Implementing a GE Proficy Workflow Solution that Leverages SCADA & Cityworks at Waterford Township, MI
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IEPA ID#: 7278
Room: C003
Time: 10:00 - 10:45 am
Presenter: Terry Biederman, GE Intelligent Platforms

Moderator: Chris Sosnowski

SUMMARY: This presentation will detail Waterford Township Department of Public Works (DPW) efforts in the design and implementation of an integrated workflow solution that leverages the functionality of Cityworks and GE’s Proficy Workflow platforms. The project centered on the development of a solution that incorporated the DPW’s advanced Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) with an Electronic Standard Operating Procedures (eSOP) solution that was built on the GE Proficy Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) platform. The SOA structure of the workflow application allows for an interaction with the Cityworks Work Order API. This critical link allows the SCADA system to accelerate the response to critical situations by automatically determining when action is needed and then both alerting the appropriate staff and also beginning the work process by creating the work order from within the workflow software. The presentation will cover the objectives of the project along with details of the implementation and the results of the deployment. This endeavor allows the department to leverage the SCADA system with a workflow system that both provides an eSOP solution and also allows for a critical link to the asset management system. Also discussed is how the SOA structure of the platform provides the flexibility for the workflow application and integration to Cityworks to be expanded to other applications within the department to encompass the operations of the entire department.

Terry Biederman, GE Intelligent Platforms
Global Industry Manager- Water, GE Intelligent Platforms March 2012-Present.

Director of Public Works (DPW), Waterford Township, Michigan, February 1996-March 2012. Twenty-six years of municipal water and wastewater experience.

Director, Maintenance Section and Design Engineer for Genesee County Drain Commissioner Water and Waste Services, May 1986-February 1996.

Master Public Administration, University of Michigan, Flint, 1992.

Bachelor Science Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1986.

Registered P.E, Michigan