Around the city of Anchorage are hundreds of small independent water plants, regulated by the State of Alaska, that produce water for condo and homeowner associations that are not part of the AWWU public water system. Off the road system around Alaska are nearly 300 more that service small communities. All of these are required to be certified operations and have operators to monitor the water product and insure the quality and safety of the water.
At these sites the iA3tm system collects data from new or legacy sensors on various applicable parameters, such as temperature, water on the floor, door openings, flow rate, turbidity, chlorine levels, pressure and tank levels. In response to water demand, the iA3tm system can directly control motors and valves or communicate with legacy controllers.
Data is available locally to create operator alerts issued by the local iA3tm system, as well as sent up to cloud servers where the data is available for any authorized person to use. Site owners or the community can check the system status, while authorized operators can access detailed process sensor data and controls.
Use of the iA3tm system has allowed Northern Utility Services to expand the number of systems they can manage while increasing the level of control and oversight they provide without more human operators, because each can effectively be in many places at once.
Additional benefits from the data have been found in detecting hidden leaks and pressure drops that if left undetected would have resulted in service interruptions.
In the future, iA3tm will be expanding to provide its simple interface for monitoring multiple remote systems to the nearly 170,000 water and wastewater systems around the United States, and eventually even more around the world.
Call us at (907) 770-1201 today if you have a unique control problem that would benefit from from the collection of data, local control and alerts, and cloud data for analytics and process optimization.