Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) is a system that aims to monitor and control field devices at your remote sites. SCADA systems are critical as it helps maintain efficiency by collecting and processing real-time data.
SCADA is a centralized system that monitors and controls the entire area. This supervisory system gathers data on the process and sends the commands control to the process.
The main goal of this supervisory system is to monitor and control equipment in the industrial processes for companies in the public and private sectors. As a matter of fact, in today's world, there are SCADA systems almost everywhere. This includes industrial plants, manufacturing, transportation, oil and gas, power distribution, water control and etc.
Let's dive deeper into SCADA functions and the components that make SCADA operations possible.
SCADA Diagram Example System with Main Components
SCADA systems perform several functions that allow for proper management of remote facilities. The following are the core functions of a SCADA system.
If you plan to deploy a SCADA system, then you need to know and understand the four important system components that present in every SCADA network. Yours might be tailored to your specific requirements, but it will need the following basic components.
Having a SCADA system in place is critical to help maintain efficiency, process network data for informed decisions, and to address problems before they affect network uptime.
However, designing and implementing a SCADA network or telemetry system that can handle the needs of your unique network sometimes isn't that simple. It's common to overspend on software and hardware that you'll never use - this might result in wasted opportunities to improve your network efficiency and wasted budget.
You probably can't stop all your daily tasks to focus only on your SCADA deployment. So it can be difficult to learn all the details that make an efficient SCADA system.
If that's your case, then we have the solution for you. Our Fast Introduction to SCADA Fundamentals and Implementation white paper is a quick, 12-page introduction to SCADA. This guide shows how you can use SCADA effectively and profitably. Concrete applications and examples are included as illustrations and to reinforce best practices.
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