What is SCADA?
SCADA is an acronym for supervisory control and data acquisition, a computer system for gathering and analyzing real time data. SCADA systems are used to monitor and control a plants operation or equipment in industries such as waste water plants, industrial manufacturing, or any application that gets operating data about a system in order to control and optimize the system. For instance, to maintain water level in a storage tank, SCADA can control pumps and valves, generate alarms, and notify operators when needed. Benefits of SCADA is the instant notification and automated response to system alarms. With immediate knowledge of issues, operators/backup systems are able to respond quickly to reduce equipment downtime and keeping the facility at its most efficient. In addition, SCADA can archive data for future review and research. It graphically lays out current or historical data trends, and produces reports either automatically or on-demand.
What Does This Mean To Me?
Vertex SCADA systems are a monitor and control system. We build our SCADA systems to meet individual needs of each customer. Our customers are primarily wastewater plants, using the custom designed SCADA systems to monitor and control functions, running pumps to fill tanks, controlling VFDs for pressure and flow control, monitoring well levels and flow rates, and monitoring alarms. The possibilities are endless. Let us help you to be more efficient.