SCADA is an acronym for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition. SCADA systems use electronic equipment to measure, transmit, record and display operational information. Operational information such as flow, level and motor speed is captured in the field by hard wired electrical inputs and transmitted via radio or wiring to a head end computer. This information is then stored, displayed and reported by the SCADA software. Operational data is generally archived in an historian computer. This allows for retrieving and reporting for management purposes.

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