What is Oilfield SCADA?
SCADA, or supervisory control and data acquisition, is a system comprised of hardware and software components used to monitor and control industrial processes. With a SCADA system, manufacturers are able to collect and analyze real time production data, monitor and manage alarms, and program automatic control responses triggered by certain events or system parameters.
The core functions of SCADA include:
- System monitoring
- Automated control of industrial processes and machines
- Data collection and analysis
- Event and Alarm Notifications
To perform these functions, SCADA integrates with sensors and other measuring devices, which can be in either digital or analog form, to collect data. The collected data is then sent to a remote terminal unit (RTU) or programmable logic controller (PLC) to be translated to usable information. Finally, the information is relayed to a human-machine interface (HMI) or other types of displays for operators to analyze and interact with.
SCADA systems also enable the ability to automate the control of industrial processes and machines that would otherwise be too complex for manual human control. Through the use of sensors and measuring devices, SCADA systems can detect abnormal parameters or alarms and automatically respond with a programmed control function. For example, if an alarm occurred signaling to much pressure in a line, the SCADA system would trigger a programmed response to open a pressure relief valve to return pressure levels to a normal amount.
SCADA Platforms & Applications
There are numerous SCADA platforms on the market; however, the most popular platforms include Rockwell Factory Talk, Siemens WinCC, Wonderware Systems Platform, and Ignition. Each of these platforms can be programmed with modern web languages such as HTML5, Python, and PHP, and integrated with generalized database software such as SQL.
Energy-use monitoring and metrics is a common application for a SCADA system. In this application, the SCADA system can help operators analyze energy use data taken from connected equipment and use that data to cut costs and energy waste. SCADA is also often used for water/wastewater treatment plants to manage the various stages of water treatment, as well as in food and beverage facilities to optimize production rates and increase product quality.
PRISMECS AND SCADA:
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