Tag Archives | SCADA


What’s the Best Way to Integrate Packaged Equipment into Plant SCADA Systems?

Integrating controls from an equipment supplier successfully within a plant supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system or distributed control system (DCS) requires communication on multiple levels. These include the process of design, mechanical fit up, and installation, as well as coordination to get the equipment to work in concert with the plant’s other control […]

Continue Reading · 0
Simple HMI systems have evolved into highly advanced SCADA solutions that provide key data to operators, engineers, and plant managers from any location.

Remote Access, Any Time, Any Place

Human Machine Interface (HMI) has evolved significantly from the days in which operations staff had to sit in front of a single screen to monitor a machine or a process. HMI/SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) applications now not only monitor and help control equipment and processes but also provide a huge range of information […]

Continue Reading · 0
Graham Nasby

Automation Master Planning & Developing Effective Process Automation Standards for Your Facilities

Automation Week 2012 Asset Performance Track: Systems Presenter: Graham Nasby, Eramosa Engineering From an owner’s perspective, selecting automation technology for any process or plant represents a myriad of choices.  These choices range from large-scale choices such selecting the automation platform (i.e., whether to use a DCS, a collection of PLCs/RTUs, vendor package control systems, or a […]

Continue Reading · 0
Every network connected device in a data or SCADA network is a potential backdoor into the network, or at a minimum a security risk.

Uninterruptible Power Supply Technology and Cybersecurity

Once a hacker has gained access to a moderately secured network, they can easily determine the IP addresses of every device on the network. Using port scans, they then can determine if the device communicates through HTTP, SNMP, Telnet, MODBUS, etc. Once the communications protocol has been established, the hacker will first attempt to determine […]

Continue Reading · 0

How Stuxnet Spreads

The Stuxnet worm is a sophisticated piece of computer malware designed to sabotage industrial processes controlled by Siemens SIMATIC WinCC and PCS 7 control systems. The worm used both known and previously unknown vulnerabilities to install, infect and propagate, and was powerful enough to evade state-of-the-practice security technologies and procedures. Since its discovery, there has […]

Continue Reading · 3

Modernization of a Municipal Waterworks with SCADA Standardization

The need for standardization led the City of Guelph’s Water Services department in Canada to embark on a multi-year program to modernize and enhance its Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system using a standards-based approach. Starting with a comprehensive SCADA Master Plan, the city developed a set of SCADA standardization documents that were incorporated […]

Continue Reading · 0
Automation Made Easy: Everything You Wanted to Know about Automation

Automation Made Easy: Everything You Wanted to Know about Automation and Need to Ask

Automation Made Easy: Everything You Wanted to Know about Automation and Need to Ask by Peter G. Martin, Ph.D., and Gregory Hale provides a basic, functional understanding of industrial automation along with critical insights into essential terminology, new and leading technologies, and proper system application.

Continue Reading · 0