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Industrial BIG DATA coming to QUU

Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) was established on 1 July 2010 as a statutory body to be a distributor-retailer under the provision of the South East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009 and as a service provider under the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008. QUU shareholders are Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, and Somerset councils.

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LMW chooses parasyn to expand system

The Lower Murray Water (LMW) enterprise SCADA footprint consists of instances of CitectSCADA and ClearSCADA distributed over a number of sites. These SCADA systems can be accessed over the corporate network, however, as the need to access these systems by the broader business increases, greater consistency and compatibility is required. LMW is moving towards a…

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EGW sets standards for electrical work

SCADA and electrical design are engineering disciplines with overlaps when it comes to systems design, operational management and maintenance services. Performing one element of design without consideration for other aspects of the “system” can lead to unnecessary operational or capital costs. One important way to mitigate this risk is to manage contractors against standards, particularly…

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Westside GLNG SIL2 Transfer Station

The Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) project is a pioneering venture set to produce natural gas from Queensland’s coal seams and convert it into liquefied natural gas (LNG) for sale to world markets for many years to come. It relies on ongoing gas field development in the Surat and Bowen Basins, a 420-kilometre gas transmission…

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Irrigation Management from the Cloud

Intelligent water management for irrigation is essential. If water regularly fell from a cloud there would be no need for it. But when each drop falls to the ground, this precious resource on the driest continent on earth must be utilised to its fullest. To do this we need plans to share it, technology to…

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Need a SCADA system quick, with no fuss?

Don’t have a server room or even an IT department? Have assets that aren’t geographically centralised or even at fixed locations? Need a high availability and fault tolerant design but without high initial capital cost? Have reasonably reliable connectivity to the internet from all your remote assets? Have a remote workforce that needs access to…

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Type B Certification for AGL Compression Plant

The objective of AGLs initiative was to develop the SIL rated Safety Instrumented System (SIS) for the compressors and generators at Wallumbilla. The compressors are in a Zone II hazardous area and the generators and control cabinets are outside the hazardous area. Working with Drivetrain, Parasyn’s scope of services included Hazardous Area Electrical Design, Controls…

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CWW Recycled Water Plant under pressure

On 9th June 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) www.dhhs.vic.gov.au  gave the thumbs up for City West Water to operate the Altona Class A Recycled Water Plant. The Altona recycled water treatment plant train includes; The department independently satisfied itself that the operation and controls of individual unit processes were capable of…

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Substation Automation SCADA for the Military

With today’s urgent and necessary focus on security and integrity, it doesn’t change the fundamental assumption that the technology still needs to be reliable and work! As part of a major development for the Gallipoli Barracks at Enoggera, the successful Construction Contractor John Holland tendered to a number of Electrical Contractors for the Supply and…

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SEW Peninsula ECO

  The Fulton Hogan Delplant Beca Joint Venture (FHDB) was awarded its first major project as part of South East Water’s pipes and structures capital delivery program. The project is called the Peninsula ECO (Early Connection Option) Transfer Main Project. The following diagram outlines the Capital investment of the main project, benefits to customers and…

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Fuel Terminal more reliable with Automation

When Automation just has to be right, how can you simply just change the design on the fly? The truth is, the temptation is there to change things during deployment of any automation system, but it rarely produces a safer or sustainable result, even if it’s faster and more “efficient”! In 2013-2014 Stolthaven Australia constructed…

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SWIMs Reporting Made Easier

A bead of sweat trickles down the brow of Queensland Water service providers in spring each year. Why is that? Each year Service Providers (SPs) must collate significant volumes of data on water and sewerage services to numerous State and Commonwealth agencies. The Statewide Water Information Management (SWIM) project was created in 2006 to simplify…

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Controlling flooding

Design, construct and deploy a control system in 3 weeks? Early June 2014, Parasyn was contacted by McIlwain to scope and deliver the control system for managing a Brisbane River Waterway gate. In the event of a flood risk from the Brisbane River, the gate can be operated to block the flood risk passing from…

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What’s new – WTP upgraded for better management

Parasyn recently completed the Control System upgrade for East Gippsland Water’s Mallacoota and Orbost Water Treatment Plants.  The existing control systems consisted of obsolete Allen Bradley PLC’s that were no longer supported. The system topology included disparate control equipment and cabinets. As a result of improved operational requirements, the plants were upgraded including electrical switchboards…

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Warning: loT smoke and mirrors pending alarm!

As a child I first learned about Thing 1 and Thing 2 from the esteemed Dr Seuss http://seuss.wikia.com/wiki/Thing_One_and_Thing_Two . Even then “things” were defined as strange fury critters. Behold, today it’s savvy to be describing perhaps the greatest revolution of all time (“Internet of Things”) as a thing. But what does IoT mean? For some…

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Essential Service Recovers Quickly

East Gippsland Water (EGW) operates a water supply service for the Lakes Entrance area. Sometime during the night of 19th December, the water control management system became unavailable. Early morning on the 20th December, EGW advised Parasyn’s on-call team that they believed Mt Taylor Repeater had suffered a major lightning strike and that communications appeared…

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