Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) is a computer system that processes and gathers data that exercises high-level operational controls over significant distances. SCADA systems were designed to solve communication issues, particularly data integrity and delay issues stemming from the various communication forms. SCADA systems can monitor, control and gather data from sensors, valves, pumps, motors and other devices that interface with process plants or machinery. SCADA systems are widely used in various industries such as energy, manufacturing, oil and gas, water and wastewater, etc. For example, a SCADA system can maintain the refrigeration systems at a local supermarket, ensure production and safety at a refinery, or regulate water levels in dams. SCADA systems can improve efficiency, reduce downtime, and support smarter decisions by providing real-time information and feedback to operators and managers.
SCADA systems are used in many applications of which are the following:
- Pipeline systems
- Power transmission and distribution
- Microwave transmissions
- Communication satellites
- Manufacturing operations
- Phone and fiber-optic lines
- Water treatment and monitoring
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