SCADA systems are used by private companies and public-sector service providers. SCADA works well in many different types of enterprises because they can range from simple configurations to large, complex projects.
Virtually anywhere you look in today's world, there is some type of SCADA system running behind the scenes, whether at your local supermarket, refinery, waste water treatment plant, or even your own home.
How Do SCADA Systems Work?
SCADA systems deploy multiple software and hardware elements that allow industrial organizations to:
- Monitor, gather, and process data
- Interact with and control machines and devices such as valves, pumps, motors, and more, which are connected through HMI (human-machine interface) software
- Record events into a log file