Royal Commission awarded as the biggest independent owner of SCADA
Royal Commission for Jubail recently received certificate for being an exclusive agent in the Gulf region acquiring the U.S. Motorola’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, considered as one of the best system application in the field of modern irrigation management.
The certificate showed that Royal Commission has the largest number of main remote terminal units (RTU) operated in the majority of large infrastructures in the region and has acquired excellence and proficiency in the operation and maintenance of landscaping and irrigation system.
“Previously, irrigation system was done in traditional way through valves and programmable electric controllers serving each of these control valves. But this method requires considerable number of labor and takes time to discover any malfunction or lapses in the system in addition to its high cost in obtaining data for irrigation water management. For these reasons, Royal Commission has adopted SCADA applications that will provide monitoring, control and automated functions for the operation and management of irrigation water in the entire city ”, Saleh bin Mufleh Al-Mutairi , Director of Landscaping and Irrigation Department said.
Engineer Al-Mutairi described that monitoring and control will be processed in the centralized control room and will be linked wirelessly to control terminals to be distributed over all regions with regards to landscaping while pumping stations will be operated in the main control room through signal receiving from radio wave frequencies.
This initiative has been carried out as Royal Commission’s continuous efforts to upgrade and conform with global standards in the operation and maintenance of irrigation system and through the use of I-Pads and smart phones monitoring and control of the system could be accessible and feasible at all times.