Scada Water & Waste Water Software
Fluid Resource Management provides design/build/operation services to the Water, Wastewater, and Winery industries throughout California. Part of their service to clients is providing cost effective operation support to various sites, some of which are in remote areas of our service area. Their typical operator could easily drive 150-200 miles per day making the “rounds” to his assigned clients with a lot of unproductive windshield time.
FRM saw the potential of using Viking SCADA Callout Systems coupled with RFSCADA products to provide remote monitoring of alarm conditions and provide a reliable method for remote set point control. This, coupled with the graphing and logging capability allows FRM to troubleshoot each system in real-time from their office and in many cases correct the situation with just a phone call to the client’s staff. Using the alarming feature built into the Viking SCADA Callout System they can respond to repairs quickly by knowing ahead of time what exactly the problem is.
Since using Viking SCADA Callout System, their staff has become more productive by not being required to make daily visits to check tank levels, residuals, pH/D.O. levels, and log pump runtimes. The annual cost savings to their company in fuel alone is remarkable. One particular client required daily site inspections to record a number of data sets. At 100 miles roundtrip, it was clear that remote site monitoring/control would be effective in holding the cost down to our client.
Using Viking SCADA Systems and RFSCADA equipment, the site is now fully automated and process alarmed. This allows FRM staff to monitor the system from anywhere, and has cut back the number of trips from seven per week to once per week. A savings of over $500 per month in fuel alone. The drive time normally spent every day is now used for other projects that actually benefit from having onsite personnel.