Cow farts and managing methane emissions
February 4, 2020
Whether you believe in climate change or not, one fact that cannot be mistaken is that greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise. One of the more problematic greenhouse gases is methane, and one of the largest emitters is agriculture in the form of cow farts and cow burps.
Combo utility dilemma: one AMI system or many?
November 20, 2019
Providing customers with reliable water, gas or electricity is a key tenant for all utilities. Many face the added challenge of delivering a combination of gas, water or electric services. Being a combination utility adds a layer of complexity to an already complex business.
Sensus and Urbint – taking AMI beyond meter reading
November 14, 2019
AMI is no longer just about collecting meter reads – it’s about connected solutions that enable us to predict issues, not just react to them. Leveraging data transmitted over the Sensus FlexNet communications network, Urbint uses artificial intelligence to potential weak spots along gas pipelines.
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.