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SCADA is perhaps the most important and commonly used industrial control system architecture in the world. SCADA stands for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, a computer network system for gathering and analyzing real time data. SCADA systems are used to monitor and control a plant or equipment in industries such as telecommunications, water and waste control, energy, oil and gas refining and transportation.

The key attribute of a SCADA system is its ability to perform a supervisory operation over a variety of other proprietary devices. Also, SCADA systems are important because of automation. It allows an organization to carefully study and anticipate the optimal response to measured conditions and execute those responses automatically every time. Relying on precise machine control for monitoring equipment and processes virtually eliminates human error.

SCADA systems were first used in the 1960s. They can be relatively simple, such as one that monitors environmental conditions of a small office building, or incredibly complex, such as a system that monitors all the activity in a nuclear power plant or the activity of a municipal water system.

Some of the major benefits from using SCADA include:

  • Reduced time consumption
  • Optimized human resource consumption
  • Increased product/project revenue
  • Greater remote accessibility
  • Implementation of user access levels for enhanced security
  • Instantaneous alert on alarms or events
  • Organized data records and automatic report generation
  • Real-time data analysis
  • Ensure system availability at all times
  • Easy user interfaces for interaction through a quality HMI
  • Automated calculation

Energy Field Applications

SCADA systems have proven to be especially useful in energy-related industries where real-time information is crucial such as in situations where there’s discovery of an oil or gas leak.

SCADA is particularly key to the renewable energy sector – central to the operational ability of many wind farms and solar parks. Coded signals allow operators to control, monitor, and record remote equipment from one central location.

SCADA integration increases communication and collaboration, improves quality control and saves money.

SCADA Training

Tonex has been offering SCADA training since 2001. Currently Tonex offers several SCADA Training courses including a basic course, Solar SCADA Training, Wind Energy SCADA Training, ICS Cybersecurity Training and SCADA Security Training.

SCADA Training covers architecture requirements, networking, communications and security technologies and standards. Important topics such as provisioning, cyber-security, regulatory requirements, and the industry technology framework are discussed.

Who Should Attend?

SCADA Training courses are intended for new or experienced technical and non-technical professional who need familiarity with the fundamentals of SCADA.

Why Choose Tonex?

–Presenting highly customized learning solutions is what we do. For over 30 years Tonex has worked with organizations in improving their understanding and capabilities in topics often with new development, design, optimization, regulations and compliances that, frankly, can be difficult to comprehend.

–Ratings tabulated from student feedback post-course evaluations show an amazing 98 percent satisfaction score.

–Reasonably priced classes taught by the best trainers is the reason all kinds of organizations from Fortune 500 companies to government’s most important agencies return for updates in courses and hands-on workshops

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