SCADA Basics: An Introduction to SCADA Systems & Telemetry Monitoring

SCADA and telemetry work in tandem to provide a combination of data acquisition, analysis, storage, and reporting. Additionally, SCADA systems allow operators to monitor and control system command functions from a remote location. It’s a powerful blend of hardware and software technologies that improves efficiency, cost, and productivity across various …

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An Avoidable Accident at a Water Treatment Plant

Accidental Keystroke Leads to Water Crisis “To err is human.” A true statement that is often followed by a domino effect of major consequences. The Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) in Chapel Hill, NC recently experienced first-hand how a slight mistake can lead to a “worst-case scenario”. The municipal …

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SCADA Systems: Best Defense Against Sewage Leaks

Recently in Milwaukee, there was an overnight sewage leak at Wisconsin’s largest water treatment plant. According to an article in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District workers spotted a pool of untreated sewage on the surface at the Jones Island treatment plant, and an undetermined amount of sewage ended …

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Talking Telemetry for Utilities with Dr. David Mundie

The field of telemetry has skyrocketed in growth via digital and cellular-based technology, but where do smaller, more budget-conscious providers fit in? We talked with Dr. David Mundie, Founder and President of High Tide Technologies, about some of the issues facing utility providers, and how telemetry fits into the modern …

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How Eco-Conscious Are Boomers, Gen-Xers and Millennials?

Lately it feels like each generation has a bone to pick with its predecessors or successors. But when it comes to the most environmentally friendly behavior, is it the Boomers, Gen X, or the Millennials that are the “greenest generation”? We surveyed 2,000 Americans from all three generations to find …

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