Leveraging Your SCADA System as a Management/Planning Tool

Description:Leveraging your SCADA system as a management/planning tool. Presenter: Tom Dunn, Opus DaytonKnight Consultants Ltd. Additional Contributors: Adrian Vasiu, Victor Wong. SCADA systems are primarily used by the Operations Department and very seldom used by Engineering or the Planning Group. Data collection devices strategically placed on important water / wastewater nodes can provide planners an insight on the overall system performance and will also allow them to: • Improve water distribution by moving water from low to high demand areas. • Determine points of failure and take action before a breakdown. • Assist with leak detection and mitigate leaking water and costs of water lost. • Monitor Demand for the purpose of expanding the water and wastewater systems. • Provide data to automatically generate work orders from Computer Maintenance Management systems. • Generate reports for internal management review. • Generate external reports for government agencies responsible for oversight. Three key points will be discussed in this presentation: 1 Without accurate and good “easily retrievable” data, planning becomes a much more difficult function. 2 Historical data can be linked to CMMS programs to provide timely significant information on possible upcoming failures. 3 Live Historical data on flows and pressures will confirm water/sanitary modelling software.

Authors: Tom Dunn; Adrian Vasiu

Subjects: SCADA & IT

Tags:AC15,AC15 presentations,2015 BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show

Citation:Stream 4: Sustainable Utility Management

Publication Date:May 29th, 2015 Upload Date:Jun 26th, 2015

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