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SCADA Equipment

SCADA Equipment

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The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) equipment is installed at eight pumping sites including the ITF on the ATRC.  The facilities were designed to demonstrate a wide range of technologies.  Control is demonstrated on both electric and diesel pumps.  A variety of PLC‘s and sensors are installed.  Both wired and radio communication technologies are demonstrated.  Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) are installed a several locations.  A list of equipment by site is shown below (location map):

SCADA Pump Installation
Typical SCADA Installation



 SCADA Office

  • Lookout 6.0.1 HMI software
  • MDS iNET 900 Mhz radio (Access Point)
  • RS 485 to RS 232 converter
  • Bell 202 Modem

Pump 1

  • Modicon compact PLC
  • MDS iNET 900 Mhz radio (dual remote)
  • RS 485 to RS 232 converter
  • RS 485 Communication

Pump 2

  • Modicon Momentum PLC
  • 50 HP Saftronics VFD, flow controlled
  • MDS iNET 900 Mhz radio (dual remote)
  • Red Lion  2 line touch screen LCD display
  • VFD cooling-air conditioning
  • 10" Water Specialties Magnetic flow meter (control input)
  • 10" Water Specialties Propeller meter

Pump 3

  • SCADA Pack light PLC
  • Bell 202 modem
  • Battery backup

Pump 4

  • SCADA Pack PLC
  • 50 HP Saftronics VFD, Pressure control
  • MDS iNET 900 Mhz radio (dual remote)
  • Red Lion  6" color touch screen LCD display
  • VFD cooling-well water
  • Pressure Transducer

Pump 6

  • MDS iNET 900 Mhz radio (dual remote)
  • John Deere diesel engine
  • Ryseco MC228 Electronic control system (acts as PLC)

Pump 8

  • Toshiba PLC
  • MDS iNET 900 Mhz radio (dual remote)

 Pump 9

  • SCADA Pack PLC
  • MDS iNET 900 Mhz radio (dual remote)

 Irrigation Training Facility

  • MDS iNET 900 Mhz radio (dual remote)

  • SCADA Pack 32 PLC
  • 7.5 HP Saftronics VFD
  • Cutler Hammer Motor control center (MCC)