Wastewater treatment efficiency in Donegal has been significantly improved thanks to the completion of a major SCADA, automation, telemetry and telecoms infrastructure project by EMR Integrated Solutions.
EMR was awarded a contract for the provision of an integrated SCADA and telemetry system for the monitoring of newly-installed disinfection systems in small treatment plants and storage facilities across the west of Ireland covering Mayo and Leitrim. This was completed on behalf of Irish Water for Mayo County Council.
EMR recently secured a €250,000 contract win with Meath County Council to provide real-time monitoring of the county’s wastewater facilities
The primary objective of the project is to improve operational efficiency and reduce response times to plant failures. The initial system comprises a web-connected SCADA server linked via high power radio to 30 main wastewater collection and treatment assets. Read more
EMR Integrated Solutions recently announced its selection by Irish Water to upgrade the water utility network in Leitrim, in a six-figure deal.
The upgrade gives Irish Water greater control over the water distribution network, allowing for a higher degree of automation and closer management and monitoring of water flows, pressure and quality.
It also plays a significant role in the battle against ‘unaccounted for’ water. Read more
Northern Ireland Water (NIW) is a government-owned water utility serving a population of 1.7 million across the province of Northern Ireland. With the second largest network of pipelines, water and wastewater treatment plants in the UK, NIW operates the largest single, radio-based telemetry network on the island of Ireland.
This network has formed a key part of NIW infrastructure for the past 10 years and provides real time monitoring of critical infrastructure. In 2011 EMR was awarded a €1.8 million contract to upgrade the network from the legacy analogue radio technology to a state-of-the-art digital radio network based on the 4RF Aprisa platform. Read more
Northern Ireland Water enjoys better visibility and manageability of its water distribution network, thanks to a telemetry upgrade, installed and commissioned by EMR Integrated Solutions.
The upgrade involves the replacement of 900 telemetry outstations or remote terminal units (RTUs), spread throughout the province. The RTUs take data from unmanned assets such as pumping stations, service reservoirs and water treatment works and transfer it back to the utility’s central control rooms, providing better remote monitoring, diagnostics and management of the water distribution network. Read more
Dunboyne, Co Meath, Friday, 9th October 2015: Leading SCADA network and mobile telecommunications supplier, EMR Integrated Solutions today announced it has signed a €1 million contract with Northern Ireland Water (NIW) to upgrade the utility’s telemetry network.
The technology refresh renders the telemetry network IP-ready and is part of a strategic plan to protect the province’s high quality water supply and drive down operating costs. Read more
Dublin, 17th September, 2014: Following a very successful SCADA user group event during the summer and requests from participants to continue a forum for SCADA professionals, EMR Integrated Solutions today launched an online SCADA industry group on popular networking site, LinkedIn.
The ‘Telemetry, SCADA and Automation Engineering’ group serves as a forum for Telemetry, SCADA engineering professionals, automation engineers or any industry professionals responsible for controlling, managing and securing SCADA networks. The group is a non-commercial, open discussion forum with particular emphasis on current or future issues relating to utility networks such as water and power and which are specific to Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain.
Commenting on the launch, Mark Quinn, managing director with EMR said:
“We had lots of lively discussion and debate on the future of telemetry and SCADA at our recent face-to-face meeting, and I’m hoping that this online forum will provide a mechanism to create a real community with industry peers willing to share their views and experiences and advance industry thought on an ongoing basis.”
As a private group on the popular networking site, membership will be restricted to industry professionals and those with an interest in the subject matter.
Those interested in getting involved can join by clicking on the button below.
Over 30 engineers and senior technicians from county councils around the country gathered in Dunboyne, Co Meath today for the first in a series of Ignition SCADA User Group meetings.
The event was designed to encourage information and knowledge sharing in SCADA networking technology and to discuss some of the key challenges facing the water industry in the months ahead.
Delegates heard from Mark Quinn, managing director of EMR Integrated Solutions who in his ‘SCADA 101’ presentation outlined the evolution of SCADA technology and focused on some of the key elements that are growing in importance in light of the new regulatory regime.
This was followed by a series of interactive roundtable discussions, facilitated by senior EMR staff which focused on five technology streams. Delegates were given their choice of three such streams from alarm monitoring, network management, energy, water auditing and compliance reporting. The alarm monitoring and water auditing streams proved particularly popular with attendees.
Travis Cox from Inductive Automation then exclusively revealed the Ignition technology roadmap to users, highlighting some of the key software releases and features coming down the tracks, all designed to deliver powerful analytics and simplified usability.
The afternoon session was kicked off by Mark Quinn with a look to the future of SCADA in Ireland. This was followed by Steve Grainger of Halma Water/Radcom who gave delegates an overview of the use of GPRS loggers in the water industry. Several case studies were also showcased, which helped to bring the technology to life.
Padraig Farrell from Longford County Council also shared his knowledge and experience of using the Ignition solution and this really struck a chord with delegates as fellow users.
The session ended with an open forum discussion on some of the challenges in the months and years ahead.
According to Mark Quinn:
“The event was a huge success. Delegates really enjoyed the interactive, roundtable discussions in particular as it gave them an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with each other. Many attendees have already approached us to run another event and given our commitment to the SCADA industry and the critical juncture we all face, it’s something EMR will continue to do on a regular basis”.
This event is now over.
Please download the presentation material from the links below.
10.00 – 10.15 | Introduction and Welcome – EMR Integrated Solutions
10.15 – 10.35 | SCADA 101 – EMR Integrated Solutions
SCADA 101 – Mark Quinn, Managing Director, EMR
10.35 – 12.00 | Individual Roundtables on Choice of Three SCADA Streams
Water Auditing – Peter Thornton, Technical Director, EMR
Compliance Reporting – Derek Glynn, COO & CTO, EMR
Alarm Management – Dermot O’Donnell, Senior Technical Engineer, EMR
Energy – Brian Martin, Director of Sales (SCADA), EMR
Network Management – Mark Quinn, Managing Director, EMR
12.45 | Q & A
1.00 | Lunch Served
2.00 | The Future of SCADA
The Future of SCADA – Mark Quinn, Managing Director, EMR
2.20 | Real World Case Study
The use of GPRS Loggers in Live Environments – Steve Grainger, European Sales Business Development Manager, Halma Water/Radcom
2.45 | Open Forum Discussion
4.00 | Finish