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Water and Wastes Digest: Incremental SCADA System Improvement

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by Jennifer Palumbo

Jennifer Palumbo is Public Relations Manager at Optimation.  Her primary responsibilities include corporate communications, media relations, website content development and maintenance, marketing collateral, writing articles and project profiles, and sales support.

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Wastewater SCADA

Upgrading a SCADA system in a large water/wastewater treatment plant can be daunting. There are a lot of tanks, pumps and systems in a plant, and trying to upgrade it all in one stage can seem overwhelming.

Many of these plants’ control systems were installed in the 1980s and 1990s and slightly upgraded around 2000. Since then, modern technology has made great strides. Computers are faster, graphics  are better and no longer vector based, communication protocols—such as Ethernet—are faster, and there is less dependence on proprietary hardware ...

 

Joe Doherty, general manager of our Boston Office, talks about the benefits of a gradual upgrade to a SCADA System, as well as tips for how to do it the right way.