What is SCADA’s role in Industry 4.0?
August 6, 2019
The term Industry 4.0 was first mentioned at the Hannover Trade Fair in 2011. Experts proclaimed that a new Industrial Revolution had arrived, driven by automation, communication and the internet. A flag was planted and smart industrial manufacturing...
Data, Doctor Who and Utilities
July 15, 2019
The Xylem Data Science team (XDS) has invented a methodology for making sure that our data science isn't just correct at any moment in time, but that we can recapitulate (ideally) the entire history of any given research project quantitatively. (Part 1 of 2)
SCADA 101: What is SCADA?
April 9, 2019
Electric, water and gas utilities all depend on SCADA, but what is it really? Officially it stands for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition. Most often when we think of electric, water and gas, we think of the metering, billing and revenue collection side of the business.
Is AMI Overkill for Gas Utilities?
January 9, 2019
The gas industry has become comfortable with an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” approach. But the largest U.S. gas utilities are answering the call of digitalization. Join those who proactively use AMI and other smart technology to streamline operations, reduce costs and improve safety.
Sonix IQ: The Field Trial Chronicles (Part I)
December 5, 2018
Lessons learned from field trials of the Sonix IQ™ ultrasonic gas meter—the smart meter poised to change the way gas is measured for residential customers in North America. It is available in 250 CFH or 400 CFH classes at half the size of traditional diaphragm meter.
Key Takeaways from the ESRI GeoConX Conference
November 9, 2018
After attending ESRI GeoConX, I am certain that GIS and geospatial analytics are the present and the future of the utility industry. Utilities, large and small, are embracing GIS and are realizing the power that lies within geospatial data.