System Automation

System AutomationPCS has been providing SCADA and System Automation services for more than 20 years. Our capabilities encompass all aspects of a system automation project from conceptual design to programming, installation, start-up and training. Experience with many different equipment manufacturers such as GE, Schneider Electric, Schweitzer Engineering Labs and Beckwith Electric, to name a few, have provided a wide range of knowledge pertaining to the integration of multiple systems. We can interface with protective relaying and power metering using industry standard communication protocols to make data available for SCADA and other remote users. We have designed and installed systems that utilize Windows based PC HMI software running on single and redundant servers. Systems have been developed for turbine generator controls, intelligent load shedding, power monitoring, waste heat boiler controls and municipal SCADA systems for power and waste water applications. PCS can work with a client to help define the requirements for their application.  Based on these requirements, we will develop and deliver a custom system that will provide a reliable automation solution. 

Our experience in providing System Automation Services includes the following:

  • Conceptual System Design
  • Complete System Engineering and Documentation
  • Equipment specification
  • Network Communications – Ethernet and Serial
  • Installation and configuration of OPC Servers for device communications
  • PLC Configuration and Programming
  • Discrete and Analog I/O Systems
  • Development of Graphical User Interfaces
    • GE Proficy HMI/SCADA Cimplicity Software
    • Invensys Wonderware HMI Software
    • Rockwell Automation RSView32 HMI Software
  • Schweitzer Engineering Labs (SEL) Communication Processors and Real Time Automation Controller
  • Integration of microprocessor based protective relays and power metering
  • Installation and Configuration of Schneider Electric ION Power Meters and ION Enterprise Software
  • Installation, Configuration and Certification of Power System Revenue Metering
  • Custom Reporting for Energy Usage and Billing Cost Allocation
  • Integration to existing DCS Systems
  • Integration to enterprise historians such as OSI Pi System
  • Alarm Systems for remote event notification
  • Automated Event Report Collection for SEL Relays
  • System Commissioning and Start-up
  • System Training