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Industrial Process Automation Systems by Y. Jaganmohan Reddy, B.R. Mehta

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Chapter 7

SCADA systems

Abstract

In this chapter, the evaluation and architectures of the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are discussed in detail. Subsequently, the remote terminal units and their functionality and, overall, the integration of such subsystems to the SCADA systems are discussed. The communications subsystems play an important role in the design of the SCADA systems; hence, more details are provided on the various communication options and relative advantages and disadvantages in the context of the application. The operation interface of the SCADA system and its different functionalities available to the operators and the users are discussed in detail. Overall, the chapter provides an overview of ...

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