SCADA stands for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition.
SCADA is not an “off the shelf” product or technology, it is an application whose function is to monitor and control remote equipment and facilities. A SCADA system is capable of collecting, storing and returning valuable information critical to the decision making process.
SCADA’s primary functions:
- Data acquisition
- Data communication
- Data presentation
It is crucial you stay informed about your system or process’ condition at all times!
- Oil and gas
- Power generation and distribution
- Water and wastewater
- Transportation systems
- Building automation
- Food and beverage
- … and OTHERS!
Here is an Example of how SCADA can be used within the Water Industry:
- Water filtration plants
- Wastewater treatment plants
- Wastewater collection systems
- Stormwater management facilities
- Water distribution systems
- Pump stations
- Sewer diversions
- Water irrigation systems
- Weather monitoring
Remote Access and Control Application Example:
- Provide continued operational control of the facilities in the event of a facility evacuation from any other facility.
- Provide support staff with remote access to process control system for troubleshooting and maintenance.
- Provide view-only access to process monitoring system for external end-users.