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VTScada – Trihedral

 
Trihedral – VTScada

VTScada is perfect for plant, telemetry, or hosted systems of any size. Its unique architecture integrates all core SCADA components into one easy-to-use package. Intuitive tools and training options combined with the most reliable support in the industry allow you to confidently start creating fully-featured applications immediately.

 
VTScada HMI SCADA Software
VTScada provides you with a refreshingly intuitive platform for creating highly-customized industrial monitoring and control applications that end users can trust and use with ease. A wide variety of industries around the world use VTScada for mission-critical applications of every size.

What Is HMI software?
Human machine interface software allows industrial end users to monitor and control equipment using a computer. This can include operating pumps and motors or displaying temperatures and fluid levels on a screen.

What is SCADA Software?
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are comprised of HMI software (such as VTScada) that uses a network to communicate with distributed remote telemetry units (RTUs) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to control remote hardware and retrieve logged process information. For example, municipal utilities can use radios to centrally monitor and control water distribution and wastewater collection sites spread over a wide geographical area or an Ethernet network to oversee multiple treatment plants.

More than HMI and SCADA Software
VTScada also natively includes components not commonly found in HMI or SCADA software platforms such as polling management, historian, trends viewer, report generation, application version control, alarm notification, and system backup. You install everything at once in just a few minutes.

Instantly Intuitive HMI SCADA Software
Creating great SCADA software applications should be easy. We designed VTScada to make you productive in an hour, with instantly intuitive tools and a unique architecture that integrates all core SCADA software components in a single, easy-to-use package. Download the VTScada 90-day trail and follow along with our easy VTScada video tutorials to see for yourself why we call VTScada ‘instantly intuitive’.

Great Software Requires Great Support only as good as the Support
Our in-house developers are constantly rolling out new features while our famous technical support team provides the most personal and accessible technical support in the industry.

For Systems of Any Size
Built for applications monitoring hundreds to millions of I/O on a single server, VTScada’s speed, stability, scalability, and support have made it a trusted SCADA alternative for 28 years.

Non-proprietary HMI SCADA Software
VTScada’s hardware independence and open connectivity support all major PLCs or RTUs and provide an advancement over polling with Master PLCs.

Integrated is Better
A single file installs all components while VTScada’s unique server architecture offers no-compromise load-balancing and hot-backup failover using fewer computers. Integrated real-time application version control permits auditing and instant on-line recovery from unexpected effects of user configuration.

Start Small. Think Big.
This cost-effective and easily-integrated SCADA solution includes everything you need for a fully functional monitoring and control system. All standard and optional components are integrated into the product and can be unlocked by simply updating an installation key. Easily expand your system from a simple OEM machine interface or standalone workstations to a large, distributed client/server system.

History
In 1986, Trihedral released ‘WEB’, a DOS-based HMI product that can still be found operating in the field today. In 1995, the name became Visual Tag System (VTS) to reflect the graphic capabilities made possible by the Windows Operating System. In 2001, Trihedral developed VTScada, a set of dedicated telemetry features included with every VTScada license. In version 11, the product simply became known as VTScada and sported the new logo found at the top of this page.

Industries
Water/Wastewater, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Marine, Broadcasting, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, Airport Solutions, and many more.

Distribute, update, clone or backup applications in a single file.
Introduced in version 10, VTScada ChangeSets help drastically reduce integration costs by allowing you to distribute new or updated applications to multiple computers with a single file. ChangeSets are easily created, distributed and imported into VTScada applications by staff with limited technical knowledge.

Roll out applications with a click.
Rolling out new or updated applications has never been easier. Simply double-click a VTScada ChangeSet file to start VTScada and import the entire application.
 
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Applications

Oil & Gas

The oil, gas and chemicals industries utilize VTScada’s event-driven execution, on-line configuration, and real-time field data management to support their systems. Of critical importance, in most of these systems, are the standard features that include alarms management and emergency response, communications over a variety of mediums, redundancy at all points in system, trend analysis, and remote system access. The powerful scripting language also allows graphing of pump curves.

Oil & Gas Distribution SCADA
The process of getting oil and gas from the well head (production source) to the refinery (processing facility) and ultimately to the consumer usually requires a large infrastructure of pipeline networks. The advances made in oil and gas distribution SCADA technology have significantly reduced the cost for remote telemetry devices and the communications infrastructure required to retrieve data from these devices. This in turn allows operators to remotely monitor, control and optimize their distribution network.

  • Identify conditions that can lead to spills (leak detection)
  • Quickly pinpoint spills and take upstream actions to mitigate effects
  • Prepare downstream processes for inflow product composition
  • Determine equipment effectiveness (i.e. pumping efficiency)
  • Provide data to 3rd party modelling/simulation software (e.g. flow modelling, batch tracking)

Permanent Downhole Gauge SCADA
A Permanent Downhole Gauge (PDG) is a pressure and/or temperature gauge permanently installed in an oil or gas well. Typically, these are installed within tubing in the well and can measure the tubing pressure and/or the annulus pressure. The data provided from the downhole gauge are useful to reservoir engineers in determining the quantities of oil or gas contained below the earth’s surface in an oil or gas reservoir, especially in the first few minutes or hours of production of the well. This allows the well to be efficiently managed and optimized for maximizing production over the lifetime of the well.

  • Measure downhole pressure, temperature and flow
  • Raw data converted from frequency to engineering units using calibrated co-efficients
  • Gauge interfaces to Schlumberger, Woodgroup, Exal Permanent Quartzdyne Gauges, to many others

Artificial Lift SCADA
This refers to the use of artificial means to increase the flow of liquids (typically crude oil) which is achieved by the use of a mechanical device inside the well (a pump), or by decreasing the weight of the hydrostatic column by injecting gas into the liquid some distance down the well. Artificial lift is needed in wells when there is insufficient pressure in the reservoir to lift the produced fluids to the surface, but often used in naturally flowing wells (which do not technically need it) to increase the flow rate above what would flow naturally.

  • Monitoring and control of artificial lift:
    • Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP)
    • Progressive Cavity Pump (PCP)
    • Gas Lift
  • Vibration monitoring and alarming
  • Intelligent well optimization
  • SMART well automatic control of Variable Speed Drives (VSD)

Hosted SCADA Solutions

VTScada also provides hosted monitoring of production fields in the southern US, South America, and the Middle East.

In addition, it is used for pipeline monitoring in a number of locations and controls the growth of algae (biofuels) in Asia.

Several of the largest cryogenic gas monitoring systems in the US and Europe are also running with VTScada.

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Water & Wastewater (WW)

Instantly intuitive integration, non-proprietary communications, and advanced polling management have led to VTScada’s acceptance as an HMI SCADA software standard in the water and wastewater industry.

Water Distribution SCADA

Utilities are under intense pressure to provide clean safe drinking water to their expanding customer bases while maintaining aging infrastructure, all without going over budget.

Advanced water distribution SCADA tools allow utilities to protect valuable drinking water resources by remotely monitoring and controlling their water distribution infrastructure.

VTScada’s water distribution SCADA features like trends, reporting, and alarms help to quickly identify issues that interrupt service and reduce the operational lifespan of distributed water pipes, pumps, tanks, and valves.

  • Rate of change tags
  • Flow Calculation Tags
  • PSI Monitoring
  • CL2 Injection Sampling
  • Booster Pump Controls
  • Motor Operated Valve Control and Monitoring
  • Auto Flushing
  • Automated Meter Reading ODBC Interface

Wastewater Collections SCADA
There are several remote components to a municipal wastewater collections SCADA system. They range from gravity sewer lines in areas with shifting elevations to complex integrated gravity and force mains and lift stations. In addition, many collections departments are tasked with managing re-use force mains, air relief valves, flow meters and a variety of other remote equipment. Monitoring and controlling these remote assets can be a challenge, but with VTScada you can put your mind at ease. VTScada is an industry leader in telemetry management.

  • Automated Lift Station Templates
  • Support for Simultaneous Data Mediums (UHF, VHF, Spread Spectrum, Ethernet, Fiber, Standard Modem and Cellular Modem)
  • Advanced Polling Driver
  • Pump Activity Reports
  • Derived Flow Reports for Pump Station
  • Pump Discrepancy Reports for Predictive Maintenance
  • Radio Diagnostics Drivers for MDS and Calamp Radios
  • Mobile Application for Remote Monitoring and Control

Wastewater Treatment SCADA
Whether it’s an aerobic plant, an anaerobic plant, a lime plant, an RO plant or just simple chlorine injection…VTScada has you covered. Utilities throughout the world treat billions of gallons of raw water and sewer water every day. These are critical assets and complex processes that many of us take for granted every time we drink from a public water fountain or flush a toilet. Thus it is critical to have a reliable, robust and flexible SCADA software platform to manage these mission critical assets. VTScada leads the way when it comes to mission critical monitoring and control.

  • PID Loop Controls
  • Multiwrite Tags for Multiple Control Outputs
  • SNMP Driver Tag for Network Monitoring
  • Unlimited Redundant Historians
  • Custom Reports
  • MUX Tag for Device and Communication Redundancy
  • Easy to Use Trending
  • Facility Management Such as Lighting Controls and Building Security
  • Camera Integration
  • Internet Clients for After Hours Monitoring Remotely
  • Support for Over 1 Million Data Points (64 Bit Version)

Hydrologic Data Collection SCADA
Surface water hydrologic data collection involves sensing, collecting, recording, transmitting and analyzing water data. Historically, water quality analysis was done with people manually collecting water samples to be transported back to labs for analysis. In today’s world, more and more government agencies rely on the ability to monitor and analyze these data from a central location. Here at Trihedral, we get data…literally. VTScada monitors and collects data for many hydrologic systems, including two large water management districts in Florida.

  • Custom RTU Programming Interface
  • Public Internet Access to Hydrologic Data
  • Logged Data Retrieval From Field Devices
  • RTU Programming via HMI
  • Oracle Interface for hydrologic Data Modelling
  • Direct Drivers for Campbell Scientific RTUs

River Control SCADA
For many coastal citizens and companies around the globe, flood control is vital. The work that goes on behind the scenes at many water management districts goes unnoticed. Yet for those who work and live in areas where hurricanes, flash floods and dam breaches are possibilities, the importance of flood control management is never under appreciated. The Army Corp of Engineers, state and local water management districts and storm water departments across the globe are responsible for controlling flood waters with fixed pumps, portable pumps and large and small gate structures, as well as breach control on dams and other structures. VTScada has worked closely with water management districts to create tools specifically designed for the flood control industry.

  • Monitoring of Head and Tail Levels (Upstream and Downstream)
  • Real Time Status of Gate Movement
  • Controls of Gate Structures
  • MUX Tag for Redundant RF or Cellular Path for Remote Communication to Sites
  • Interface to USGS Real Time Data Site
  • Standard Rainfall Reports
  • Internet Client Remote Access