Monitoring and Instrumentation

Monitoring and Instrumentation

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SCADA system provides applicable data

Problem

Workers at Caryville-Jacksboro (Tenn.) Utility Commission spent 48 person hours per day and countless financial resources managing 49 lift stations. Without timely data to detect inflow and infiltration and excess energy consumption, they found it difficult to operate efficiently.

Solution

Mission Communications installed a cellular-to-web SCADA system. The trending data enabled operators to identify defects throughout the system. Alarms on pumps and electric power connections alerted them to problems before they worsened or damaged equipment.

Result

The system enabled the utility to reduce annual flow by 36 million gallons and energy usage by $21,540, while saving $98,000 on operations and maintenance. The data paved the way for Caryville-Jacksboro to receive a U.S. EPA Outstanding Leadership and Successful Organizational Achievements award. 877/993-1911; www.123mc.com.



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