Project: Baton Rouge Wastewater Pump Station SCADA System (August 21, 2006)

08/21/2006


August 21

In the last few weeks our engineering staff completed the conversion of the last 5 of the 13 sites that only needed communications upgrades. All conversions went as expected.

Template screens for the remaining 38 stations are being designed and a sample will be available for viewing by the end of the week.

We are still waiting on the prime consultant to provide information concerning the city's requirements for alarm notification and reporting.

We received yet another high bill from the modem provider indicating that one of the modems transferred an excessive amount of data -- even though all of the modems have the same utilization and none of the others used over the proper amount. We have requested a meeting with the provider to try and get to the bottom of this issue. Periodic monitoring continues with expected results, that we are within our proper usage.


July 31, 2006

Our engineering staff successfully converted 2 more stations this past week with no unanticipated issues arising from those conversions. Preparations were made to perform the conversion of the 5 remaining stations this week, 2 on Tuesday and the remaining 3 on Thursday.

Monitoring of the data usage on the modems continues with no surprises. Out of the 6 new modem accounts set up , only one needed tech support. That issue stemmed from the accounts being improperly set up at the beginning : the provider set up two modems using a duplicate ESN and IP address.

We are still waiting on the prime consultant to provide information concerning the city's requirements for alarm notification and reporting. Today we will make a written request to the prime consultant for that information , because we are otherwise nearing completion and need it to fully complete this phase of the project.





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