SCADA: SCADA Server SolutionSource: Emerson Process Management, Power & Water Solutions
- Wastewater collection systems
- Water distribution systems
- Pump stations
- Sewer diversion
- Wet weather overflow protection
- Water irrigation systems
- Weather monitoring
- Remote operations
- Programmable logic controllers(PLCs)
Water and wastewater treatment plants depend upon reliable operation of remote equipment to continously and safely move effluent throughout the service area to the main station. Emerson's SCADA solution offers cost-savings benefits in a number of areas:
Centralizes Water/Wastewater Treatment Control
The Ovation SCADA Server effectively monitors and controls the activity of water/wastewater systems from a single location. Immediate detection of problems through diagnostic displays enables quick intervention for fast resolution. Operators can easily compensate for seasonal flow and wet weather by automatically adjusting set points. Centralized control and monitoring of distribution and collection systems provides data for water modeling and energy use optimization, as well as predictive maintenance of distributed equipment.
The Ovation SCADA system design is centered on reliability, ensuring constant communication from the server to the remote terminal units (RTUs). Our configuration supports dual servers, which provide primary and backup monitoring and control with complete bumpless automatic failover should a fault occur. Dual communication circuitry within each dedicated radio grouping provides an additional level of reliability.
Improves Management of Treatment Processes
Effectively managing collection and distribution activities is an important part of efficient water/wastewater treatment. Our SCADA solution provides continuous 24-hour, 7 days per week monitoring of remote systems to help identify overflow situations or possible ground contamination. The SCADA Communication Server utilizes the power of our Ovation technology -- including the Developer Studio which enables quick and easy configuration and maintenance of SCADA information; high-resolution windows displays to view control graphics, diagnostics, trends, alarms, and status displays; and access to dynamic system points, historical data, event logging, and a sophisticated alarm management program.
Implementation of our SCADA solution can help to significantly reduce operations and maintenance costs. A centralized SCADA system minimizes resource and maintenance expenditures by requiring fewer personnel to monitor field activity and reducing daily maintenance trips. Spare parts expenses are minimized through the inventory of a single set of spares versus parts associated with multiple pieces of monitoring and control equipment. Training costs are also decreased with a single versus multiple control systems.
Preserves Equipment Investments
When money is spent to improve plant operations, you want to ensure prolonged use of that investment. Ovation's open system design protects against control system obsolescence. The Ovation SCADA Server's flexibility allows it to operate witha host of standard, open protocols supported by multiple hardware and software vendors. In addition to incorporating migration paths to provide improved technology/better performance without the costs of a total system replacement, the Ovation SCADA system can be easily expanded to meet growing demands on your water/wastewater treatment process.