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Water/Wastewater: Fast & Easy
Fast industrial application development, staying up and running during rollout with zero-install, and a SCADA software that's easy to learn are critical needs in the water/wastewater industry. Hear water industry professionals tell us why Ignition is providing a new level of openness and better ways of meeting a water utility’s SCADA and business needs. "It’s actually extremely user-friendly." — Julie Halford, City Corporation
3 min video
Water/Wastewater & Remote Access
Ignition users in the water & wastewater industry talk about their entire team gaining remote access to their whole facility. "We’re seeing more and more automation and operators ability to know everything that’s going on very readily.” — Jason Hamlin, Plant Instrumentation Technician - Dept. of Water Resources
2 min video
Water/Wastewater & Unlimited Growth
Ignition users in water & wastewater talk about the cost-effective, and unlimited growth in their industry. "Whether it’s new instrumentation, or new reporting capabilities, we are constantly modifying our SCADA system, and before Ignition, we did not have that luxury.” — Nick Graue, Public Utilities Engineer - Park City Water
2 min video
Two Water Agencies Modernize and Expand Their SCADA Systems
This is a modernization project, as two water agencies moved from old systems to new ones. The two neighboring water agencies have been so pleased with initial results, they are expanding on Ignition to include more of their operations.
6 min video
Water Agency Gets Unified Platform, Better Reporting, and More
H2O Innovation turned BRPUA’s antiquated, incohesive SCADA system into a new state-of-the-art Ignition redundant SCADA system. A key part of the project gave BRPUA a much faster, easier way to submit reports to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Other reports were automated as well.
6 min video
Improving Efficiency in Filter Process for Water Utility
To increase flow rates at its water treatment plant to meet rising demand, the City of Hot Springs needed to upgrade its antiquated filter controls as well as the filters themselves. Brown Engineers helped the City use its recently installed Ignition SCADA platform to dramatically improve the automatic backwash process, conserve water, improve water quality, and initiate collection of filter data needed to extend regulatory run-time limits.
7 min video
10 Steps to Architecting a Sustainable SCADA System
In this webinar, Kent Melville and Annie Wise from Inductive Automation, and water/wastewater controls professionals Henry Palechek and Jason Hamlin, cover the 10 steps for building a sustainable SCADA system that survives and even thrives using only your operational expenditure budget.
53 min video
Ignition Increases Flexibility, Lowers Costs for Two Water Utilities
Both Mountain Regional Water District and Park City Water have seen significant improvements since switching from their previous SCADA systems to Ignition. MRW saves more than $400,000 per year on energy with greater control from Ignition. Park City saves the equivalent of one full-time employee by using Ignition to automate its reports to a state agency. Both utilities plan to do more with Ignition in the future. And operators are becoming more engaged with the data at both organizations, creating their own screens in Ignition.
4 min video
System-wide SCADA Migration Brings Greater Capabilities and Lower Costs
Brown Engineers replaced CAW’s obsolete, clunky and expensive SCADA system with a secure, future-proofed, Ignition-based system that has two master control points and allows full use of all operational data collected.
9 min video
Two Customers See Big Improvements, Can Share Data
The Mountain Regional Water District (MRW) and the city of Park City both wanted to improve their HMI/SCADA systems. Each was seeking a more reliable and robust HMI that could provide good data visibility, alarming, and expandability at an affordable cost. Further on in the project, there became a greater need to share data between the two entities and run automated reports.
7 min video