EMR Integrated Solutions was today awarded contracts by Coffey Water for the supply and implementation of SCADA and telemetry systems on two major projects in Kilmallock, Co Limerick and Oldcastle, Co. Meath.

Wexford County Council awards SCADA network project to EMR

Leading communications and SCADA network supplier, EMR Integrated Solutions today announced a €750,000 contract to provide a SCADA system to Wexford County Council. The initial system will comprise a web-connected SCADA server linked via high power radio to the forty main water treatment and distribution assets including abstraction points, treatment plants, pumping stations and reservoirs.

In addition the system will be linked via SMS with over 300 metering points across the entire distribution network. The system provides a comprehensive platform for the monitoring, control reporting and analysis of all aspects of network performance including water quality, flow rates, storage capacity, plant faults and maintenance issues. Within weeks of installation the operators and caretakers have seen the benefits.

The web connected SCADA server provides plant caretakers with a real-time view of the status of their plant from any web-connected PC. Now caretakers can perform out of-hour’s checks without having to attend site.

EMR Integrated Solutions today announced a contract with Kildare County Council for its River Barrow Abstraction Pipeline.

EMR secures major water conservation project with Kilkenny County Council

Leading SCADA and instrumentation provider, EMR Integrated Solutions today announced it has secured a €150,000 contract with Kilkenny County Council’s water services division, to implement a major water conservation data collection and analysis network system.

The initial system comprises a SCADA server linked via SMS to over 140 main water flowmeters and SMS Data Loggers.  The system serves as a comprehensive platform for the monitoring, control reporting and analysis of all aspects of the DMA networks.

Alarms relating to abnormal flow conditions are sent by SMS text message directly to the mobile phones of designated staff, and response times have improved significantly. From a management perspective the benefits of the system have been enormous. Automatic report generation has significantly reduced the effort involved in complying with EU reporting obligations.

Kilkenny County Council administers a local authority area of over 796 sq miles with a population of over 95,000. A major area of activity for Kilkenny County Council is the provision of water and waste water services and this is achieved using a range of treatment plants, reservoirs, pumping stations and an extensive pipeline network.

With the integration of data from the SMS data loggers on the distribution network management now have an holistic view of their water network from the moment water is abstracted from the river or ground water source right the way through to the consumers. This integrated view has facilitated reductions in waste, improved reliability and quality and reduced the cost of service delivery.

EMR Integrated Solutions today announced a deal with Dundrum Town Centre for the supply and configuration of a two-way radio communications system for the site.

Dundrum Town Centre enjoys retail therapy with purchase of two-way radio system from EMR

Leading communications and networks provider, EMR Integrated Solutions today announced a deal with Dundrum Town Centre for the supply and configuration of a two-way radio communications system for the site.

As Ireland’s largest shopping centre with over 140 shops, restaurants and 3,400 parking spaces, the communications system will be used to manage the various contractors on site, as the centre continues to expand and develop.

Based on Motorola technology, EMR recommended upgrading the existing system to the new Motorola MOTOTRBO digital radio system to provide the extended radio system coverage throughout the centre.

Commenting on the project, Eddie Ingle, security manager, with Dundrum Town Centre said:

“EMR supplied the initial radio system and when we expanded the centre buildings they helped to recommend a solution to address the black spot coverage issues. The MOTOTRBO digital radio system upgrade solution has been a tremendous success. The digital audio quality from the radio handsets is superb even in the high noise public mall areas. The Impres battery technology has reduced any of the previous battery duration and charging issues. We are extremely impressed by this system and value the service provided by EMR to Dundrum Town Centre.”

Several Motorola DR3000 system repeaters were commissioned to the existing specialist combining infrastructure and dispersed antenna systems throughout the complex. Utilising the new digital transmission system the result was an immediate signal improvement to all of the operational areas throughout the complex. All of the black spot areas unreachable by the older analogue system were now fully covered by this new digital system.

Further advantages of this digital upgrade provided enhanced off-site coverage levels extending to the old Dundrum shopping centre. As both the car park and cleaning contractors carry out duties within this location this new system allowed staff in both site locations to remain in contact at all times. The benefits of this additional coverage enhanced the daily safety and support levels to the staff in this remote location providing further value and efficiency from this digital system upgrade.

EMR Integrated Solutions today announced it has secured a €100,000 contract to provide a SCADA system to monitor the operation or the six largest pumping stations within the South Dublin County Council (SDCC) network.

South Dublin County Council awards major SCADA infrastructure project to EMR

Leading SCADA and instrumentation provider, EMR Integrated Solutions today announced it has secured a €100,000 contract to provide a SCADA system to monitor the operation or the six largest pumping stations within the South Dublin County Council (SDCC) network.
EMR opted to deploy Motorola Moscad RTUs communicating with the SCADA central PCs via high power radio.
The initial success of the system lead quickly to the addition of a further 18 outstations and the upgrading of existing Moscad RTUs to provide full control of the pumping stations. The addition of local HMI screens with real-time process mimics and historical trending allowed field staff change pumping plans, adjust set-points and look at station performance without having to leave the pumping station. The addition of rainfall monitoring and Combined Storm Overflowmonitors integrated with the data from the Motorola RTUs to provide information on infiltration.

The upgrading of the control centre to include a web Access server proved to be a significant enhancement with out-of-hours alarms being investigated by staff from home to assess the most appropriate response. Maintenance contractors, management and regulatory bodies were given secure remote access via the web further expanding the use of the system without incurring significant additional cost. A comprehensive reporting package was installed to eliminate the requirement for caretakers keeping paper records regarding plant performance. This resulted in the timely generation of reports for management, maintenance and planning teams and provides an audit trail in the event of an incident. With the advent of mandatory reporting EU requirements this element of the system came into its own.

SDCC also has responsibility for maintaining and monitoring a now closed landfill site in Friarstown. When the on-site environmental monitoring system ceased to be reliable SDCC sought to expand EMR’s SCADA system to cover this area. In doing so SDCC realised that the versatility and reliability of the SCADA system could be used to address an long running problem. The accessibility of the information available on the SCADA system has facilitated a higher level of monitoring of gas discharges, leachate levels and flow rates and enhanced SDCC EPA reporting capability.