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 design of new control panels to accommodate the Allen-Bradley CompactLogix controller hardware platform standardized on.

The implementation phase includes 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 for operational access. A new WIN911 workstation was also provided including integration with the City’s MASterMind alarm notification system. Our team also developed 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 standards developed and design details included before proceeding with the remaining twenty-one (21) facilities as a larger single construction contract.

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