City of Kitchener – SCADA Upgrades

City of Kitchener

SCADA Upgrades

In 2016 the City completed a SCADA Needs Study which identified significant upgrades to the SCADA equipment and systems associated with the City’s sewage pumping stations. The City retained Eramosa to develop a set of SCADA system standards as well as complete detailed design packages for their twenty-three (23) sewage lift stations.

22 sites

$1.5M engineering

$6M construction

The upgrades included the design and implementation of a new virtual server infrastructure, installation of new instrumentation and analyzers and the design of new control panels to accommodate the Allen-Bradley CompactLogix controller hardware platform on which the City had standardized.

The implementation phase included the setup and configuration of new redundant GE Proficy iFIX HMI/SCADA servers, a dedicated GE Proficy Historian server and a dedicated terminal server as well as a number of thick and thin clients utilized for operational access. A new WIN911 workstation was also provided including integration with the City’s MASterMind alarm notification system. Our team was also responsible for developing new standard programming modules for the PLC and HMI / SCADA system.

The implementation phase began with two (2) pilot sites tendered as a separate contract which allowed the City an opportunity to verify the new standards and design details before proceeding with the remaining twenty-one (21) facilities as a larger single construction contract.

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