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ITRC Paper No. P 18-006.  Kyle Feist and Charles M. Burt

SCADA System Maintenance: An Often Overlooked Necessity

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The design and implementation of a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system is typically undertaken by expert engineers and integration contractors. In order to provide a robust and reliable SCADA system, good design and installation practices are required. Preserving the initial SCADA system reliability requires good maintenance. Unfortunately, SCADA maintenance is often overlooked or underestimated. This paper introduces a set of fundamental items that are necessary for long-term SCADA system maintenance, in addition to the most basic necessity: an adequate maintenance budget.



Feist, K. and C.M. Burt.  2018.  SCADA System Maintenance: An Often Overlooked Necessity. Presented at USCID 11th International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage. October 15-19, 2018. Phoenix, AZ.


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