When it comes to SCADA and remote monitoring and control systems, technology has come a long way in recent years. From sensors, to communications, to software and the internet, the technology landscape has changed. By leveraging the latest technologies, it is now easier than ever before to monitor and manage production capacity and performance, equipment uptime, maintenance, and dispatch. Compared to traditional SCADA systems, which generally produce mountains of data, the latest technologies deliver information which companies can act upon. Once deployed, these systems become an integral part of an organization's operational infrastructure, producing more value than ever before with lower initial investment and quicker payback periods.
A customer case study demonstrates the value of deploying the latest in monitoring technologies. The paper explores the tangible savings and benefits that a user was able to achieve from deploying an Internet-based system to monitor and manage over 1,500 assets including compressors and engines at the site discussed.