The fundamental element
Because water is fundamental to life, water systems are arguably one of the most important civil infrastructures. Drinking-water systems collect water from rivers and lakes, remove pollutants, and distribute clean water safely for drinking, cooking, and bathing. Wastewater systems collect used water and sewage, remove contaminants, and discharge clean water back into rivers and lakes for future use. Other systems prevent flooding, generate electricity, reclaim gray water for irrigation, and support industrial processes.
Properly managing these systems requires effective measurement. Since 1967, NIVUS has developed solutions for accurately measuring flows and levels through advanced sensor technologies, transmitters, data collection systems, and telecontrols.
In 2015, NIVUS entered the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) market with the launch of NICOS. The scalable, modular NICOS system allows organizations to locally and remotely monitor and control flows, collect and analyze real-time data, and access telemetry data from any web-enabled device.
“SCADA systems like NICOS are crucial for water and wastewater utilities, hydrologists, and industrial users,” says Karin Guttmann, Technical Editor, NIVUS GmbH. “They provide data to support public safety, improve process efficiency, assure product quality, and maintain system uptime.”