Instrumentation and Process control centres require the ability to integrate dynamic content showing process overview (grids, pipes, valves), live video (CCTV cameras, vision cameras, weather channels), expertise systems, simulation and other critical information on one large overview display.
Complete visualization of various sub-systems is performed SCADA or DCS systems via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), with separate systems to monitor CCTV feeds and other external data. These systems are not always integrated together and work independently with no communication between other systems in the ecosystem.
The inability to integrate these disparate systems on multi-vendor platforms has created a need for solutions that enable communication and collaboration between these systems. This collaboration and communication between systems alleviates challenges and provides enterprises with complete situation management capabilities. This is where Command and Control Centres come into play.
Process command and control centres are typically 10 years 24/7 operations, with a high expectancy of uptime and reliability in harsh environments. Professional design and the combining of information to create an overview of the plant/power station is a critical element in the control room considerations
Questek has 30 years’ experience in the design and implementation of solutions for this industry. Some of our notable references in this arena are Eskom, Transnet, City power, Exxaro.