There are technologies available today that allow these robust solutions to be implemented efficiently:
- DNP3, 61850 and other protocols optimized for remote SCADA:
- Use very little bandwidth.
- In the event of communication loss, all data is buffered and recovered when telecommunications are restored.
- Provides quick access to data.
- Allows you to set up a data access gateway to mobile devices, analysis tools or other devices.
- The company’s supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system allows for:
- Standardization between the company’s various sites.
- Comparative analysis between sites.
- Coaching and training via a virtual representation of physical assets (digital twin).
It is important, however, that we avoid falling into the trap of using technology blindly. Certain actions must be considered to ensure projects are successful.
Here are a few good practices to follow:
- Set up an adequate document management system
- Establish SCADA selection criteria
- Identify exception criteria and criteria for historical data compression
- Identify criteria for configuring the communication protocol
- Plan to host certain modules in the cloud
- Review the strategy for work and task distribution
Connectivity and technology allow remote assets to be operated from a distance, something that seemed impossible just a few years ago
To carry out these tasks requires a methodical approach, technological proficiency and an excellent knowledge of the activities that will be “relocated”. You can count on the BBA team to help you get the job done.