SCADA and Network Analysisby Jonathan S. Bilmes, Connecticut Natural Gas Corp, Hartford, CT, USA,
Abstract: Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation (CNG) is a gas distribution utility serving 130,000 customers in Connecticut. Gas purchase costs and pipeline maintenance costs account for 65% of CNG's yearly expenses. Primarily to reduce this percentage, CNG has decided to embark on two ambitious projects - a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and a network analysis model. The projects, while not planned as one unit, can be coordinated and combined to enlighten and enhance each other. Implementing the projects in a meaningful way requires a clear understanding of the gas distribution utility, fluid mechanics, real time data processing and company politics.
Subject Headings: Data processing | Data collection | Network analysis | Natural gas | Gas pipelines | Data analysis | Pipe networks | North America | United States | Georgia | Connecticut
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