SCADA Articles

  • South Kentucky RECC Integrates QEI SCADA with ACLARA AMI Meters Using Multispeak and QEI Volt-VAR Optimization

    QEI successfully integrated the South Kentucky RECC QEI SCADA System with TWACs (ACLARA) system meters (GEI2- 10) using Multispeak. With this implementation, South Kentucky captures instantaneous meter values during Load Management activity, by implementing InitiateMeterReadsByfieldName, for instantaneous values spread through three (3) read requests every fifteen minutes, with scaling ...


    By QEI, LLC

  • Why SCADA has Failed Rural Water and How Cloud Technology is Fixing the Failure

    SCADA–Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition–has been the workhorse of large factories.  When SCADA is applied to Rural Water Systems, the limits of Old SCADA show.  The need for onsite technical support is costly and yet unpredictable.  Rather than taking more control of their water systems. Rural Water operators have lost the ability to support their water systems. ...


    By XiO, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Using the Winlog Lite SCADA Software with a DT80-Range Logger

    Winlog Lite SCADA Software Winlog Lite SCADA Software enabling a wide range of application development and online browser-based access. Factory and plant managers can benefit from using a dataTaker DT8X Series Data Logger to create and configure their Winlog ...


    By CAS DataLoggers

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kingfisher RTUs: Installed in Ventura River County Water System - Case Study

    When the Ventura River County Water District in Ojai, California required a new SCADA system, the solution was an ATSI Intelligent SCADA system utilising Servelec Kingfisher RTUs. The system was designed with distributed control architecture to provide “fail-safe” operation and to minimise the impact of single and multiple component failures during system operation. The SCADA ...

  • Origin Energy: Gas Distribution SCADA System - Case Study

    The natural gas distribution system in Victoria Australia is owned by Envestra Ltd. It comprises of over 8,300 Km of natural gas and supplies over 400,000 industrial and residential premises in Melbourne City and regional areas. The Origin Energy Asset Management (OEAM) Team manages their gas reticulation system using the Kingfisher and Citect SCADA systems telemetry system. ...

  • County of Maui Board of Water Supply: SCADA upgrade with Kingfisher RTUs - Case Study

    About the Project This project was undertaken by our American Kingfisher RTU distributor, ATSI. The client is the Board of Water Supply of the County of Maui. Maui County is composed of three islands (Maui, Lanai and Molokai). There are a number of cities on the Island of Maui. Maui County is rather unique as they have a SCADA and Telemetry Division located in Kahului, ...

  • SCADA System - Case Study

    SCADA and Data Acquisition: Pemex System Natural Gas Production Objective: Automate 24 sites in Rural Villahermosa, Mexico using Radio Telemetry This particular project involved using Radio Telemetry to monitor remote gas production sites. The operators needed a central PC to retrieve the production data, view site status, and perform shut downs. ...


    By EPG Companies Inc.

  • 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

  • Real Time Control: Becoming a Reality in Ottawa - RTC Modelling, Design and Implementation for CSO Control

     ABSTRACT A Real Time Control (RTC) Feasibility Study concluded that CSO control requirements for the City of Ottawa could be achieved through the implementation of a more efficient operating strategy at key flow regulators along the City's interceptor sewer system. The project provides a simple and costeffective solution that can be integrated within existing regulator structures, the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Detection and impact of cyber attacks in a critical infrastructures scenario: the CockpitCI approach

    The critical infrastructure protection is a key point from a social and economic point of view. The FP7 MICIE project has achieved promising results in evaluating impact of failures and faults in interdependent physical systems, as critical infrastructures. In order to achieve this goal, the consortium developed an online risk prediction tool, able to acquire information by local physical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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