City of Fort Wayne – SCADA Migration Plan

City of Fort Wayne

SCADA Migration Plan

Eramosa is working with the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana to develop a SCADA migration plan. The plan will serve to guide future SCADA migration projects as the City transitions their existing water and wastewater SCADA systems from the GE Proficy iFIX platform to Inductive Automation’s Ignition platform.

2 treatment plants

100+ remote sites

12 migration packages

3 year migration plan

The City owns and operates the Three Rivers Filtration Plant (TRFP) and the Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) as well as approximately 100 remote water and wastewater facilities. Both plants and all remote facilities are monitored and controlled using the existing iFIX SCADA systems located at each plant. The City has selected Inductive Automation’s Ignition platform as the future for their SCADA system at all facilities.

Eramosa, working with Donohue & Associates, Inc. is developing a series of plans to assist the City with transitioning from one system to another while maintaining facility operations. The project includes a series of workshops to gather information about the user experience for the existing SCADA system, educate users about alternatives to consider with the new systems such as the use of high-performance HMI graphics based on the ISA 101 standard and to inform the development of a new set of SCADA standards. The final migration plan will include a series of small planning documents which will be used by the City and their project support team as well as system integration firms during the migration of the SCADA systems at both plants and all connected facilities. These documents include:

  • SCADA System Development Plan
  • Validation Plan
  • Rollout Plan
  • Operability and Training Plan
  • Cutover Plan
  • Project Management Plan

As part of the migration planning project Eramosa also completed a SCADA system architecture design for new server hardware and software and is responsible for the complete configuration and development of the new Ignition framework. All process and facility graphics will be developed as part of a series of future projects broken up into a series of work packages to minimize the impact to process operations during the migration process. Key factors in the architecture design included the ability to provide read only remote access from outside the TRFP and WPCP facilities, sub-second historical data retrieval from the selected historian platform and the use of virtualization technology.

The migration planning project is scheduled to be complete in 2020 with the actual migration of the TRFP tentatively scheduled for 2021 and the WPCP for 2022.

Questions about this project?

Adam Plumstead