The possibility of getting fined for unexpected discharging, blowers and pumps failing prematurely, basements flooding, and water towers running unpredictably empty during a fire emergency are all real-life events that can be avoided. A good calibration program mitigates these, and other costly emergencies, repair costs, and regulatory infractions.
With the wide range of RTU (Remote Terminal Units) and PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) currently on the market, SCADA system engineers and decision-makers face several challenges. Which classes of units provide the optimal functionality, expandability, and cost-effectiveness for a given SCADA application? What type of unit will serve the mission not just today, but years into the future?
Most municipalities have a variety of assets operating in their jurisdiction that need to be monitored, maintained, and controlled. A SCADA system brings onto one computer station the necessary information and controls to do this efficiently. Part of the SCADA system is the telemetry. There are many telemetry options for a municipality. This paper briefly covers them all then focuses on the most common ones, licensed radio, spread spectrum radio, and cell.
When the existing SCADA software needs to be upgraded, municipalities are increasingly considering Cloud SCADA Software as a replacement to traditional Desktop SCADA Software. This paper covers the background driving this trend, the reasons why it could make sense, and the risks associated with the cloud option.
When downtime is not an option, professional organizations keep power and controls safe and reliable. Some of these organizations are hospitals, manufacturing, and automotive plants, water and wastewater plants, universities and colleges, commercial buildings, data centers, airports, and power generating facilities such as carbon-based, wind, solar, and hydro.
In this complex world of high voltage and controls, consultants and specialty electrical service companies benefit from routine dialogue. An open dialogue helps both firms stay on top of current technologies, regulations, and industry trends. When does the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), cloud computing, or Artificial Intelligence (AI) makes sense to add to the specifications? When does the NFPA70E/B, ANSI, NERC, or FERC standard need to be considered? Download to find out more.