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Servelec Technologies – a leading provider of end-to-end data collection, control and optimisation solutions for the water industry – is continuing to help authorities tackle significant monitoring and control challenges.

Faced with a drying climate and increasing demands, suppliers have a continued responsibility to provide sufficient sustainable and safe drinking water to Australia’s increasing population. Servelec Technologies is assisting by helping suppliers to monitor and control their remote assets and water sources with greater efficiency and accuracy through the acquisition, management and use of real-time data.

Data acquisition

Servelec Technologies manufactures the Kingfisher, TBox and Seprol ranges of remote telemetry units, which each provide a secure, proven and reliable solution for collecting data from, and controlling, geographically dispersed assets in the harshest environments. Servelec Technologies’ hardware includes solutions for the most demanding supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) applications through to low-power data-logging challenges in remote environments for applications such as water distribution, pump transfer, tank monitoring, and control and recycling, plus many more.

Rich enterprise SCADA and telemetry

Servelec Technologies’s scalable SCOPE SCADA platform collects and adds value to water companies’ asset performance data by integrating with other sources of information, providing a holistic view of operations in real time. SCOPE’s availability, resilience and market-leading security is why it is used to monitor and control assets from single pumps to whole corporate enterprise systems.

Data harvesting and analytics

Servelec Technologies’ suite of business optimisation software-as-a-service solutions is breaking new ground globally for water companies. Most recently, Water Corporation, the principal supplier of water and wastewater services in Western Australia, began a trial of MISER, Servelec Technologies’ network management advisory software, as it seeks to change the way it manages the yield from surface and groundwater sources, and operate its network over the medium to long term. In addition, Sydney Water, Australia’s largest water company, is currently undertaking a ‘proof of concept’ of Servelec Technologies’s market-leading asset management software, PIONEER, to optimise its mains renewals program to improve cost-effectiveness and reduce the occurrence of disruptive failures. Etienne Clauw, Servelec Technologies Sales Manager for Australia and New Zealand, says, ‘Despite the challenges facing Australian water authorities, this is an exciting time for data-driven developments, in the industry.

Servelec Technologies is at the forefront of these developments, and is committed to helping water companies improve their quality and security of supply while managing operating costs through the end-to-end systems we provide, including solutions for acquisition, presentation and analysing of realtime operational data’.

To find out more about Servelec Technologies’s end-to-end solutions for the water industry, visit www.servelec-technologies.com/water, email or call +61 03 8544 8544.

Melbourne Water has kicked off its major infrastructure renewal program in earnest, with several key projects just started or set to begin.

Drought-affected pastoralists and farmers in the Northern Territory can now apply for drought concessional loans under the 2015–16 round of the scheme.

 

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 15:28

Future Water 2016 out now!

The 2016 edition of Future Water magazine is out now!

To be officially launched at OzWater on 10 May, Future Water 2016 features 160 pages of Australian water industry insights and news.

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 15:44

Quality plus value – it CAN be done!

Every business owner wants to get the most out of their money – and that means finding a way to balance price and quality.

 

Saturday, 20 June 2015 10:49

Tricky dam question to answer

Debates about how we store and use water need to be had, despite them often becoming a case of ‘easier said than done’. The question of dams and their effectiveness in storing Australia’s water is one topic that is often subject to political spin at the hands of the Barnaby Joyces of this world; however, dams are not a particularly efficient way of storing water, especially in Australia.

Friday, 19 June 2015 09:43

Water storage for greener pastures

The need to store water has existed for as long as humankind. But technologies are always advancing, making water storage solutions more effective and more sustainable than ever.

The Queensbury Wastewater Pump Station is a key pump station in the SA Water network, supporting a population of almost 50,000 in Adelaide’s north-western suburbs. The pump station was originally constructed in 1935, and collects wastewater from around 20,000 properties, before pumping to the Bolivar Wastewater Treatment Plant for treatment and discharge or re-use.

Plastic pipe is now the material of choice for servicing most of Australia’s current and future water needs. It may surprise you that in the cities of Australia, plastic pipe provides around 85 per cent of the water-services related infrastructure that supports our daily lives.

Known colloquially as ‘keyhole surgery for the environment’, trenchless technology is a non-invasive construction technique used in a variety of government-funded infrastructure projects. Its uses range from the construction of tunnels and the installation of pipelines, to the rehabilitation of existing assets, such as water and wastewater sewers.

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