On water treatment SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems, the vast majority of reported values are not utilised or viewed unless it is in response to a raised alarm. There is therefore clear benefit in developing a system that uses existing information for proactive management of treatment plants. This paper outlines the development of a prototype system featuring real-time simulations, an alarm handling facility, an instrument analyser and “user” defined simulations. The system offers benefits through proactive WTW operation, de-manning, risk reduction, reduced maintenance and chemical costs and as a training tool. Also discussed are factors that may influence the implementation of such a system and also future development possibilities.
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Research Article| January 01 2002
Development of a prototype treatment works management based on real-time process simulation
Water Supply (2002) 2 (1): 81–86.
G. Butt, R. Head; Development of a prototype treatment works management based on real-time process simulation. Water Supply 1 January 2002; 2 (1): 81–86. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/ws.2002.0010
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