Software firm Inductive Automation announced it recognizes SCS Engineers as a Premier Integrator. According to the company, Premier Integrators have a high level of commitment, professionalism and competency using the Ignition software. They must consistently produce high-quality work and must consistently demonstrate successful projects with very satisfied end users.
“SCS uses Inductive Automation’s Ignition supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software in their solution because it is a proven state-of-the-art software, which works well with cloud-based systems and the Internet of Things,” said SCS in a statement. “It allows clients to easily control, track, manage and report on their processes.”
Large landfills, counties with multiple landfills and private waste management firms have been waiting several years for SCADA software to catch up to their business needs, according to SCS. Landfill operations are extremely complex and expensive since they monitor and manage multiple systems to protect the public from contamination in the air, water or soil. There are typically multiple operations active on many sites, such as waste recovery, recycling, composting, gas collection and control systems and renewable energy plants.
SCS Remote Monitoring and Control (SCS RMC) provides a next-generation option to monitor and control systems, as well as to see the data collected and the systems in action. It allows users to control their systems remotely, collect data and use the data to enhance their productivity, reduce their operations and maintenance (O&M) costs and reduce their environmental risk. Other offered services include 3D imaging from drones and virtual reality (VR). SCS uses aerial data collected via drones to compose topographic mapping, 2D images, 3D renderings, GIS, thermal, infrared and methane leak detection for waste facilities. The SCS RMC team can take rendered models and apply them to VR headsets as well, which allows decision makers at waste management facilities and organizations to “walk the site” from anywhere.
According to SCS, current clients save on O&M costs and reduce human error by generating internal and regulatory reports automatically, using data automatically collected by the system. They can also receive instant notification of malfunctions and can troubleshoot these notifications remotely.
Not only for landfills, until recent years the public did not realize the long-term value of recycling nor the associated costs. Some clients use SCS RMC to monitor dumpsters and recycling receptacles for collection. This helps keep waste and recycling inside the container, collection schedules more efficient and overall operations less costly.
Manufacturing, industrial facilities and ports use remote monitoring and control for real-time viewing, analysis and control of equipment and systems critical to production and safe operations, often for air monitoring.
“We fully embrace SCS RMC within SCS Field Services because the software allows us to provide more value to our clients; our technicians and engineers can avert problems, and, when needed, provide rapid, efficient and accurate analysis and action,” said Galen Petoyan, senior vice president of field services at SCS Field Services, in a statement.