Having a SCADA system in place is crucial to maintain efficiency, process network data for informed decisions, and to address problems before they affect network uptime.
You probably can't stop all your daily tasks to focus only on your SCADA deployment. So it can be difficult to learn all the details that make an efficient SCADA system.
However, designing and implementing a SCADA network system that can handle the needs of your network may not be that simple. It's quite common for companies to overspend on software and hardware that they will never use - leading to wasted opportunities to improve network efficiency and a wasted budget.
Let's dive into some of the details of what SCADA systems entail and how our team at SISC can help you in your next endeavor.
What is Scada?
SCADA stands for Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition. It is a system of hardware and software elements.
For industrial organizations, Scada is crucial
SCADA systems are crucial for industrial organizations since they help to maintain efficiency, process data for smarter decisions, and communicate system issues to help mitigate downtime.
The basic SCADA architecture begins with programmable logic controllers (PLCs) or remote terminal units (RTUs). PLCs and RTUs are microcomputers that communicate with an array of objects such as factory machines, HMIs, sensors, and end devices, and then route the information from those objects to computers with SCADA software.
The SCADA software processes, distributes, and displays the data, helping operators and other employees analyze the data and make important decisions. High performance HMIs can help operators immediately see problematic conditions leading to faster response times to maximize process uptime
Benefits of Scada
Some of the benefits of incorporating SCADA systems include:
Control industrial processes locally or at remote locations
Monitor, gather, and process real-time data
Real-time Alarming: Receive voice call, text message, or e-mail upon alarm conditions
Scheduled Reporting: Ensure that anyone who needs the data can receive it when they want it & how they want to see it
Log historical data/events for future use
Data Visualization & Analytics: Display your data with context, enabling better decision making.
Applications for SCADA
SCADA systems are used by industrial organizations and companies in the public and private sectors to control and maintain efficiency, distribute data for smarter decisions, and communicate system issues to help mitigate downtime.
SCADA systems work well in many different types of enterprises because they can range from simple configurations to large, complex installations. SCADA systems are the backbone of many modern industries, such as:
- Oil & Gas
- Food & Beverage
- Water & Waste Water
SISC SCADA Experts
At SISC we provide an extensive range of services, products and customized systems to all sectors of the oil and gas, utilities, manufacturing, & mining industries.
Our team of dedicated professionals includes Automation Electrical and Control Systems Consultants, Project Managers, System Integrators, and I&E Technicians.
We are a Gold Certified Integrator of SCADA platforms such as:
- Wonderware Archestra/InTouch
- Open Automation Software (OAS)
We are also a Certified Integrator of Inductive Automation's Ignition platform.
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