SCADA systems Articles

  • Is Wired Monitoring Still Relevant? Wired vs. Wireless

    Environmental monitoring is a crucial practice for ensuring the safety of critical equipment and can be used in optimizing and automating environmental control systems for efficiency.  In recent years, IT managers, facility managers, and SCADA operators are now able to monitor and detect a wide range of environmental conditions in real-time. This data provides an ...

  • Controlling the Flow Capacity of a Metering Pump

    Since a metering pump is usually a positive displacement pump there are two possible ways of controlling the flow capacity. The first one is by adjusting the volume of liquid displaced per stroke of the pump and the second is by adjusting the speed of the strokes. I. Stroke Length – control the displacement volume per stroke II. Speed of Strokes per minute Stroke Length ...


    By Aquflow

  • 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

  • Reaping the Rewards of Restoration case study

    Deteriorating infrastructure continues to plague municipalities across the U.S., compromising local budgets and natural resources. Utility officials nationwide are actively searching for innovative strategies to circumvent these problems. When the Cary ville-Jacksboro Utility Commission (CJUC), located 36 miles north of Knoxville, Tenn., began restoring its collection system, it successfully ...


    By Mission Communications, LLC

  • Optimized ship loading at marine terminal Immingham (GB) case study

    Associated Petroleum Terminals optimizes planning, loading, inventory management and administration with OpenTAS The challenge of IT systems is that they need to be integrated to be most efficient. Associated Petroleum Terminals (APT) decided to face this challenge. In 2010 APT was looking for a new integrated IT solution to replace the current system as it could no longer meet the ...


    By Implico Group

  • 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.

  • Adroit Technologies does it again with cutting-edge technology and value for money solutions

    Adroit Technologies announces the release of its next-generation product versions across its globally supplied software lines delivering increased performance and enhanced security, resulting in reduced costs. With four new software product versions and the Mitsubishi Factory Automation’s range of hardware products, Adroit can deliver complete automation solutions that can be trusted, and ...


    By Adroit Technologies

  • 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

  • Improved real-time data anomaly detection using context classification

    The number of automated measuring and reporting systems used in water distribution and sewer systems is dramatically increasing and, as a consequence, so is the volume of data acquired. Since real-time data is likely to contain a certain amount of anomalous values and data acquisition equipment is not perfect, it is essential to equip the SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • GE expands smart grid offering through acquisition of Opal Software

    GE Energy (Atlanta, GA) has moved to strengthen its offering in the smart grid infrastructure market through the acquisition of Australia-based Opal Software, a specialist in data migration and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) simulation. “Opal Software’s products and project management services are integral to the delivery of GE Energy projects,” said ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Advances and current changes in cellular telemetry

    Recent advances in cellular technology are offering more efficient and reliable wireless transmission of data between remote locations and the central collection points.Wireless telephone technology has been around in various forms since the 1940’s. Stevens was the first company to introduce telephone telemetry technology for remote water monitoring with the Telemark in 1939. In 1969, Bell ...

  • 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 ...

  • All New Datalogic 3000 Data Collection Platform Offers Robust Communication, Processing

    Working hard to help our customers efficiently meet their growing data acquisition, management and control demands, we are proud to introduce the Stevens DL3000 (Stevens DataLogic 3000) data collection platform. The Steven’s DL3000 is a powerful, versatile and scalable data logger. Adopting ...

  • 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

  • Test data for anomaly detection in the electricity infrastructure

    This paper describes a large set of electricity data for the IEEE 24 bus system generated on a test bed that copies the cyber layer of the electricity infrastructure in some detail. This data has been filtered and corrupted with natural noise and a realistic set of failure-induced and attack-induced corruptions. One of the main applications of this data is the development of novel ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

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