WATER & WASTEWATER
Innovative technologies are needed to help control and monitor water supply systems throughout the world. RealiteQ a unique web SCADA technology that works over the Internet can help decision-makers share information crucial to cooperation in the management of water supply.
A unique SCADA technology. RealiteQ developed and operated by the Israeli company Reali Technologies Ltd, is a virtual information and communication technology (ICT) network that provides a reliable and secure event channel for real-time remote control and monitoring.
Increasingly complex decisions regarding water and sewage infrastructure management have become increasingly complex, requiring the aid of super computers and state-of-the-art software to process high volumes of incoming data. Decision makers must have access to different levels of constantly developing applications for the optimization of plants, network solvers, quality analysis, dilution and more. However, any application, no matter how advanced and sophisticated it may be, needs basic data from all facilities and arrays in order to perform the necessary calculations based on one model or another, and recommend a modus operandi.
The true challenge RealiteQ developers had to face was the facilitation of a global system of monitoring and control, based on reliable and solid technology, which could span across borders and transpass sea, land, and air and switch between service providers and different communication networks.
Millions of various parameters are constantly gauged around the world; however, these data are routed nowadays mostly to local control centers, if at all.
Novel web SCADA technology:
RealiteQ is a unique SCADA technology that works over public internet and was designed for real-time control and monitoring of water, wastewater, and energy. It retrieves critical information from remote sensors, analyzers, and controllers, takes care of alerts and alarms notification, provides historical data, and opens a secured event channel for real-time remote control.
As a core technology, RealiteQ has been adopted by leading OEMs that offer controllers and analyzers with iCex (Integrated Cellular and Ethernet Explorer) functionality for real time remote control and monitoring of water and energy facilities over cellular networks, satellites and standard Internet.
RealiteQ is a highly secured technology that contains a variety of standard interfaces for connecting software for crisis management, scenario management, assets management, analytics, and optimization.
Real time retrieval of critical data is highly important when dealing with thousands and millions of measurements. RealiteQ streams selectable critical data to many data consumers. In addition, historical data is always available and refreshed. The system keeps remote sites “always on” and ensures availability of data and immediate action, regardless the actual operator or network it is attached to. All cellular networks, satellites, ADSL etc. may be used in the same “cloud.”
For water or energy supply, and other essential infrastructure, redundant communication is highly needed. RealiteQ offers communication redundancy.
RealiteQ is not only for monitoring. It opens secure event channel that enables remote operation as a reaction to alert, alarm, or other normal or abnormal scenarios and operations and enables managers of water utilities to have real crisis management.
Security and safety By virtue of being a control system for critical infrastructure, RealiteQ is protected with the highest security algorithm and all the data is protected by technologies that are used in banking and military applications. In addition, closing a valve, opening an alternative water supply channel, or resetting a critical alarm must be done carefully. The system uses an advanced algorithm that makes remote operation secure and safe.
New market research (2017 Zion Market Research) highlights some of the advantages of the WEB Base SCADA solution which is considered as the new generation of SCADA systems:
- “Fourth Generation – Cloud Internet Based SCADA System...”
- “ ... Cloud-based SCADA dramatically lower the costs associated with a traditional SCADA system… getting started with a cloud-based SCADA system, users can achieve about 90% reduction in costs…”
- “ ... Cloud-based SCADA also can improve the system's reliability. Cloud computing platform enables water and wastewater utilities to employ redundancy and disaster recovery capabilities far beyond that found in the typical water and wastewater IT departments…”
Smart Water Network
This pilot project is being carried out at American Water’s Innovation Department as part of the company’s strategy of constantly improving and increasing the efficiency of the water and waste disposal systems it operates. (...)
In 2013, RealiteQ was asked to provide a monitoring and operating solution for a relatively small corporation, which is only authorized to administer the Carmiel area, dealing primarily with operating and taking responsibility for the drinking water in the city and also taking some responsibility for the sewage stations. (...)
In 2009, RealiteQ was asked to upgrade and replace the Motorola radio system, which was highly inaccessible to both the operators and the regular service providers. (...)
A monitoring system for the sewage and water stations and water treatment plants of the Peleg-Hagalil regional water and sewage corporation, which is intended to provide a solution for the maintenance personnel for the purposes of the regular operation of the installations and water supply. (...)
In 2009, RealiteQ was asked to provide a solution for monitoring and operating the sewage and water stations of the Peleg-Hasharon water corporation. (...)
The project was carried out for a rural water authority that extends over huge areas and has great distances between the various sites. (...)
In the Lev-Hasharon area in central Israel, there are a large number of wells that were intended for pumping groundwater for purposes of drinking and irrigation of orchards and farmlands, which were in use for many years. (...)
Desalitech is an Israeli company that supplies advanced, energy-efficient seawater desalinization systems. The system was developed by Desalitech in 2008 and is supplied to industrial plants around the world. (...)
The agricultural company at Kibbutz Mizra in Israel has a large number of linear/pivot irrigation machines, distributed over extensive areas, differing and distant from each other. (...)
A local distributor and integrator of GE control systems in Austria was looking for a real-time communications system that would transmit the data of the controllers he provides to Austrian municipal water and sewage authorities. (...)
Solenis is an international chemical company with two centers, one in Europe and the other in the United States. The project’s key challenge was to enable full control of a large number of systems located around the world with minimal manpower and maximum uniformity, so that each constituent (product managers, region managers, sales managers and technical personnel) could see and operate their areas of responsibility easily and simply. (...)