scada Articles

  • SCADA for certainty case study

    In today’s world of increasingly complex technology, two very different utilities with very different issues came to similar solutions regarding their telemetry needs. A quickly deployed and easy-to-use SCADA system is adaptable to a variety of problems commonly faced by modern water and wastewater operators. Frankfort Sewer Department Bob Peterson is the deputy director ...


    By Mission Communications, LLC

  • Future SCADA challenges and the promising solution: the agent–based SCADA

    SCADA stands for supervisory control and data acquisition; it is a computer system for gathering, analysing and monitoring real time data. SCADA systems are used to monitor and control plants or equipments in a variety of modern industries. SCADA is a critical information system; its criticality comes from the fact that SCADA systems are currently vital components of most nations' critical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Taxonomy of SCADA systems security testbeds

    Considerable research has focused on developing simulation environments to study the effects of cyber–attacks on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems although a methodology to develop a SCADA security testbed is not yet available. This paper attempts to address the issue by presenting a reference model taken from the literature and classifying specific contributions on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wind Energy Production Estimates: Moving Beyond Time Averages

    No need to be a statistician to see that averages are often useful to compare different things. And yet, they often fall short as a true measure of performance. For instance, we use averages to compare the current weather against the climate normals or to get a sense of how our favorite sport team or player is doing. Team (player) statistics are a concise way of combining the scores from many ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • Case study: Innovative portable package wastewater treatment plants

    DEVISE ENGINEERING S.A. has designed, engineered and is currently producing a new series of State of the Art Portable Sewage Treatment Plants (PSTP), incorporating advanced Ultra-Filtration (MBR) technology. These Plants are used for multiple “emergency” & “short-term” purposes with the ability to re-use the treated effluent. The particular Portable STP can be easily ...


    By DEVISE ENGINEERING S.A.

  • Senix Water Level Sensors Drive Irrigation Automation Project

    Australia’s Water Crisis Irrigation management is serious business in Australia especially within the Murray-Darling Basin, a 1,000,000 square kilometer watershed that is home to Australia’s most productive agricultural land. The basin’s 23 rivers have ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • Locating subverted processes using random packet comparison in SCADA systems

    A supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system may be subject to integrity attacks. Anomalies in sensor measurements may be used to detect these attacks, but such techniques do not permit us to locate attacking nodes. We propose a novel technique to enable this. Each participating network node probabilistically copies packets and marks them with routing information, before encrypting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Increasing security and protection of SCADA systems through infrastructure resilience

    In this paper, we present the approach we have taken in the INcreasing Security and Protection through Infrastructure Resilience (INSPIRE) project to improve the protection of critical information infrastructures. The core idea of the INSPIRE project is to protect critical information infrastructures (CIIs) by appropriately configuring, managing and securing the communication network ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pebble Beach Community Services district backup monitoring to an existing SCADA system case study

    Most people, not just golfers, recognize the name Pebble Beach as being one of the premier residential communities. Nestled on the shoreline and bluffs of the California Monterey peninsula, Pebble Beach is home to hundreds of multi-million dollar estates and some of the most meticulously maintained golf courses in the world. One course, the Pebble Beach golf links, hosts the annual Pebble Beach ...


    By Mission Communications, LLC

  • Intrusion detection through SCADA systems using fuzzy logic-based state estimation methods

    Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems represent a vulnerability in vital infrastructures. For example, an electric power system is subjected to intrusions via its SCADA systems; however, the instrumentation provides detectable variations in response to such interference. Presented herein is a strategy that augments state estimation methods using a Hybrid Fuzzy System for fault ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Implementing a State of the Art Automation Control, SCADA and Information System into an Existing Manually Operated 20 MGD WWTP Below Budget, on Schedule and without Process Interruption

    ABSTRACTA presentation on a unique design/build and integration of an automation control system upgrade with a redundant Allen-Bradley PLC control and Rockwell Automation distributed SCADA monitoring system for a 12 MGD wastewater treatment plant including cellular wireless communications to 12 remote pumping stations. The upgrade was performed without interruption to the plant operations and ...

  • Raffen landfill site, Cork, Ireland

    AFS were awarded a contract to design a gas and leachate collection system, and carry out a 10-week gas pumping trial to evaluate the levels of gas being generated from Raffen Landfill Site. From the pumping trial data, a 200m3/hr HT flare was designed, built and installed. A hydrovane compressor/receiver/dryer package was installed to operate ten pneumatic leachate extraction pumps. Within ...

  • High Tech in the low country

    Area utilities in Beaufort, S.C., are provided primarily by the Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA). The authority's service area includes Beaufort and Jasper counties, which encompass more than 1,200 sq miles and 125,000 customers of their own, plus a number of other utilities within the counties. This quiet, historic area seems an unlikely place for a five-year-long search for ...


    By Mission Communications, LLC

  • Novelty detection and management to safeguard information-intensive critical infrastructures

    When the complexity of a system increases, the number of possible faults and anomalous working conditions becomes very high; on the contrary, the number of ‘normal’ behaviours is generally low and often well determined by rules and constraints defined by the characteristics of the furnished services. In this paper, after a general overview of the SAFEGUARD1 system, a more detailed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Real-time modeling of trihalomethane formation in a full-scale distribution system

    Using a combination of modeling and online water quality instrumentation, utilities can produce real-time predictions of trihalomethane (THM) formation in their distribution system. In this study, an empirical model was used to predict THM formation and embedded into a full-scale supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system. Online water quality instrumentation provided input values ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Why should Water/Wastewater Facilities Utilize IP Communications Over Licensed Narrowband with Optimized Internet Protocol?

    ABSTRACTSCADA equipment manufacturers are following the move to Ethernet-based wireless communications. While IP communications offer better system management, the addressing required for these communications can tie up a network slowing the reception of the intended message. This paper offers a solution to the problem of large overhead messages in SCADA IPbased networks. THE PROBLEMNew ...

  • CIMScan-6 on-line monitoring where critical materials are stored or transported

    CIMTechniques has been providing sophisticated computer-based monitoring systems for critical applications since 1995. We are ISO-9001/2008 certified and our development processes meet cGMP standards. In addition to SCADA and general process control systems, we have over 200 systems installed in hospitals, clinics, and laboratories as well as pharmaceutical manufacturing operations throughout the ...


    By CIMTechniques, Inc.

  • Enhancing small hydro automation using distributed micro-controllers and simulation

    The past ten years has seen significant advances in low-cost micro-controllers, data communications and personal computing. Applying these technologies to small hydro automation, affordable multifunctional distributed processing solutions is now a commercial reality. The ability to reduce costs is facilitated by innovative low-cost simulation tools. The successful application of these ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Algorithmic network monitoring for a modern water utility: a case study in Jerusalem

    We report on the design, deployment, and use of TaKaDu, a real-time algorithmic Water Infrastructure Monitoring solution, with a strong focus on water loss reduction and control. TaKaDu is provided as a commercial service to several customers worldwide. It has been in use at HaGihon, the Jerusalem utility, since mid 2009. Water utilities collect considerable real-time data from their networks, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aware online interdependency modelling via evidence theory

    Critical infrastructure interdependency models are typically used in a simulation–based perspective, in order to perform 'what if?' analyses and identify structural vulnerabilities in a dynamic perspective. While in the literature some attempts have been made to use interdependency models at real time, such approaches are flawed by the inability to properly determine the ongoing situation. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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