Real-time business intelligence and performance monitoring

 

SCADAWatch

Overview


click to enlargeA real-time operational performance monitoring and reporting dashboard, SCADAWatch brings business intelligence into interaction processes in the control room. It enables water utilities to conduct zonal mass balance and water audits to determine non-revenue water and monitor everything from uptime to analytics, access timely information to make better decisions, react faster to important events and identify opportunities to drive operational efficiencies as they happen. It positions operators as a major force for system improvement, regulatory compliance, and financial planning.

Knowledge for proactive decision making

SCADA systems give utilities real time information about the status of their water distribution and collection systems. Most SCADA systems are optimized to provide fast and reliable data directly to the control room — but not to the analytics level for decision support and business process optimization. To create these day-to-day business analytics, water utility operators must manually extract, piece together, comprehend and analyze static data. SCADAWatch solves these complex offline analyses challenges by letting operators instantly optimize business processes from the control room, using user-level customized dashboard reporting and high fidelity, real-time data and analytical techniques such as business rules, correlations, signal processing and powerful statistics. This provides better leverage without impacting existing systems. Users can instantly access, analyze and drill down through a wealth of information for more effective data-driven decision-making in dynamic situations.

Real-time operational monitoring

SCADAWatch brings all key performance metrics together in the control room for proactive decision-making and business process optimization. It equips operators with the first-ever scalable framework for proactively viewing, sharing and analyzing all key water distribution network information, operational performance indicator (KPI) measures and hydraulic and water quality data in motion, both on real-time business dashboards and in proactive alerts. It automatically generates detailed, high-fidelity performance reports and develops the optimal course of action based on specific performance objectives. Operators can now save time, monitor everything from uptime to analytics, focus on what matters, react faster to important events and identify opportunities to drive operational efficiencies as they happen.

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Real-time interactive dashboard reporting

SCADAWatch allows water utility operators to better leverage and consolidate real-time SCADA data, network modeling and GIS for information flows that are faster, more relevant, analytically optimized and actionable. Users can instantly create, view and interactively analyze presentation-quality reports on a real-time, information-rich business dashboard fully customized to their needs, getting an at-a-glance perspective on system performance. For example, operators can determine non-revenue water; summarize daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal and annual water consumption; determine maximum, minimum and average zonal pressures; and view other business performance indicators — all with the click of a mouse. Using accurate network performance and operational information from real-time data, control room operators can continuously monitor their water distribution systems' vital signs and critical issues; quickly and reliably assess system integrity; identify areas that need immediate attention; and respond quickly to upsets, failures, and other non-routine situations. They can now spot any operational issues on the fly and quickly take action to drive business performance.

SCADAWatch supports iframe dashlet using external resource like Power BI, video, website, weather or image as dashlet data source. It can directly link and display data from virtually any standard database (Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, OLE DB, PI System, Wonderware, iHistorian, Sybase, ODBC, Firebird, Informix, etc.) and can import sensor data using CSV, XML, JSON or REST API.

Compelling results presentation

SCADAWatch is designed to drive maximum value while minimizing implementation cost. Extremely easy to learn and use, it also integrates easily with existing SCADA systems and other enterprise applications, and can be configured and running in seconds. Flexible reporting solutions include comprehensive visualization capabilities with support for report elements like tables, cross-tabular reports and charts with multiple options such as bar, column, pie, and more. Complete user-level customized paper and electronic reporting capabilities are fully supported. SCADAWatch also supports all modern browsers include Chrome, Firefox, IE 9.0 and above, Safari and Microsoft Edge.

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Non-Revenue Water Calculation

An indispensable modeling tool, SCADAWatch revolutionizes the way water utilities use pressure, flow and tank level data to automatically conduct zonal mass balance and water audits. The results allow them to quickly and accurately determine non-revenue water and minimum night-time flows, and obtain real-time warning of network performance problems; gauge loss of system hydraulic, water quality and physical integrity; and spot other operational inefficiencies. Powerful modeling tools include pressure zone or DMA delineation and mass balance calculation showing total inflow, outflow, storage, usage, non-revenue water, energy consumption, energy cost, and carbon footprint in real time. To assist in climate change adaptation, SCADAWatch also calculates real-time energy consumption and cost as well as carbon footprint for each pressure zone or DMA.

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View your non-revenue water at a glance


Powerful Biz Block

A powerful Biz Block allows users to perform simple and complex mathematical operations on SCADA and sensor data, create information-rich dashboards and reports on the results. It also encapsulates business specific calculations in a modular fashion with complete data-driven workflow diagrams. This can enable users, for example, to quickly and accurately calculate the specific capacity of a well to help them determine its design pumping rate or maximum yield.

Historical and Real-Time Event Management

SCADAWatch can compare and analyze current readings against historical data being collected such as sewer overflow/spills events and current flow monitoring data. This can help in decision-making for possible actions with O&M activities as well as tracking consent decree and sewer rehabilitation and capacity relief projects, to ensure spending money in the right place.

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Discover some of the many benefits of SCADAWatch:

  • Complete GIS representation of the water network: directly import InfoWater/InfoSWMM (SA) network facility and GIS layers
  • Synchronize and compare InfoWater (SA) and InfoSWMM (SA) simulation results with real-time SCADAWatch data
  • Interface with SCADA, real-time databases and billing data
  • Monitor any metered water and sewer facility (storage tanks, pumps, valves, wet wells, manholes, storm tanks, etc.) in real-time
  • Color-code based on any search result values, create templates for frequently used searches and dashboards, and show tank levels and any monitored facility data in diagrams
  • Delineate pressure zones and DMAs and compute mass balance showing total inflow, outflow, storage, usage, non-revenue water, energy consumption, energy cost, and carbon footprint in real-time
  • Instantly view non-revenue water at any time
  • Create multiple mass balance diagrams for different pressure zones or DMAs
  • Instantly compute demand patterns for each pressure zone and user type
  • Perform simple and advanced statistical analyses and multiple curve fitting functions to better understand trends, patterns and correlations between your network parameters
  • Identify events based on user-defined criteria
  • Instantly compare, visualize, analyze and summarize data
  • Display comprehensive dashboards of user-selected KPIs, showing you how your network is performing at a glance
  • Improve conservation measures and lower O&M costs
  • Predict and prevent sewer overflows and spills
  • Monitor compliance with state and federal regulations

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