Instrumentation and control

City functions can be made "smart" through technologies we call Enablers. As a Technology Enabler, Instrumentation and Control is one of the digital underpinnings of a smart city as you'll read in this section.

Modernizing the Grid: How a Utility Cured an Ibuprofen Plant’s Biggest Headache

Mon, 2014-07-14 16:58 -- SCC Staff

The Albemarle Ibuprofen plant is an anchor of the economy in the Orangeburg, South Carolina area. But power outages were providing the facility's biggest headache. Read how the local utility worked with Siemens to cure it.

Smart Sensors Provide Cost-Saving Solutions in Finland

Fri, 2014-07-04 13:18 -- SCC Staff

The waste management authority in the town of Porvoo, Finland found itself challenged by the increasing amount of waste that the town's many guests were generating during the summer season. Read in this Enevo case study how a sensor system helped clean up Porvoo and saved money.

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communication Platforms: The Future Bricks and Mortar for Building Intelligent Water Systems

Wed, 2014-07-02 06:00 -- SCC Staff

Improved sensor technologies and firmware applications, big data analytics tools and embedded machine-to-machine communication and processing platforms have opened up new opportunities for utilities to collect data that has typically been manually collected and rarely evaluated. This white paper highlights those opportunities and their application in building intelligent water systems.