The word SCADA is an acronym which stands for
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SCADA systems utilize both hardware and software elements that work together to provide real-time monitoring and control of equipment, processes or machinery. This application has been around since the 1960’s but is becoming increasingly more refined and complex to meet technological demands. This amazing software application is finding its way into more and more industries and businesses as real-time monitoring are essential to quality control, efficiency, and production. SCADA systems provide the detailed attention to components and elements that humans cannot provide because of the massive scope of the need.
HOW DOES SCADA WORK?
Quite simply, a SCADA system is for the use in any scenario where real-time information is essential. A SCADA system interfaced with the process, system or equipment to be monitored will:
Transfer it to a central site
Analyze and display the information
Control the functions
WHO USES SCADA?
Examples of industries who use SCADA include:
Oil and Gas Industries
Water and Sewage Plants
State and Municipal Water Utilities
Transit and Transportation Department
These are a few examples of industries that can benefit from the use of a SCADA system.
WHY USE SCADA?
Examples of ways a SCADA system can be utilized:
Grids and other such elements
Levels and other such factors
Lighting and other such elements
SPC SCADA SYSTEM
South Plains Communications owns and operates a SCADA system specifically to provide site management for customers who need SCADA service but who do not require their own system.
SPC can monitor tanks, pivots, valves, or other such items 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
SPC provides wireless monitoring from eastern New Mexico on eastward to the oilfields of Post and Snyder and from Lamesa northward to Plainview.