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EMR to deploy telemetry and control system for Kildare County Council

EMR to deploy telemetry and control system for Kildare County Council

Leading communications and SCADA network supplier, EMR Integrated Solutions today announced it has been awarded a contract for the installation of a pipeline telemetry and control system for the Ballygoran to Collinstown pipeline in County Kildare.

This pipeline is being constructed by Ward & Burke, one of Ireland’s leading civil engineering contractors, to deliver water to cater for the expansion of the Intel facility in Leixlip.

EMR’s contract involves the installation of actuated valves and EMR’s RTUs with integrated radio communications and automation, which link to Kildare County Council’s SCADA server in Castlewarden Wastewater Treatment Works and expands on the systems previously installed by EMR in Kildare.

Laois County Council awards SCADA network extension to EMR

Laois County Council awards SCADA network extension to EMR

Leading communications and SCADA network supplier, EMR Integrated Solutions today secured a major SCADA network expansion contract with Laois County Council to provide real-time monitoring and control of more than 50 critical infrastructure sites throughout the county.

Installation of the new sites will be completed within three months and bring investment in the network to date to over €500,000.

Under the terms of the deal, EMR will install PLCs, HMIs and radio communications together with an upgrade of the electrical control systems at some sites.

The contract follows the successful completion of the Stage I of the Water Conservation SCADA system for Laois County Council in 2012.

These sites will now be monitored and controlled from the Laois County Council’s SCADA system, delivering information to managers and field personnel using EMR’s cloud-hosted SCADA servers and brings the number of sites on the system to over 200.

 

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.

Major SCADA and telemetry contract awarded to EMR

Leading communications and SCADA network supplier, EMR Integrated Solutions was today awarded contracts by Coffey Water for the supply and implementation of SCADA and telemetry systems on two major projects being undertaken at the Coffey Water DBO water treatment works in Kilmallock, Co Limerick and Meath County Council’s water treatment works in Oldcastle, Co. Meath.

EMR’s engineers will be undertaking the plant automation using Schneider PLC and automation hardware and Inductive Automation’s Ignition SCADA software.

In the case of the Oldcastle project, EMR will also integrate the new plant information with central SCADA servers installed previously by EMR in Meath County Council’s IT server facility.

Pic l-r: Mark Quinn, managing director, EMR Integrated Solutions, Derek Glynn, COO, EMR Integrated Solutions and Pearse Bradley, telemetry and SCADA manager, Northern Ireland Water on the award of a €1m/£700,000 contract to upgrade Northern Ireland Water's telemetry network. No fees for reproduction. Pic by Maura Hickey - tel: 086-8541130

EMR announces completion of major Northern Ireland Water contract

Leading communications and SCADA network supplier, EMR Integrated Solutions today announced it has completed the system handover of Northern Ireland Water’s new Digital Polling Radio Telemetry Network.

Working closely with Northern Ireland Water personnel, EMR’s installation team completed the project ahead of schedule marking the successful handover of this €1.8 million project.

The implementation of the new network, undertaken by EMR over the previous 12 months, involved the change over of almost 2,000 aging analogue radios throughout the province using 4RF’s Aprisa SR Digital Polling Radio.

The major challenge came from the requirement to carry out the work on the live network without service interruption.

Northern Ireland Water personnel have already begun a programme to significantly expand the network in the coming year.

 

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

Kildare County Council chooses EMR for major SCADA project

Leading communications and SCADA network supplier, EMR Integrated Solutions today announced a contract with Kildare County Council for its River Barrow Abstraction Pipeline.

Under the terms of the deal,  EMR will install the monitoring and control system for the new trunk main linking the new water treatment works at Srowland to the existing reservoirs at Ardscull and Old Kilcullan.

The system will provide automated pressure control and emergency shutdown in the event of a burst and all system information will be available to management and operators through the central server software.

The contract calls for the installation of communications and control equipment together with the central SCADA system to monitor and control the 15km pipeline through a network of 15 actuated valve and metering sites.

The project is expected to be completed within 6 months.

EMR to deploy telemetry and control system for Kildare County Council

EMR helps Longford County Council to reduce energy consumption at the town’s waste water treatment works

Leading SCADA and instrumentation provider, EMR Integrated Solutions today announced it has secured a contract to provide real-time monitoring of the energy consumption at Longford Town Waste Water Treatment Works.  The new system allows Longford Water Services to better understand how, when and where energy is consumed while having the ability to also assess the quality of the incoming supply.

The initial system comprises of multi-channel power monitors providing information on performance at equipment level as well as at the incoming supplies.

Although Longford is the fourth smallest of the 32 counties in area (1,091km2) and second smallest in terms of population (38,970), Longford County Council have been active in investigating ways to reduce energy consumption.

Commenting on the project, Padraig Farrell of Longford County Council said:

“EMR demonstrated a strong comprehension of our outline requirements and have delivered a feature rich solution. The system has greatly improved our ability to see what’s happening on our plants in relation to better operation and energy consumption.”

Through the calculation of EPIs (economic performance indicators) EMR could demonstrate how each item of monitored equipment was performing. This insight allows Longford to use the better performing equipment while identifying equipment needing attention.

A secure Ethernet wireless 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11g/b LAN with 128bit WEP and WPA encryption was created on site to retrieve process data from including flows and dissolved oxygen levels for the calculation of the EPIs without the requirement for additional cabling. Encryption of this wireless network was sufficient to form part of the Longford County WAN.

With the addition of SCADA, the energy information retrieved is combined with process data and presented in customized reports relating energy loads to unit costs, time, equipment efficiency, control methods and environmental factors. The reports are emailed automatically to relevant personnel, eliminating any requirement to retrieve data manually and are now being reviewed by production and accounts departments on a monthly basis. Based on these reports, better work practices are being implemented/tested relating to how and when energy is consumed and associated cost reductions achieved.

 

EMR to deploy telemetry and control system for Kildare County Council

Meath County Council looks to EMR to monitor water networks

EMR Integrated Solutions today announced 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 the thirty main wastewater collection and treatment assets.

Commenting on the project, Fergus Duffy of Meath County Council said:

“EMR have demonstrated a comprehensive knowledge of the requirements of our application and have delivered a feature rich radio-based SCADA solution. The system has greatly improved our ability to see what’s happening on our network and respond to incidents. The information gathered by the system has proven invaluable in reducing response times to incidents.”

To achieve the council’s objectives for the project, EMR installed a comprehensive UHF radio network and Motorola ACE3600 RTUs monitoring the performance of all key plants from a central web accessible SCADA server. Following initial deployment the network was extended to cover the water treatment and distribution assets and now includes over 100 sites operating over UHF radio.

In addition the system linked via GSM with over 200 metering points where flows and water quality data is collected at regular intervals across the entire distribution network. The system provides a comprehensive platform for the monitoring, control, reporting and analysis of all aspects of network performance.

Meath County Council administers a local authority area of over 2,342 km2 with a population of over 170,000 in the north east of Ireland. With a major growth in population, the need for efficient management of the water infrastructure is critical.

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 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.