WaterBridge’s “Project Independence” received the 2020 Firebrand Award at the Annual ICC Conference

WaterBridge is proud to announce the recognition of “Project Independence” by Inductive Automation at the Annual ICC Conference held virtually this September. After months of dedicated work, The Integration Group of Americas (TIGA) was named the 2020 Firebrand Award Winner for its outstanding work with WaterBridge on this project, through which the two companies were able to successfully architect a new design using the latest industry-standard PLCs and SCADA technologies.

In January, Charles Lame, Director of Technical Field Services at WaterBridge, initiated Project Independence to scale the company’s control and SCADA systems with the rapid growth WaterBridge has experienced. With the engagement of TIGA, a systems integration and engineering services company, the team was able to implement an IIoT-enabled Ignition SCADA system within a hosted Microsoft Azure infrastructure using the Ignition Enterprise Administration Module, Ignition Perspective for user interface, Ignition Edge Panel and Edge MQTT with Cirrus Link’s Chariot broker, while maintaining control and safety systems at each location. This system enables a higher resolution of data, better user experience through Perspective, and a manageable, open SCADA system.

You can find a video overview of the project as well as an interview with our own Charles Lame, Director Technical Field Services, and TIGA representative, Trent Boudreaux, below.