The right hardware or software solution can help ensure that operators are afforded the best tools possible to fully understand the treatment plant processes and operations and thus avoid harm to themselves, their coworkers, the utility’s capital assets, the environment, and the community being served.
With more than 350,000 deployments in many types of industries worldwide, Proficy HMI/SCADA–iFIX is at the forefront of HMI/SCADA solutions. iFIX affords a robust SCADA engine, a rich set of connectivity options, open architecture and a highly scalable and distributed networking model. Water and wastewater systems minimize risks using iFIX’s advanced and distributed alarm and event management capabilities. Operators can divide the solution into functional areas, then distribute alarms across these areas. Alarm statistics and counters can also be used to offer insights into alarm situations and operator responses.
Our Proficy Workflow solution dramatically improves the efficiency and security of water and wastewater operations. All manual and automated processes can be digitized to capture process, traceability and quality data throughout the system so that operators and engineers can reduce errors, cut chemical and power consumption, and prevent delays and shutdowns through the use of event-based, data-driven operation. Tapping into the wealth of existing SCADA data throughout the treatment, conveyance, distribution and collection systems, treatment facilities are able to dramatically increase their protection against security threats posed both by criminal activity, weather events, power outages and other risks. Corrective actions and emergency response plans can also be electronically provided to operators at any HMI stations for immediate response and reduced downtime.
Waterford Township is located in southeast Michigan with a population of about 77,000 people. It is home to one of the most technologically advanced water processing facilities in the nation, with advanced diagnostics, remote monitoring, and automated alerts all a standard part of the operating day. This is their story of using GE Intelligent Platform’s software to make every drop count.
This whitepaper discusses how Alarm Response Management technology helps operators make better decisions by providing information and guidance with the exact responses needed to address critical alarms. Decreasing Disaster Exposure by Ensuring the Correct Response to Critical Alarms.
Proficy* Cause+ is a powerful software add-on solution that enables you to obtain more value from your HMI/SCADA system by providing likely causes for problems in real time. It enables an intelligent form of proactive alarming and decision support so operators can correct issues before a problem occurs.
GE explores the types of security issues that could impact virtually any WTP or WWTP, and how the effective use of software solutions can help to prevent security risks from being carried out as well as improving responses to security events.