SCADA/PLC Network Design
Firstco have an experienced team of engineers who specialise in SCADA design and PLC network design. SCADA stands for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition. The term SCADA usually refers to centralised systems which monitor and control entire sites, or complexes of systems spread out over large areas (anything between an industrial plant and a country). Most control actions are performed automatically by Remote Terminal units (RTU networks) or by Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC networks).The process can be industrial, infrastructure or facility based.
A redundant server/client RSView SCADA System brings all of the systems together to provide a fully integrated user interface. The additional control and monitoring required for the new Heathrow Terminal 5 systems have been engineered into the existing Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) to ensure the entire network, now comprising 53 PLCs, appears and operates as one single integrated system to the operators.
Firstco successfully delivered not only the detailed designs for Terminal 5, which included SCADA commissioning and a PLC network design, but also went on to deliver the solution itself resulting in a significant overall saving to the project budget.