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SCADA systems or supervisory control and data acquisition systems are application used to gather data from automated machines and non-human resource of different industrial companies. This type of data collection and monitoring is usually seen in factories and industrial plants where there are more machineries than there are employees working in the production line of various goods and services.
SCADA can easily acquire real time data for machineries where people are not able to gather. These include monitoring the performance of nuclear plants, gas and water lines and many more.SCADA systems are also utilized by telecommunication companies and other factories for water and waste management.
Functions of SCADA may vary depending on the complexity of where it is designated and the type of machinery or area it needs to monitor. Even though there are simple and more complicated systems, its action and functions are the same. From the main line the supervisory control and data acquisition system checks and collects data based on the performance of certain machineries. It then sends out the information gathered at the exact moment to a single server computer where it is connected.
A qualified personnel receives the data and analyzes it and compares it with previous information sent out by this tool. It will also sound an alarm if it detects that something may be wrong with the machine. This, in turn, will signal the technician to take necessary actions to fix and prevent any problems. Aside from this, industrial companies see it fit to use SCADA monitoring to ensure that every plant or factory is performing efficiently without and hold ups in the production line.
This saves the company a huge amount of money and provides a lighter work load for the employees. With a reliable tool to monitor and maintain the efficacy of machines and industrial plants, big corporations improve their performance, increasing their profit and limiting their cost in terms of machinery maintenance and replacement. The continuous and progressive change in technology, more and more functions and uses will be incorporated with SCADA monitoring to further improve the performance of many industrial facilities and pants.