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Integrated features reduce integration time and improve long-term reliability. VTScada eliminates the expense of buying, integrating and maintaining third-party components. All mission-critical SCADA components built into the core product. With one installation you get all fully-integrated SCADA features.

• Connections to components do not degrade over time
• Upgrading software version does not require re-integration
• Unlock optional components with just a license key number
• Native VTScada Polling Driver replaces expensive master PLC hardware

 
Advanced Polling Management – Replaces expensive master PLC devices to poll remote sites. Groups and schedules polling cycles for increased efficiency.

Full Redundancy – Easily configure automatic failover to back up servers, Internet servers and I/O links.

Historical Data Viewer – Generate graphs or tables of historical data that you can annotate or export.

Alarms – Sort or filter current, unacknowledged and historical alarms.

Rich Graphic Capabilities – Photorealistic meters, switches, animations, grouping, color and transparency adjustment and over 3,500 images.

Display Creation Tools – ‘drag & drop’ toolset and object-oriented scripting language allow simple display creation and limitless customization.

Auto-generated SCADA Displays – VTScada creates a display (with I/O and alarms) for each RTU.

Security – Privilege-based user accounts control access to workstations, thin clients, and the alarm notification system.

Report Generator – Output ad-hoc or scheduled reports to screen, printer, file, database or email, Excel or Excel templates.

Water/Wastewater Reports – e.g. daily total and derived flow, pump runtime discrepancy, communication error summaries.

Open Architecture – Library of device drivers allows communication with most brands of PLC and RTU (e.g. S7 Ethernet & DNP3)

High-Efficiency Tag Development – Special analog and digital tag types feature built-in alarms, logging and reports.

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Oil & Gas

The oil, gas and chemicals industries utilize VTScada’s event-driven execution, on-line configuration, and real-time field data management to support their systems. Of critical importance, in most of these systems, are the standard features that include alarms management and emergency response, communications over a variety of mediums, redundancy at all points in system, trend analysis, and remote system access. The powerful scripting language also allows graphing of pump curves.

Oil & Gas Distribution SCADA
The process of getting oil and gas from the well head (production source) to the refinery (processing facility) and ultimately to the consumer usually requires a large infrastructure of pipeline networks. The advances made in oil and gas distribution SCADA technology have significantly reduced the cost for remote telemetry devices and the communications infrastructure required to retrieve data from these devices. This in turn allows operators to remotely monitor, control and optimize their distribution network.

  • Identify conditions that can lead to spills (leak detection)
  • Quickly pinpoint spills and take upstream actions to mitigate effects
  • Prepare downstream processes for inflow product composition
  • Determine equipment effectiveness (i.e. pumping efficiency)
  • Provide data to 3rd party modelling/simulation software (e.g. flow modelling, batch tracking)

Permanent Downhole Gauge SCADA
A Permanent Downhole Gauge (PDG) is a pressure and/or temperature gauge permanently installed in an oil or gas well. Typically, these are installed within tubing in the well and can measure the tubing pressure and/or the annulus pressure. The data provided from the downhole gauge are useful to reservoir engineers in determining the quantities of oil or gas contained below the earth’s surface in an oil or gas reservoir, especially in the first few minutes or hours of production of the well. This allows the well to be efficiently managed and optimized for maximizing production over the lifetime of the well.

  • Measure downhole pressure, temperature and flow
  • Raw data converted from frequency to engineering units using calibrated co-efficients
  • Gauge interfaces to Schlumberger, Woodgroup, Exal Permanent Quartzdyne Gauges, to many others

Artificial Lift SCADA
This refers to the use of artificial means to increase the flow of liquids (typically crude oil) which is achieved by the use of a mechanical device inside the well (a pump), or by decreasing the weight of the hydrostatic column by injecting gas into the liquid some distance down the well. Artificial lift is needed in wells when there is insufficient pressure in the reservoir to lift the produced fluids to the surface, but often used in naturally flowing wells (which do not technically need it) to increase the flow rate above what would flow naturally.

  • Monitoring and control of artificial lift:
    • Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP)
    • Progressive Cavity Pump (PCP)
    • Gas Lift
  • Vibration monitoring and alarming
  • Intelligent well optimization
  • SMART well automatic control of Variable Speed Drives (VSD)

Hosted SCADA Solutions

VTScada also provides hosted monitoring of production fields in the southern US, South America, and the Middle East.

In addition, it is used for pipeline monitoring in a number of locations and controls the growth of algae (biofuels) in Asia.

Several of the largest cryogenic gas monitoring systems in the US and Europe are also running with VTScada.

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Water & Wastewater (WW)

Instantly intuitive integration, non-proprietary communications, and advanced polling management have led to VTScada’s acceptance as an HMI SCADA software standard in the water and wastewater industry.

Water Distribution SCADA

Utilities are under intense pressure to provide clean safe drinking water to their expanding customer bases while maintaining aging infrastructure, all without going over budget.

Advanced water distribution SCADA tools allow utilities to protect valuable drinking water resources by remotely monitoring and controlling their water distribution infrastructure.

VTScada’s water distribution SCADA features like trends, reporting, and alarms help to quickly identify issues that interrupt service and reduce the operational lifespan of distributed water pipes, pumps, tanks, and valves.

  • Rate of change tags
  • Flow Calculation Tags
  • PSI Monitoring
  • CL2 Injection Sampling
  • Booster Pump Controls
  • Motor Operated Valve Control and Monitoring
  • Auto Flushing
  • Automated Meter Reading ODBC Interface

Wastewater Collections SCADA
There are several remote components to a municipal wastewater collections SCADA system. They range from gravity sewer lines in areas with shifting elevations to complex integrated gravity and force mains and lift stations. In addition, many collections departments are tasked with managing re-use force mains, air relief valves, flow meters and a variety of other remote equipment. Monitoring and controlling these remote assets can be a challenge, but with VTScada you can put your mind at ease. VTScada is an industry leader in telemetry management.

  • Automated Lift Station Templates
  • Support for Simultaneous Data Mediums (UHF, VHF, Spread Spectrum, Ethernet, Fiber, Standard Modem and Cellular Modem)
  • Advanced Polling Driver
  • Pump Activity Reports
  • Derived Flow Reports for Pump Station
  • Pump Discrepancy Reports for Predictive Maintenance
  • Radio Diagnostics Drivers for MDS and Calamp Radios
  • Mobile Application for Remote Monitoring and Control

Wastewater Treatment SCADA
Whether it’s an aerobic plant, an anaerobic plant, a lime plant, an RO plant or just simple chlorine injection…VTScada has you covered. Utilities throughout the world treat billions of gallons of raw water and sewer water every day. These are critical assets and complex processes that many of us take for granted every time we drink from a public water fountain or flush a toilet. Thus it is critical to have a reliable, robust and flexible SCADA software platform to manage these mission critical assets. VTScada leads the way when it comes to mission critical monitoring and control.

  • PID Loop Controls
  • Multiwrite Tags for Multiple Control Outputs
  • SNMP Driver Tag for Network Monitoring
  • Unlimited Redundant Historians
  • Custom Reports
  • MUX Tag for Device and Communication Redundancy
  • Easy to Use Trending
  • Facility Management Such as Lighting Controls and Building Security
  • Camera Integration
  • Internet Clients for After Hours Monitoring Remotely
  • Support for Over 1 Million Data Points (64 Bit Version)

Hydrologic Data Collection SCADA
Surface water hydrologic data collection involves sensing, collecting, recording, transmitting and analyzing water data. Historically, water quality analysis was done with people manually collecting water samples to be transported back to labs for analysis. In today’s world, more and more government agencies rely on the ability to monitor and analyze these data from a central location. Here at Trihedral, we get data…literally. VTScada monitors and collects data for many hydrologic systems, including two large water management districts in Florida.

  • Custom RTU Programming Interface
  • Public Internet Access to Hydrologic Data
  • Logged Data Retrieval From Field Devices
  • RTU Programming via HMI
  • Oracle Interface for hydrologic Data Modelling
  • Direct Drivers for Campbell Scientific RTUs

River Control SCADA
For many coastal citizens and companies around the globe, flood control is vital. The work that goes on behind the scenes at many water management districts goes unnoticed. Yet for those who work and live in areas where hurricanes, flash floods and dam breaches are possibilities, the importance of flood control management is never under appreciated. The Army Corp of Engineers, state and local water management districts and storm water departments across the globe are responsible for controlling flood waters with fixed pumps, portable pumps and large and small gate structures, as well as breach control on dams and other structures. VTScada has worked closely with water management districts to create tools specifically designed for the flood control industry.

  • Monitoring of Head and Tail Levels (Upstream and Downstream)
  • Real Time Status of Gate Movement
  • Controls of Gate Structures
  • MUX Tag for Redundant RF or Cellular Path for Remote Communication to Sites
  • Interface to USGS Real Time Data Site
  • Standard Rainfall Reports
  • Internet Client Remote Access