SCADA systems were first used in the 1960s.
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system, or SCADA, is a hardware-software complex intended for monitoring data collection, scheduling, processing, and transmission.
SCADA systems are used to monitor and control a plant or equipment in industries such as telecommunications, water and waste control, energy, oil and gas refining and transportation. A SCADA system gathers information, such as where a leak on a pipeline has occurred, transfers the information back to a central site, alerting the home station that the leak has occurred, carrying out necessary analysis and control, such as determining if the leak is critical, and displaying the information in a logical and organized way. SCADA systems can be relatively simple, such as the one that monitors environmental conditions of a small office building, or incredibly complex, such as a system that monitors all the activity at a nuclear power plant or the activity of a municipal water system.
Depending on a complete set and selected software solutions, systems can have different functionality, limited or extended, generic or customized to perform specific tasks. Two major functions that are provided by the system regardless of the type are:
1. This is a collection of data on controlled technological process.
2. Managing the process. (including security and increase the efficiency of technology).
SCADA systems have a wide range of functionality. They collect information from sensors located on the lower level of the system, process it and pass the following stages. The visualized data is presented in a user-friendly table(HMI), chart or graph, they can be packed into the file to be stored in the system memory for a long time, or you can pass them via the Internet, so that the specialist-operator can get access to the right information remotely. One of the most important emerges in the future technological innovation is the ability to automate a software development kit, which allows the system to create a new “soft” without real programming. Â It is also important that the system is not only transmitting information to the operator information from sensors, but also that it is accepting feedback and executing user commands.
Signals given by the operator are transferred to the controllers and lower-level and executive mechanismsâ€” this provides a high-quality implementation of the whole system, in accordance with the requirements of the customer.
Our experience will allow us to create a SCADA system strictly according to customer’s requirement and deadlines, on the basis of the harmonization of design stages.