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.
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
Leading SCADA network and mobile telecommunications supplier, EMR Integrated Solutions today continued its drive towards better water quality with the launch of a high performance chlorine residual analysis solution for the water industry.
ChlorNet, available exclusively through EMR in Ireland, enables quick, accurate, real-time chlorine residual measurement in the water distribution network as well as at distribution sites such as reservoirs and booster stations.
Unlike hand-held chlorine residual analysers which typically provide sporadic data based on spot checks, ChlorNet sits at the tail end of the water distribution network and delivers continuous, real time analysis allowing water service providers to determine the correct chlorine dosage for the water supply.
Data collected by ChlorNet can also be fed back into the SCADA network providing operators with a dashboard view of real-time chlorine residual levels.
Commenting on the launch, Brian Martin, director of sales for SCADA, Telemetry and Instrumentation with EMR said:
“ChlorNet represents the second launch in as many months, of solutions designed to deliver better water quality and lower operational costs. With such a high level of focus on water quality, we will continue to bring to market solutions that help service providers deliver on their public commitments in a way that makes economic sense and generates real return on investment.”
Incorrect chlorine dosage in the drinking water supply could pose a public safety risk and the Environmental Protection Agency has set down strict standards around chlorine residual that must be available to protect against harmful bacteria.
Chlornet, follows the launch of NephNet, the most accurate and reliable turbidity sensor on the market. NephNet is a portable, battery-operated monitor, which offers months of continuous, accurate readings at low levels. NephNet is also available exclusively through EMR.
Leading SCADA network and mobile telecommunications supplier, EMR Integrated Solutions today announced the launch of ATI’s NephNet to the Irish market, a high performance turbidity monitoring solution for the water industry.
Available exclusively through EMR, the solution has already saved the UK water industry millions of pounds through reconditioning of existing water mains instead of evasive cleaning and/or re-lining.
NephNet is a portable, battery-operated turbidity monitor, which offers months of continuous, accurate readings at low levels. The NephNet is the only device that can monitor continuously and for long periods of time to deliver high alarms of events.
Commenting on the launch, Brian Martin, director of sales for SCADA, Telemetry and Instrumentation with EMR said:
“The NephNet solution is a key component in our move towards providing an automatic flushing system for distribution networks, based on quality monitoring and not pre-programmed flushing routines. This will maintain quality standards achieved at production throughout the network and promote water conservation,” he said.
NephNet is the most accurate and reliable turbidity sensor on the market, a finding supported by the University of Sheffield who backed by the UK water industry spent two years conducting research into its operation.
NephNet is available exclusively through EMR.
About EMR Integrated Solutions
EMR Integrated Solutions is a leading provider of communications, SCADA and instrumentation solutions. With a track record stretching back to the early 1980s and a management team with a wealth of industry experience, the company has established a strong, successful foothold in markets as diverse as retail, hospitality, utility, telecoms and public safety. The organisation has customers across Ireland, the UK and Europe and has the expertise, engineering know-how and project management capability to delivery large, complex, integrated solutions on time and within budget.
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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
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.
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 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.
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.