their operations for the better.

Water and wastewater treatment plants depend upon remote facilities' reliable and safe operation to continuously move waste throughout the service area to the main stations. By implementing a solution like Emerson's Zedi Cloud SCADA, many parts of managing and controlling remote sites not only become more streamlined, safer and cost effective but also more sustainable for the communities they serve.

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Reduce pipeline leak detection alarm fatigue

Posted by Tanner Erickson on Feb 1, 2021 11:45:00 AM

The human information processing system (better known as our "attention span") will choose and arrange sensory input to focus on the appropriate thoughts or behaviors while avoiding unnecessary distractions. Our attention can only handle so much. 

When energy companies deal with alarm fatigue, workers are subject to various alarms (alerts) and consequently become desensitized to them; This leads to longer response times and missed alarm warnings. Alarm control and management are vital to avoiding alarm fatigue. 

The pressure for field personnel to multi-task is high yet focusing on more than one task at a time is very difficult. Alarm fatigue increases the chances of an actual leak going undetected, resulting in significant damages to the environment lease property, revenue, and presenting a hazardous situation until the leak is caught, repaired, remediated.

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Tomorrow matters today

Posted by Amy Thibault on Dec 2, 2020 6:45:00 AM

If the year 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that technology is no longer the wave of the future; it's right now. It’s all around us, and the oil and gas industry is in the middle of it.

Most oil and gas producers have known that implementation of automation, with remote monitoring and control, and accurate, analyzed data would be more efficient leading to reduced downtime and boosting profitability. But 2020 showed us that having employees work remotely was not only possible, it was necessary.

The growing importance of technology for the immediacy of control and actionable data is changing the workforce. It’s prioritizing those who can deliver usable data for faster, better oil and gas production decisions.

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Fast and easy SCADA for gas distribution

Posted by Najat Khalil on Nov 3, 2020 1:45:00 PM

Gas distribution organizations can quickly and easily increase safety and efficiency by hosting their data in Emerson's Zedi Cloud SCADA platform. We deliver automation, cloud platform and software as a service solutions for remote monitoring and operational control. 

 

Our intuitive, scalable cloud-based platform supports any digital monitoring hardware for real-time data with an aggregated view of operations. Our platform provides a flexible, secure solution for data acquisition, remote monitoring, remote control, and alarm management.

 

 

 

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Water management control and safety in the cloud

Posted by Najat Khalil on Oct 30, 2020 1:52:00 PM

Water management companies can make major safety and control gains with Emerson's Zedi Cloud platform that quickly and accurately compiles data from any digital monitoring hardware via gateways that support a variety of protocols.

We provide end-users with a web interface as well as the ability to push data to third-party platforms, allowing remote control and optimization via cloud-based data access.

Leveraging the flexibility of a cloud-based SCADA platform enables you to capture unlimited amounts of data from any digital monitoring hardware and transmit it quickly to the appropriate personnel so they can access and analyze the data in real-time to make faster, more informed decisions.

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Safely secure your gas distribution data

Posted by Najat Khalil on Oct 28, 2020 6:45:00 AM

Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Planning can make the difference when considering secondary system in case your primary SCADA system stops functioning.

 

Many gas distribution companies still rely on outdated SCADA systems in one central location without the proper back-up in case of unforeseen circumstances that could potential have them lose all data because they didn’t probably prepare. 

 

With Emerson's Zedi Cloud SCADA platform, you have solutions for the gas distribution industry that will allow a speedy implementation to a secure secondary back-up system to monitor and control your sites remotely from anywhere, anytime.

 

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Safer water management

Posted by Najat Khalil on Oct 26, 2020 10:30:22 AM

The water management industry continues to be plagued by multiple challenges, including aging infrastructure combined with an aging workforce that puts our water supply systems at even greater risk due to the loss of critical expertise and other hurdles like natural disasters including wildfires, floods, and drought that can significantly impact the safety of our water systems.

 

Water management operations will need to unleash the value of data by using analytics and other technologies to drive better decision-making, optimize and prioritize system investments, and drive cost efficiencies that create safer operations.

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Automation alarms save miles

Posted by Doug Watt on Aug 18, 2020 12:45:00 PM

Is your company still sending a pumper out to visually inspect every well? If so, I’m sure you’ve counted the miles and hours, not to mention the costs for fuel, tires and oil changes.

There are also safety issues involved with thousands of monthly miles driven just in case something might need attention. All of this is costing you more than you probably realize. That’s not to mention lost production from issues that occur long between trips.

Maybe you’ve thought about automation but had heard some stories of how early alarm systems were unreliable, reacting to slight, transient spikes so often that they were soon ignored. That could lead to missing a real alarm.

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Getting data from remote locations

Posted by Dave Rathnow on Jun 23, 2020 11:38:00 AM

Figuring out how to get the best performance out of small devices called Field Gateways may not sound like the stuff of adventure—and I admit, Daniel Craig will probably not be playing me in a movie anytime soon.

 

Getting the best performance and information storage out of battery-powered Field Gateways means you can monitor and control even the most remote installations—those for whom the nearest telephone pole on the power grid is a couple of counties over.

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