Todd Nydam, senior R&D engineer with JWC Environmental recently had an opportunity to delineate the integration of packaged equipmentinto a plant SCADA or DCS in InTech. InTech is an editorial addresses industry challenges, new technologies and strategies to enhance automation professionals’ on-the-job success.
Integrating controls from an equipment supplier successfully within a plant supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system or distributed control system (DCS) requires communication on multiple levels……. From the perspective of an equipment supplier, several things can help streamline the process of integrating packaged equipment into a plant. First and foremost is planning. Both parties—the plant designer and the equipment supplier—need to understand and appreciate what the equipment is supposed to be doing—and how it will do it—in the context of the entire plant.