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Thousands of organizations around the world use Ignition to improve their processes. Here are some of their stories.

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case study Water/Wastewater

Utility Deploys Ignition for SCADA and Much More

With Ignition, data flows throughout the enterprise, from the plant floor to the executive level — even via mobile devices. Operators have a holistic view of the plant, so they can better understand what’s happening throughout the facility. Operators get advance warnings on overflow events, and the department sees time savings and other efficiencies on a daily basis.

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case study Agriculture

Two Plants, One Solution

With Ignition in place since 2013, Adams has seen many improvements compared to previous systems — including greater efficiency, better visual displays, more data, faster implementation, and easier use. “As a core SCADA program, we’re extremely happy with Ignition,” said Lee Smith, general manager for Adams Vegetable Oils. “In fact, we’re looking at it company-wide.”

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case study Water/Wastewater

Arkansas Utility Leverages Ignition to Work Better and Faster

Cost was a big factor in choosing Ignition. Its unlimited licensing model is an important benefit. “The software we had before charged by the number of tags,” said Mallett. “So if you wanted to upgrade, you’d have to pay more. Our system is growing, so that was a critical consideration. With Ignition, we never have to worry about any additional cost for adding tags.”

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case study Water/Wastewater

Water Agency Welcomes the Future with Ignition

While many water/waste water facilities stick with outdated supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, Aguas de Saltillo in Mexico is taking a different path and accelerating toward Industry 4.0 — and is seeing numerous benefits today.

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case study Water/Wastewater

Ignition Gets It Done for Electric, Water, and Sewer

Ignition is so versatile, CLW will use it across three departments. It’s already working for water and electric, and will be used for waste water too. CLW was introduced to Ignition by systems integrator Brown Engineers.

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case study Chemicals

Ignition Gives New Chemical Plant Room to Grow

Baze Chemical called upon Coherent Technologies to develop a SCADA system that could fit and grow with the needs of the new ethoxylation plant. For Timothy Triplett, the CEO and founder of Coherent Technologies, the challenge of the project was not only in finding the software solution that would best fit Baze's needs, but in anticipating what solutions the plant would need at the start of construction, through the growth of the plant, and finally to the full operation

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case study Building Automation

Jail Enhances Security Network with Ignition

On paper, the security technology that Mendocino County Jail used prior to 2014 was a perfect fit for its day-to-day operations. But in reality, the system had become outdated and its performance was not up to par.

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case study Building Automation

Ignition Proves Effectiveness of Energy-Saving Systems

Enermix, a Finnish integration firm that regularly works with energy systems and building automation, provides a free service that uses Ignition to make sure its customers are getting the most out of their building’s heating system. Due to the extreme winters in Finland, building heating systems are an expensive necessity. Fortunately, with Enermix’s work in Ignition, customers are able to save energy and money and see their month-over-month consumption and savings.

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case study Data Center

Large Data Center, Manageable System

After a number of vendors failed to show American Internet Services (AIS) a system versatile enough for its needs, the company turned to Brown Engineers, a mechanical and electrical consulting firm it had worked with on other projects. Brown Engineers suggested a modular software platform called Ignition by Inductive Automation®.

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case study Water/Wastewater

Ignition Saves City of Hot Springs Several Million Dollars

Brown Engineers’ work with the City of Hot Springs Arkansas resulted in millions of dollars of savings, thanks to Ignition. The city was experiencing challenges with flooding and due to both their topographic location and their large geographic boundaries. With the flexibility, cost-efficiency, and remote capabilities of Ignition, the city saved scores of money in preventative maintenance and future care.

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case study Oil and Gas

Large-Scale SCADA, Small-Scale Cost

Oil and gas company sought to break away from their dependency on the third-party control service by bringing control and data acquisition capabilities in-house. A web-based solution was desired in order to connect the approximately 300 employees who needed access to the data daily on both the field and corporate level. In order to avoid the downtime a transition to a new control system could bring, the company required a control system solution that was easy to use and customized to what staff were familiar with.

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case study Food and Beverage

Automated Data Tracking Saves Time

In the case of a certain major food processor, the company determined that they needed to find a more time-efficient way to track information from their plant floor. With eight major processing facilities at different locations, they have a lot of data to track. In order to ensure the quality of their products, thousands of data points must be tracked including cooking temperatures, water levels, and product quotas.

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