SCADA Systems Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • Barrow-on-Soar Screenhouse Measurement 20 Times Better! case study

    Pulsar Process Measurement have supplied Lafarge's Barrow-on-Soar railhead with twenty points of non-contacting ultrasonic level measurement, reliably, accurately and cost-effectively measuring stone level in a difficult, dusty environment. Equipment used: Blackbox with display ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Analog and Digital Drives for Chemical Feed Pumps

    Dart Controls offers DC drives with the essential features required for water/wastewater and chemical feed applications. These drives integrate easily with PLC / SCADA systems providing 4-20mA signals for pump set speed.  Advanced Digital DC drives offer verified actual speed feedback, diagnostic and process alarms and much more…. The 253G-200E-7 is our most popular DC drive. This ...


    By Dart Controls, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Shillelagh sewage treatment works

    Address: Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow Client: Wicklow County Council Engineer/Client Contact Details: Sean O'Neill S.E.E, Environment & Sanitary Section, Wicklow Co. Co., County Buildings, Wicklow. Ph: 0404 20100 Completion Date: September 2001 Population Equivalent: 8,00 P.E. ...

  • 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

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

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