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COSTARS Pennsylvania Purchasing Power

There is a new government program for Municipal Water & Wastewater Treatment Facilities in Pennsylvania.  The Pennsylvania COSTARS program has been set up to allow participating municipalities to purchase from suppliers without going to bid.  Once registered, water & wastewater treatment facilities can request quotations from COSTARS approved suppliers (like ES2), and purchase directly from them, referencing the COSTARS vendor number on their purchase order.  This puts the municipality in control, to save time and money and to work directly with their favorite supplier instead of the low bidder.  If you are a Pennsylvania Municipality and you are not registered, I recommend visiting the COSTARS website to register as a member (click here to get started).

Peter Hutwelker,  President ES2 Inc.

Wireless Process Control

There are so many ways to integrate systems using the latest wireless technology.  The use of WiFi and Bluetooth in our everyday lives has become so common that we sometimes take it for granted.  Next time you’re in the airport just imagine everyone using a PC or a tablet having a network wire connection; that would be some tripping hazard!  For industrial process control applications, wireless communication equipment is nearly always a consideration.  ES2 has designed and installed a number of wireless systems from basic single node transmission of a single contact closure or 4-20ma analog signal, to Ethernet/Modbus communications linking PLCs controlling multiple processes.  If you are updating your process control system we recommend considering a reliable wireless connection.

Peter Hutwelker, President ES2 Inc.