scada control 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Healthy Control Valves

    A simple maintenance routine can help ensure trouble-free valve operation. Whether the control valve in your system is the first one that has required maintenance or if you are experienced with maintaining multiple valves in your system, some simple guidelines can help keep them operating at optimal performance. Physically checking all valves at least every 12 weeks is important, assuming that ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Monitoring and Controlling Pretreated Liquid Waste

    Intelligent dataTaker System Handles All Data Collection CAS DataLoggers has just provided an intelligent data logger for a manufacturer facing stringent environmental regulations requiring them to continuously monitor and manage their effluent disposal. Before effluent is discharged from the facility, it had to be heavily ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • Process control in multi-stage flash desalination industry

    Process control is an essential part of the desalination industry that requires to be operated under optimum conditions to increase the lifetime of the plant and reduce the unit product cost. Improved process control is a cost-effective approach to energy conservation and increased process profitability. The Multi-Stage Flash (MSF) plant involves many complicated operations related to steam, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Network Models in the Control Room the Fact and the Fiction

    In this article Dan Stevens, Senior Support Engineer for Water Distribution Software at Wallingford Software, discusses the potential for Network Models to be used in the control room, what is possible, and indeed what is a sensible level of integration of network modelling with other systems (such as telemetry and SCADA) for a more complete understanding of system operation and performance. For ...


    By Innovyze

  • 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 ...

  • Keeping Your Control Valves in Good Health

    Whether that brand new control valve in your system is the first one you have ever had to look after or if you are an old hand at valve maintenance with tens of valves in your system, there are a few simple guidelines and reminders for keeping it operating at optimal performance. It’s important to physically check valves at least every 12 weeks or so, assuming everything is running fine in ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Real-Time Control Optimizes Extended Aeration Processes

    The population of Hillsborough County, Florida has doubled since the Valrico advanced wastewater treatment plant (AWTP) was built in 1990 to treat the sewage of several small communities west of the City of Tampa. When it began operation, the Valrico AWTP capacity was only 4 MGD; small when compared to Tampa's 96 MGD Howard F. Curren AWTP located not far to the east. But Valrico serves as a very ...

  • 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

  • Feed-forward coagulant control using online UV/Vis monitoring

    Water quality from the Murray River, Australia, can vary considerably and is expected to become more challenging to treat due to recent drought followed by widespread flooding and future climate change impacts. Better tools are required to help plant operators maintain water quality. Morgan water treatment plant (WTP) operates overnight to take advantage of off-peak electricity, however the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Diaphragm Actuated Control Valve

    Every water system typically consists of piping networks that distribute water from a source or storage reservoir to the end users. This frequently requires miles of piping mains along with pumps systems and controls that all have to be monitored and controlled somehow. Whether this control is to regulate pressure, a level or a flow, this usually will require some form of a ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • DSC: software tool for simulation-based design of control strategies applied to wastewater treatment plants

    This paper presents a computer tool called DSC (Simulation based Controllers Design) that enables an easy design of control systems and strategies applied to wastewater treatment plants. Although the control systems are developed and evaluated by simulation, this tool aims to facilitate the direct implementation of the designed control system to the PC of the full-scale WWTP (wastewater treatment ...


    By IWA Publishing

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