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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2018 Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards Award of Merit in the category of Industry, Energy + Resources was awarded to Eramosa Engineering Inc. for their collaborative work with the London Health Sciences Centre power plant and energy systems data management and visualization project. The primary goal of the project was to re-establish integrity of the data being utilized for the energy procurement, reporting and management tasks. Secondary goals were to automate manual data processing and house all data in one system instead of having to manually extract data from multiple systems as well as to have a near real-time reporting and data visualization tool established to allow LHSC to make better operational decisions. LHSC retained Eramosa to develop a solution to achieve these goals. Eramosa was presented with the award at the 16th Annual Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards Gala held on April 21, 2018.
At Inductive Automation’s Ignition Community Conference (ICC) 2017 Eramosa was presented the Gold Firebrand Award for Transformative Projects. The winning project was completed for Canadian Solar Solutions and connected numerous systems for a brighter solar future. This project involved working with Canadian Solar to create CSEye — a custom hybrid asset performance monitoring and computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) application for the solar photovoltaic (PV) operations & maintenance sector of the renewable power-generating market. CSEye is a comprehensive tool providing value to stakeholders at all levels of the Canadian Solar operations & maintenance group. Ignition provided a customizable application development environment providing full access to critical operational data from various existing SCADA architectures while allowing the project to scale as needs arose. By using Ignition Eramosa was able to solve the problem of disjointed legacy systems, providing a single application environment. The application has several benefits to the project Owner including cost-effective licensing that scales, reliable historical data feeds for near real-time analysis, modern communication protocols such as OPC-UA, Modbus, EthernetIP , Siemens Ethernet, and RESTful web services as well as standardized charting tools, UDT structures and Python scripting for database queries.
Article (Courtesy Inductive Automation)
Guelph, Ontario, November 4, 2016 – Eramosa Engineering today announced that D. Nick Hallas, P.Eng. has been named President effective January 1, 2017. As President Hallas will have responsibility for the Canadian Operations of Eramosa and will report directly to the Chair of the Board, Tim J. Sutherns, P.Eng.
Hallas, is a 15-year veteran of Eramosa and since 2009 has served as a member of the board of directors in his role as Vice-President. In his time with Eramosa Hallas has played a key role, working with many of our clients in both technical and project management capacities. Internally he has provided guidance and direction on corporate culture, leadership training and development, and the oversight of our client focused teams.
After 10 years of working in our old location and expanding once at that spot, we moved into our new home at 650 Woodlawn Road West in Guelph this week. It’s just a short trip down the road from our former offices at 90 Woodlawn Road West.
Guelph, ON, February 16, 2016 – Eramosa Engineering Inc. will soon have a new home in London, Ontario. The international consulting engineering firm announced today the move to a new, larger office under the leadership of Neil Clarke. The shift will accommodate recent staff growth and maintain its presence in the city.