SCADA Systems Articles

  • Industry 4.0 Compliant Industrial Shredders

    To benefit from the 250% hyper-amortisation, machines purchased by the 31st December (20% down-payment) and delivered by the 30th September 2018 must have 5+2 requisites, as well as fall under Appendixes A and B of the law. The shredders fall under Appendix A. For software relating to the goods the amortisation is 140%. The legal representative must produce a declaration confirming ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • 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 ...

  • Tetronics: Meet our engineering apprentices

    My time at Tetronics International by Connor Meyrick (Engineering Apprentice, Tetronics International) A great company to work for I have been working at Tetronics as part of my electrical and mechanical engineering apprenticeship for nearly two years. Tetronics really stood out when looking for my apprenticeship as not only is it a company with forward thinking ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Topological protection from the next generation malware: a survey

    The spreading of dangerous malware in inter–dependent networks of electronics devices has raised deep concern, because from the ICT networks infections may propagate to other critical infrastructures producing the well–known domino effect. Researchers are attempting to develop a high level analysis of malware propagation, discarding software details, in order to generalise to the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

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