SCADA Implementation in Water
Treatment and Distribution Facilities

24 – 28 June 2024
Sandton Centre Johannesburg South Africa

SCADA Implementation in Water Treatment Facilities

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R19, 999.00 Per Delegate

Course overview:

Water treatment facilities are faced with increasing permit standards while continuing to strive for cost savings via operational excellence efforts. These two items can both be achieved through improvements driven by real-time data analysis, which directly relies upon the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) components. In order to optimize facility performance, it is necessary to provide automated process control with the ability for human interaction with these systems to react in critical conditions and maintain output and quality goals.

This intensive course will cover a wide range of SCADA fundamentals, including:

    • The nomenclature, philosophy, and architecture of SCADA
    • The past, current, and potential future industry standards, best practices, and trends
    • Alarm processing and supervisory control
    • Fundamentals of designing and maintaining a SCADA implementation
    • Current cybersecurity needs for ICS in Water/Wastewater

Attendees will grow their confidence in understanding of the various elements of this converged informational/operational technology (IT/OT) that creates the overarching SCADA environment. This course will focus on water and water resource recovery treatment but has general application in other industries. A general understanding of IT systems and networks will be necessary for successful course content comprehension.

Course Objectives:

    • Review the history and evolution of SCADA systems
    • Highlight the relevant hardware and software components of SCADA systems
    • Review SCADA system architecture
    • Discuss the need for SCADA in Water/Wastewater facility operation
    • Examine basic process control concepts
    • Cover protocols that are used to transmit, collect, store, and manage data
    • Identify the data flow from field, to control room, to repository and back
    • Discuss alarm processing and supervisory control
    • Overview of designing and maintaining a SCADA implementation
    • Brief on current cybersecurity for ICS in Water/Wastewater

Targeted Audience:

This Hydraulic Modelling for Water Utility Distribution Systems training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

    • Engineering and Public Works Directors
    • City Engineers
    • Scada Engineers
    • Water Distribution System Managers
    • Infrastructure Managers
    • Consulting Engineers

Course Outline:

A Brief History of SCADA in Water Treatment

    • Evolution of Technology
      • Local – Direct or mechanical-based
      • Edge – Field devices and controllers
      • Central – Datacenters and historical data
      • Cloud – Predictive process analytics
    • System Types
      • Proprietary
      • Local
      • Remote

Introduction to SCADA in Water Treatment

SCADA Components

    • Devices
    • Communications
    • Applications
    • Data
    • Logic
    • Users

SCADA Basics

    • Nomenclature
    • Field devices
    • Datacenter
    • Applications
    • Data repository

SCADA Architecture

    • Field Communication Networks
    • Application Servers
    • Operational Workplace
    • Device and Logical Control Loops
    • Data Paths, Storage and Analysis

Basic Process Control

    • Defining the system
    • Controller design
    • Interdependencies
    • Error handling


    • Input/Output (I/O) communications
      • Fieldbus
      • Ethernet
      • Traditional
    • Plant-wide Ethernet
      • Segmentation
      • Redundancy
      • Topologies
        • Converged
        • Separated
        • Isolated
        • Cloud

Data Collection in Water Treatment

    • Field Measurement Types
      • Continuous (Analog)
      • Discrete (Digital)
      • Totalizers
      • Physical vs. Logical Points
    • Interaction and User Data
      • Process event frequency
      • User-device interactions
      • Graphic use statistics
      • Alarm generation & response rate
    • System Performance Analytics
      • Client response time
      • Screen loading delay
      • Alarm package
    • Simulation and Predictive Analysis
    • Data Path Robustness and Resiliency

Advanced Process Control in Water Treatment Facilities

In the SCADA implementation and monitoring process for water treatment facilities, it is necessary to provide automated process control with the ability for human interaction with these systems to react in critical conditions and maintain output and quality goals. By building on the fundamentals taught in the SCADA in Water Treatment Facilities course, this advanced workshop will showcase the optimization of water treatment facility performance and how process and data control can help plant staff identify and mitigate issues efficiently.

Purpose of Process Control

    • Process control concepts
    • Brief history of control
    • Transformations from technology

Define a System

    • Components and variables
    • Control objectives
    • Reactive vs. predictive
    • Monitoring & reporting

System Control Walkthroughs

    • Sump level control
    • Maintaining tank temperature
    • Usage of intermediate vessels
    • Implementing robust solutions

End of the workshop


While both In-House and Online training can present with cost-effectiveness and time-efficacy, there are some very specific differences between in-house courses and those based online.
The demand for additional courses by individuals or groups of people is increasing. Still, it depends entirely on the preferences of a person what type of training he or she wants to receive. Online courses and in-house training carry some similarities but they are considered to exhibit some very pivotal differences too. Despite that, both types of learning can be really beneficial for attendees.

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