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JWB Company at The Connecticut Water Pollution Abatement Association’s (CWPAA) 29th Annual Trade Show

Posted by dldaily on Wed, May 15, 2013 @ 9:33 AM

Visit Jamie Birkenberger with JWB Company at The Connecticut Water Pollution Abatement Association’s (CWPAA) 29th Annual Trade Show scheduled for Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at New Life Church, 350 High Hill Road, Wallingford, CT. Over 70 booths will be available, showcasing products, services and equipment targeted for Connecticut’s wastewater industry. Invitations are being sent to every wastewater treatment plant in Connecticut, and to a large number in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Water treatment plant operators, consulting engineers and pub... Continue Reading

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Case Study: Hampton Water Works Co. and Salisbury Water Supply Co.

Posted by jBrown on Fri, Jul 15, 2011 @ 5:08 PM

Hampton Water Works Co. in New Hampshire and Salisbury Water Supply Co. in Massachusetts use the Verbatim Model VSS-8C Autodialer/Alarm Monitor for 24-hour surveillance of two municipal water distribution facilities. During system upgrades for both plants, workers installed the Verbatim autodialer to take over status and alarm reporting on nights and weekends. The monitor is programmed for 11 areas in the plants, which serve about 11,000 customers during peak summer months when daily water delivery nears 7 million gal. Critical monitoring areas comprise water levels in storage tanks and ope... Continue Reading

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Case Study: Rose Street Lift Station

Posted by jBrown on Thu, Jun 9, 2011 @ 4:56 PM

The Rose Street Lift Station in San Benito, Texas, uses the Chatterbox Automatic Alarm Dialer: a unit furnished with four digital inputs that can access landlines, pagers, cell phones and voice-mail systems. Plant officials keep the dialer in a Nema 4X enclosure with a transparent casing so that crews can easily view its status. Typical for this type of facility, the alarm is used to monitor power failure and high wet-well levels. Four phone numbers—including the police station’s—are programmed into the system in case of emergency. In fact, an emergency was the impetus behind the c... Continue Reading

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Case Study: L.A. County Finds Reliable Pump Monitoring with AlarmAgent.com

Posted by jBrown on Fri, May 20, 2011 @ 12:03 PM

On July 15, 2006, a power outage at a Manhattan Beach, Calif., pump station resulted in the largest wastewater spill in a decade. Although the facility had a SCADA system in place, a combination of equipment and communication failures occurred, causing extreme flooding. Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County officials knew that such an event could never occur again, so they turned to RACO for a solution. Many cities and unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County are separated from the main metropolitan area by mountains, so communications options are limited. The current SCADA system us... Continue Reading

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Catalyst: An Option for Flexible Monitoring

Posted by jBrown on Thu, Apr 7, 2011 @ 11:35 AM

For flexible remote communications, RACO offers Catalyst, the first integrated, interactive system for pump station data logging, alarm notification and status checks for water and wastewater treatment plants. The Catalyst system can monitor up to 256 points at once for data and event logging, storing information on data samples, alarms, channel state changes and configuration changes on five megabytes of memory. Catalyst can communicate that information to up to 96 user destinations through phone, fax, e-mail, or pager, or send it to a central computer. With space for up to 45 minutes of v... Continue Reading

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