SCADA System Maintenance. Really?
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IEPA ID#: 7280
Room: C003
Time: 11:15 - 11:45 am
Presenter: Brent Studnicka, Strand Associates, Inc.

Moderator: Chris Sosnowski

SUMMARY: With sophisticated SCADA Systems installed in a large majority of water and facilities, the need for ongoing maintenance of those systems is critical to their accuracy and reliability. Similar to maintaining a piece of equipment like a pump, maintenance of electronic equipment is also important to keep that equipment operating as originally designed and at its peak efficiency. This presentation will discuss recommended maintenance for items such as motor control centers, instruments, programmable controllers, computers, and software. Cost considerations and impact on equipment life will also be reviewed.

Brent Studnicka, Strand Associates, Inc.
Brent has been intimately involved with SCADA systems for over 20 years. He has a passion for helping SCADA system users make the most out of their systems by helping users understand their systems better. While he is an Electrical Engineer by degree, his training and experience has been in process control and monitoring. This experience and training have given him an excellent understanding of the individual components that are used in SCADA systems as well as the big picture of the overall integrated system. Brent is proud to say his background is not limited to SCADA system design, as he has worked with numerous SCADA system users to define a maintenance and replacement strategy that meets the User’s needs and budget constraints.