Application Stories and Articles

Improved Phone Call-out Alarm Notification with VOIP

Cypress Ridge WWTP converted their hardwired TAPI-based telephone alarm notification system to use Voice-Over-IP (VOIP) resulting in less hardware and significant gains in reliability .
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Genentech discusses TopView® at PI UC 2015

At the South San Francisco campus, the Genentech Facilities Data Technologies (FDT) need to address issues of aging facilities, better alarm management, site-wide energy management and other sustainability initiatives.
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TopView assists Power Load Balancing in the UK

Balancing the supply and demand of electricity is a dynamic challenge and a mandatory requirement for electricity providers on the grid. In the UK, Endeco Technologies provides CashBack from National Grid and energy savings from energy bill optimisation. EXELE TopView alarm monitoring and notification software is used as a user facing tool in the Network Operations Centre for recognizing and acknowledging when faults and events in the system are detected.
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Energy Metrics uses Exele TopView in data center power applications

Energy Metrics develops data centers energy and operations optimization software and specialized facility and IT integration services. One of their software integration applications is the inclusion of smart power strip technology in data center installations, providing more granular monitoring and enabling the operators to gather real-time power consumption data. Exele TopView provides a key role in monitoring and alarming of power consumption data.
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Alarm mobility increases hydropower plant reliability

In 2011 the Edmundston Energy Department brought in Roy Consultants to modernize their control systems in order to improve their operations and provide better service to their customers. An older DOS Based system which was installed in the 80’s was replaced with a new Citect SCADA system and TopView Alarm Notification system. The new system monitors all aspects of the municipal electric utility including the 3 hydropower generation plants, 4 substations and the distribution system.
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Advanced Alarm Notification Improves Hydro Operations

Brookfield Renewable Energy is a leading global developer and producer of clean and environmentally-preferred energy from primarily waterpower. Brookfield’s Canadian Operations include Sault Hydro Operations on the Montreal River and the St. Mary’s River in northwest Ontario, encompassing 11 generating units at five separate generating stations producing 203 MW and embracing a watershed of 2900 km².
Sault Hydro Operations implemented an advanced warning system to provide notification of potential alarm conditions, installing Exele Information Systems’ TopView Alarm Notification software.
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Power Plant uses Text Messaging for alarms

For a long time Xcel Energy had been looking for a system that would allow them to monitor all of the process variables and potential alarm conditions and enable them to notify the appropriate people quickly and easily.
“We have setup the TopView system to send text messages for all sorts of events” Said McMullan. “We have standard messages which can have variables embedded in them so that the recipient not only knows the condition but can see the details or severity behind that event.”
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TopView Voice Notification for Municipal Water and Wastewater

There are several reasons why customers choose voice communication over internet based solutions or text messaging. Mack McGhee, President of Sunapsys, Inc., a Virginia-based company specializing in the design and implementation of SCADA systems for municipalities, explains how they provide their municipal customers voice communication solutions.
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Mitsubishi Power Systems uses TopView in monitoring center

Continuous remote monitoring and historical trending for practically limitless operating parameters allow Mitsubishi Power Systems to formulate recommendations that assist their gas and steam turbine customers in making informed business maintenance and repair decisions.
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What can condition monitoring tell?

Every monitoring situation has challenges, but keeping tabs on a wind turbine presents a special list, one that includes extreme and varying weather, frequent load changes, and often in remote unmanned locations.
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TopView assists Flakeboard in Energy Savings

Flakeboard decided to implement a long-term energy-savings program.  This involved an Energy audit, implementation design, and the use of Energy Management software which includes Exele TopView for real-time monitoring and notification.
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Data centers: Benefits of Centralized Monitoring, Alarm, & Notification

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Pushing Alarms Beyond the Building Walls

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Monitoring, Alarm Software Helps Plant Achieve Goals

Read about MWRA and how they use TopView to help keep processes running efficiently and safely. (WaterWorld Magazine). More…