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Municipal Calibration

The possibility of getting fined for unexpected discharging, blowers and pumps failing prematurely, basements flooding, and water towers running unpredictably empty during a fire emergency are all real-life events that can be avoided. A good calibration program mitigates these, and other costly emergencies, repair costs, and regulatory infractions.

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RTU vs. PLC

With the wide range of RTU (Remote Terminal Units) and PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) currently on the market, SCADA system engineers and decision-makers face several challenges. Which classes of units provide the optimal functionality, expandability, and cost-effectiveness for a given SCADA application? What type of unit will serve the mission not just today, but years into the future?

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DEMYSTIFYING TELEMETRY

Most municipalities have a variety of assets operating in their jurisdiction that need to be monitored, maintained, and controlled. A SCADA system brings onto one computer station the necessary information and controls to do this efficiently. Part of the SCADA system is the telemetry. There are many telemetry options for a municipality. This paper briefly covers them all then focuses on the most common ones, licensed radio, spread spectrum radio, and cell.

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Cybersecurity 101 for Water Utilities

Many drinking water and wastewater utilities today depend on computer networks and automated control systems to operate and monitor processes such as treatment, testing, and movement of water.

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Cloud SCADA Software

When the existing SCADA software needs to be upgraded, municipalities are increasingly considering Cloud SCADA Software as a replacement to traditional Desktop SCADA Software. This paper covers the background driving this trend, the reasons why it could make sense, and the risks associated with the cloud option.

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4 W’s of Electrical Maintenance

When downtime is not an option, professional organizations keep power and controls safe and reliable. Some of these organizations are hospitals, manufacturing, and automotive plants, water and wastewater plants, universities and colleges, commercial buildings, data centers, airports, and power generating facilities such as carbon-based, wind, solar, and hydro.

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4 W’s of Electrical Maintenance Webinar

View a previously recorded Webinar hosted by UIS all about the 4W’s of Electrical Maintenance. Learn about real on the job examples of what can happen if Electrical Maintenance is not performed.

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NFAPA 70E Webinar

View a previously recorded Webinar hosted by UIS all about the Operator Electrical Safety NFPA70E. Learn about real examples of what can happen if safety is not top of mind.

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Synergies of Consultants

In this complex world of high voltage and controls, consultants and specialty electrical service companies benefit from routine dialogue. An open dialogue helps both firms stay on top of current technologies, regulations, and industry trends. When does the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), cloud computing, or Artificial Intelligence (AI) makes sense to add to the specifications? When does the NFPA70E/B, ANSI, NERC, or FERC standard need to be considered? Download to find out more.