True cost of in-house SCADA

Posted by Amy Thibault on Aug 7, 2018 11:06:00 AM


You’ve been really busy lately; planning to design install and manage your own SCADA system. You've done all your homework, researched, endlessly read on the how to’s, precautions and potential disasters to avoid. You’re ready to invest your hard-earned money, and commit even more of your precious time into the next steps.

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Four things to consider before self-hosting your SCADA system

Posted by Community Contributor on Jul 18, 2018 11:56:13 AM


Awhile back a friend decided to replace a leaky faucet himself and save some money. He thought the faucet was screwed on, so he grabbed a wrench and started twisting away.

After a couple of turns the faucet broke off, spewing water everywhere. It was sweated instead of screwed on, so he had to turn off all the water to the house and then call a plumber to fix his mistake. It would’ve been faster and simpler to have farmed out the work in the first place.

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The #1 Reason You Question the Value of SCADA… And How to Solve It

Posted by Evan West on Aug 22, 2012 7:20:00 AM


SCADA and other remote monitoring systems introduced a step change to the industry in the area of operational efficiency by providing a positive impact on run-time, production and reduced operating costs. However, with low commodity prices and lower producing wells, there is still a challenge for business cases to justify putting monitoring on all assets.

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