Case Studies

Blind Brook River Case Study City of Rye

Implementing a SCADA System for Flood Mitigation

October 16, 2023 | 3 Minute Read

This case study explores the successful implementation of a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system by General Control Systems (GCS) for the City of Rye, New York. GCS designed and deployed the SCADA system to collect data from the Blind Brook river and provide real-time monitoring through a public website. The project aimed to gather five years of stream data to develop a control algorithm for flood mitigation at the Bowman Avenue Dam…


micron technology 3 billion dollar expansion into manassas virginia

$3 Billion Micron Technology Expansion

January 14, 2023 | 3 Minute Read

United States based semiconductor manufacturing company, Micron Technology, recently made a $3 billion investment in Manassas, VA to increase memory production. The investment included expanding cleanroom space to increase capacity to meet growing global demand for their products, primarily supporting the automotive, networking and industrial markets…


Waco Metropolitan Area Regional Sewerage System

Waco, Texas Upgrades Their Wastewater Treatment System

December 12, 2022 | 3 Minute Read

The WMARSS began upgrades to their wastewater treatment system in early 2020. The project included replacing pumps at their main lift station, replacing chemical feed equipment, replacing sludge thickener equipment, associated electrical work, and controls work…


Wolfspeed Mohawk Valley SiC Wafer Fab Facility in Marcy New York

Wolfspeed’s New $1.2 Billion Wafer Fabrication Facility

August 23, 2022 | 3 Minute Read

Semiconductor developer, Wolfspeed, recently opened their brand-new $1.2 billion wafer fabrication facility, the Mohawk Valley Fab, in Oneida County, NY. This fabrication plant is the first of its kind, producing 200mm silicon carbide wafers that support the electric vehicle, 5G mobile, renewable energy, aerospace industries and beyond. General Control Systems (GCS) was contracted for the design and installation for this project that provided the toxic gas monitoring system (TGMS) and control solutions…


Catharine Valley Water Reclamation

Catharine Valley Water Reclamation Facility

May 2, 2022 | 3 Minute Read

The new Catharine Valley Water Reclamation Facility in Schuyler County, New York opened in Fall 2020. This state-of-the-art facility replaced the antiquated wastewater treatment facilities in the villages of Watkins Glen and Montour Falls. The two neighboring villages were quickly outgrowing their capacity limitations and were struggling to comply with discharge requirements. The solution was to combine resources to create the Watkins-Montour Regional Wastewater System, which uses automation control at its main treatment facility and two pump stations to effectively treat wastewater…


SUNY Polytechnic Institute

New York State Preparedness Training Center for Swift Water and Flood Rescues

December 8, 2021 | 3 Minute Read

The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ Preparedness Training Center was built in Oriskany, NY to provide training facilities for emergency responders that face swift water and flood rescue situations. This state-of-the-art facility is the only NYS-located training center of its kind dedicated to training the state’s fire, law enforcement, and EMS responders on the technical skills necessary to perform water rescues in controlled conditions…


SUNY Polytechnic institute toxic gas monitoring system case study

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Toxic Gas Monitoring System (TGMS)

September 6, 2021 | 3 Minute Read

In 2005, SUNY Polytechnic Institute began construction on their new state of the art NanoTech Complex in Albany, NY. This five-billion-dollar investment is home to SUNY Poly’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, this site is a fully-integrated research, development, and prototyping facility. Throughout the years, this complex has grown to provide test-based integration support for over 250 onsite corporate partners…


John P Buckley WTP

John P. Buckley Water Treatment Plant (WTP)

August 9, 2021 | 3 Minute Read

The John P. Buckley Water Treatment Plant (WTP), in Troy, New York, began operation in 1966 and has served the city and surrounding areas as a high-quality municipal water source for its residents and businesses. Maintaining this aging plant in a Northeast U.S. manufacturing city that continues to face a shrinking tax-base population and tight city budgets is a major concern for the water department’s leadership…