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Ovation Lifecycle Planning

Posted in Water & Wastewater on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Mike Ames and Nick Koonce teamed up to discuss Ovation Lifecycle Planning and the need to think beyond periodic upgrades at the 2019 Ovation Users’ Group conference. Nick opened by defining lifecycle planning for the Ovation system: Ovation Lifecycle Planning provides a broader or more holistic approach to best align Ovation products and services […]

Energy Management with IIoT for Water and Wastewater Utilities

Posted in Industrial IOT, Water & Wastewater on Monday, April 8th, 2019. No comments yet
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Water & wastewater utilities can improve efficiency using Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies. In a WaterWorld article, Leveraging IIoT for Energy Management, Emerson’s Peter Gabor participated in a question & answer session to share his thoughts on how these utilities are incorporating IIoT. Peter noted that energy costs are a big part of total […]

Monitoring Hydrogen Sulfide for Personnel Safety

Posted in Analyzers, Water & Wastewater on Thursday, February 21st, 2019. No comments yet
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Deadly hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) can be present in industries such as oil & gas production and wastewater treatment. The Wikipedia Hydrogen Sulfide page highlights the danger: Short-term, high-level exposure can induce immediate collapse, with loss of breathing and a high probability of death. If death does not occur, high exposure to hydrogen sulfide can lead […]

Handling Processes with Long Lag Times

Posted in Water & Wastewater on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Mircea Lupu shared his thoughts on Ovation system algorithms for handling processes with long lag times—a control challenge that vexes many. Mircea opened noting that control algorithms are at the heart of any control system to provide stable and accurate response and robustness against disturbances and process changes. Tuning these algorithms to achieve the […]

Accurate and Efficient Water Treatment Chlorine Analysis

Posted in Analyzers, Water & Wastewater on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018. No comments yet
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Chlorine is an important disinfectant whether used in swimming pools or the water that flows into our homes and businesses. For water treatment facilities, water treatment monitoring is one of the most important facility operations. Meeting regulatory requirements for residual chlorine is critical for public safety as well as for facility personnel. This 3-minute YouTube […]