Artificial intelligence. Machine learning Decision support tools. Smart automation. Real time controls Advanced automation. Digital twins. These are terms that are becoming more and more common in our industry. Jon explains digital twins and more in the WEAO Influents Winter 2022/2023 issue focusing on machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Engineering Software. Read the full article here: www.kelmanonline.com
Learn about advanced automation and connectivity for First Nations communities and small utilities in the WEAO Influents Spring 2023 issue focusing on First Nations engineering and initiatives to improve water/wastewater in isolated communities. Read the full article here:
Eramosa is pleased to announce that our very own David Chamberlain has been elected to the ACEC Board in Ontario!
The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies promotes and advances the business interests of their member companies and the value of the engineering work they do. Dave has been active at the local Grand River chapter level for years and we are thrilled to see him elected to the ACEC Ontario board!
The Region of Waterloo Cogeneration Facilities project wins the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies Ontario Diamond Award of Merit 2022 at the Grand River Chapter Annual General Meeting and Awards. Eramosa was proud to be part of the Jacobs and CIMA team that successfully delivered this project.
The project included the design and construction services for the installation of cogeneration facilities at the Regions three largest WWTPs: Kitchener, Waterloo and Galt. These facilities combust digester gas to produce electricity and heat which reduces carbon dioxide and emissions while providing green energy. The total capital cost for the cogeneration project for all three facilities was approximately $23 mil. Eramosa was responsible for the instrumentation & control design of the facilities.
Eramosa continues working with Atlantic First Nations Water Authority (AFNWA) with being awarded the development of SCADA standards for water and wastewater facilities. The SCADA standards will include standard PLC control panel designs, standard network architecture designs, development of standard PLC base programs and HMI applications, as well as associated documentation and testing.
The SCADA standards will promote consistency in design and implementation across all the facilities and facilitate ease of remote monitoring and control. This comes out of the SCADA Master Plan that Eramosa completed for the AFNWA in 2021 and will be an integral part of the AFNWA’s water and wastewater design standards for future projects and upgrades.
We are pleased and excited to be working on this project and continuing to build our relationship with the AFNWA and the communities in Atlantic Canada.
In May 2017, the Schomberg water Treatment Plant lost filtration capacity due to unexpected failure of one of three pressure filter trains and the plant struggled to maintain system demands. The Region replaced the filter media and retested the filters, however flows were reduced due to the limitations of the filter process to less than 50% capacity. While system demands were now satisfied, the Region considered the security of the water supply for the community to be at risk. There was a need to increase capacity and redundancy to allow for greater optimization and ongoing maintenance.
Temporary mobile filtration trailers were commissioned to provide the needed capacity, redundancy and water quality to complete the necessary upgrades including: replacement of the filer media, reconfiguring the filter underdrains, replacement and optimization of the oxidation system, replacement and modification of the valves and piping, updating the instrumentation, and reprogramming of the water treatment plant process control logic. Over the next several months, the temporary filters were carefully monitored, the existing plant filters removed from service, and upgrading and restoration of the original treatment plant began. All upgrades were implemented in 2018 and 2019 including rigorous commissioning and site acceptance testing for more than three months. After final testing and commissioning, the plant filters were officially put back in to service in November 2019 and the temporary filters phased out by March 2020. Eramosa provided SCADA programming services for the water treatment plant process control logic and assisted in the commissioning and testing of the upgrades.
We are very pleased to share that the Region of York’s Schomberg Water Treatment Plant Emergency Filter Rehabilitation Project has been selected as the Ontario Public Works Association’s (OPWA) 2020 Project of the Year for Emergency Construction between $2-$10 Million. See the presentation here.
The Alloa Reservoir and Pumping Station is located north of Mayfield Road and west of Creditview Road in the Town of Caledon. The Alloa facility will be the final reservoir and pumping station on the western transmission system, fed by the Lorne Park Water Treatment Plant, and is needed to meet imminent municipal water demands for development growth in the City of Brampton, Northwest Development Area. The Region of Peel retained Burnside for the planning, detailed design and contract administration of the Alloa Reservoir and Pumping Station project.
This facility was designed to provide an ultimate capacity of 165 ML/d. The project includes the design and construction of a 35ML, two celled reservoir with design provisions for a future expansion of the reservoir storage to 70ML; a pumping station servicing Peel Zone 6W and Zone 7W; electrical supply included twinned 750kVA transformers, 5kV switchgear, 4160V feeds to pump starters and 4160V-600/347V transformers to feed 600V MCC; 1250 kW diesel generator; provision for top-up chlorination; and a dedicated administration area with a boardroom and offices. Eramosa provided electrical, instrumentation & control and SCADA services as a sub consultant to RJ Burnside.
We are very pleased to share that the Region of Peel’s Alloa Reservoir and Pumping Station Project has been selected as the Ontario Public Works Association’s (OPWA) 2020 Project of the Year for Environmental Projects between $10-$50 Million.
To our Valued Public and Private Sector Clients,
Eramosa Engineering Inc (Eramosa) is constantly monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that the situation and information available from trusted government sources and local public health authorities constantly changes. To address this challenge head on while maintaining our commitment to service for our clients, Eramosa has made a number of changes to our standard practices to mitigate the health and safety risks of our team, clients, and the community.
- Our team and team members remain committed to you. Our back-end corporate systems are already in place for remote working and we have expanded our work from home policy
for all team members at Eramosa. Call us and we will answer. Email us and we will respond.
- We have cancelled all international trips outside of Canada and the USA indefinitely.
- We continue to conduct all non-critical meetings via remote teleconferences wherever possible.
- We continue to support our clients and projects through all necessary onsite work ranging from commissioning as well as SCADA system maintenance and emergency support.
- Our team members are equipped with personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, sanitizer, and face shields for job specific tasks.
- We are now permitting essential business air travel within Canada and to the USA only when considered critical and required using airlines practicing strict pre-screening processes, social distancing for seating, and personal protective equipment requirement.
Please continue to reach out to us as you always have. Our 24 hour support services continue to be available to help you keep critical public and private sector systems online. As a reminder our 24 hour support line is 226-780-2260.
We will adjust our policies and practices as more information becomes available from Health Canada as well as Provincial and Local Health Authorities. As a result of this the policies and plans identified within this letter are in effect the date of posting and are subject to change. We thank you for your support and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns you can reach me at email@example.com.
ERAMOSA ENGINEERING INC.
Nick Hallas, P.Eng.
Press Release – July 2, 2020
Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Eramosa, a North American leader in the provision of SCADA, network, operational technology, and control systems for the water and renewable energy sectors, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Westin Technology Solutions’ Engineering Group assets effective June 30, 2020. The addition of Westin’s operations in both the United States and Canada will allow Eramosa to accelerate their growth in the United States and further enhance their offerings within Canada. Westin will continue to provide technology consulting services and remain a trusted partner with Eramosa.
“Eramosa and the Westin Team share a common vision,” says Eramosa President Nick Hallas. “One where providing our clients with exceptional engineering services in the application and adoption of operational technology leads to improved operational excellence and optimization throughout the team.”
Mr. Hallas continued, “We are pleased to welcome the talented and dedicated Westin team members to the Eramosa family. Together, we will be well-positioned to deliver greater value to our customers throughout the water and renewable energy sectors within North America.”
Jeff Burton, Vice-President of Westin Technology Solutions, says, “Joining Eramosa allows us to continue our growth strategy throughout the United States, leveraging the professionals within the Eramosa team, as we continue to pursue new and exciting projects.”
Eramosa and Westin have previously partnered on several large projects and the acquisition of Westin’s Engineering Group further solidifies this relationship in the North American market. The combined strength of over 55 years of corporate experience in this sector provides our clients with extensive experience across multiple technologies.
Eramosa is a consulting engineering company founded in 1998 to provide our clients with SCADA, instrumentation & control, network, operational technology, and electrical engineering services. Eramosa has offices in Toronto, Guelph and London, Ontario, Calgary, Alberta and Detroit, Michigan. Eramosa is one of the largest specialized groups offering these services in the water sector.
For more information, contact Eramosa.
About Westin Technology Solutions
Westin Technology Solutions (Engineering Group) provides operational technology consulting services in North America to assist municipalities align their business requirements with technology. Founded in 1981 Westin has offices in San Marcos, California; Overland Park, Kansas; and Markham, Ontario.
Find out more by visiting https://westindelivers.com/about/
Eramosa has successfully become an Omron Certified System Integrator. Becoming Omron certified compliments our certification and accreditation with other SCADA and automation products. This will allow us to design and implement the best automation system for each of our Client’s specific needs and requirements. Please visit our Services page for a full listing of all SCADA product certifications and accreditations.