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Title: SCADA -- AM/FM interface: Platforms, technology

Abstract

Efficient utility operations is enhanced by close interoperation between automated mapping/facility management (AM/FM) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. Important benefits of such integration are improvements in service quality and reduced maintenance costs. Development of an AM/FM -- SCADA interface to provide automatic database and display generation for SCADA through AM/FM functions is continuing by Valmet Automation. To minimize or eliminate vendor-dependence, the AM/FM-SCADA interface is compliant with the Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI) utility communication architecture (UCA). The utility industry is changing at an unprecedented rate. To remain a leader, or even to keep pace, utilities must be flexible and innovative. Competition forces companies to become more streamlined and efficient. These forces make the requirements for automation go beyond simple SCADA. Among several developing trends in the industry is the emergence of AM/FM. Collectively, these trends indicate the need to increase efficiency in the design, operation and maintenance of the transmission and distribution system. To accomplish its mission, SCADA and AM/FM must be a highly integrated system to provide timely information to its users. Open systems, the client-server paradigm and better information integration tools facilitate meeting these needs. UCA specification provides the technological glue, to achieve applicationmore » integration between heterogeneous systems.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Valmet, Automation, Inc., Houston, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7047507
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Pipe Line Industry; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 77:5; Journal ID: ISSN 0032-0145
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; INFORMATION SYSTEMS; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; DESIGN; NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS; COMPUTERIZED CONTROL SYSTEMS; GAS UTILITIES; CONTROL SYSTEMS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; MANAGEMENT; ON-LINE CONTROL SYSTEMS; ON-LINE SYSTEMS; PUBLIC UTILITIES; 032000* - Natural Gas- Transport, Handling, & Storage; 990200 - Mathematics & Computers

Citation Formats

Gilbert, R F. SCADA -- AM/FM interface: Platforms, technology. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Gilbert, R F. SCADA -- AM/FM interface: Platforms, technology. United States.
Gilbert, R F. Sun . "SCADA -- AM/FM interface: Platforms, technology". United States.
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abstractNote = {Efficient utility operations is enhanced by close interoperation between automated mapping/facility management (AM/FM) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. Important benefits of such integration are improvements in service quality and reduced maintenance costs. Development of an AM/FM -- SCADA interface to provide automatic database and display generation for SCADA through AM/FM functions is continuing by Valmet Automation. To minimize or eliminate vendor-dependence, the AM/FM-SCADA interface is compliant with the Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI) utility communication architecture (UCA). The utility industry is changing at an unprecedented rate. To remain a leader, or even to keep pace, utilities must be flexible and innovative. Competition forces companies to become more streamlined and efficient. These forces make the requirements for automation go beyond simple SCADA. Among several developing trends in the industry is the emergence of AM/FM. Collectively, these trends indicate the need to increase efficiency in the design, operation and maintenance of the transmission and distribution system. To accomplish its mission, SCADA and AM/FM must be a highly integrated system to provide timely information to its users. Open systems, the client-server paradigm and better information integration tools facilitate meeting these needs. UCA specification provides the technological glue, to achieve application integration between heterogeneous systems.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/7047507}, journal = {Pipe Line Industry; (United States)},
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year = {1994},
month = {5}
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